Please note: The start time for the early service is 8:15 AM; it is our objective to start the Sunday Christian Education Classes promptly at 9:30 AM.
Coming Soon: New Adult Education Class exploring the Biblical Roots of Progressive Christianity
How can Progressive Christians relate to the Bible? One answer is that the Bible can provide us with a journey into our roots, an exciting exploration in which we find the soil in which our roots are planted…the roots of our understanding of community, of the sacred, of our beginnings and our future, of our connections with each other, with mystery, and with human possibility.
The roots of Progressive Christianity can be encountered in many places in the Bible; and we will explore some of those places in a new class which will begin on Sunday, February 14, at 9:30 a.m. in the Welcome Room. The class will meet each second and fourth Sunday (and each 5th Sunday in those months that provide that opportunity).
Our exploration together will start by discussing Progressive roots in the parables. First we will look at some parables in the Hebrew Scripture: Ruth, Jonah, and Job. Then, we will discuss the parables Jesus told and the ways they enable us to see with new eyes, hear with new ears, and understand with new insight. The study will be led by Bill and Ginny Hathaway.
Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication
Once again, Professor Bart D. Ehrman, the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, offers us this series of 24 lectures that explores and considers the varieties of belief and practice in the early days of Christianity, before the church had decided what was theologically acceptable and determined which books should be included in its canon of Scripture.
This class will be facilitated by Peggy Stoll on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month. Please join us to learn more about early Christianity and their sacred texts.
Jim Rigby’s Sunday School Class
Jim Rigby’s Sunday School Class will continue to meet in the Sunrise Room each Sunday.