Sunday School Classes for Adults (December classes)
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.
Sunday with Jim Rigby (Sanctuary):
Each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m., Jim Rigby teaches a lesson on a topic of interest. “St Paul: the good, the bad and the ugly” continues on Sundays in the Sanctuary.
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER (Sanctuary on December 1):
Elaine White will be giving a special class on December 1.
Exploring the Old Testament through Professor Amy-Jill Levine’s series of DVD Lectures with Babs Miller. (Welcome Room on December 15)
The method of the course is to discuss especially interesting or prominent passages from a cross-section of all the genres the Old Testament contains, using each passage as an example of how to apply a particular method of interpretation to the Bible. Professor Levine’s DVD lectures bring biblical characters and passages to life and vividly reveal the magnificent artistry of the Old Testament.
As Professor Amy-Jill Levine observes: “The Old Testament is endlessly fascinating because it offers everything to explore: myth, saga, and history; tragedy, comedy, and farce; economics and politics; literature and poetry of surpassing beauty; court intrigue and prophetic morality; heavenly miracles and sometimes heavenly silence; questions of theodicy; answers that satisfy and answers that may not; destruction and rebuilding; despair and hope.”
Introduction to Qi-Gong class with Matthias Schossig (Sanctuary/Upstairs on December 8 & 15 at 12:00PM)
Lifelong health through Qi-Gong: align your inner and outer energy. Qi-Gong is a practice to cultivate and balance Chi, or “universal life energy”. Qi-Gong practice involves rhythmic breathing coordinated with slow repetition of fluid movement, a calm mindful state, and visualization of guiding Chi through the body. Please join Matthias Schossig for this introduction to Qi-Gong .
“Reframing Christmas” with Peggy Stoll. (Church Library on December 8 & 15)
Finding Christmas-time difficult? Come join us and share your stories, your feelings, and your hopes…for living well during this difficult time. Rev. Peggy Stoll will facilitate the group…and yummy refreshments will be served!