Adult Education Classes
Dining Room Class -
Reading the Laudato Si’ as a Lenten Observance
This eight-week study (February 4 - April 1) of the Pope’s Encyclical on the Environment will provide a Lenten journey to attend to our relationship to the earth, a relationship integral to Christian faith and spirituality. In October of 2015 the Pope addressed his letter (Laudato Si’) to all peoples of the earth. Pope Francis urges a “new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet,” a dialogue to include people not only from every field of study and every faith tradition but ordinary citizens like ourselves who are impacted by environmental degradation. He urges us “to dare to turn what is happening to the world into our own personal suffering and thus to discover what each of us can do about it.” A refreshing characteristic of the encyclical is the Pope’s unrelenting joy and hopefulness. He invites us, as do the scriptures, to relate to the earth as companions in suffering and companions in hope.
The leader of the course will be Dr. Sally Johnston. A graduate of PSCE, Sally has taught in institutions of higher education and theological education and has also served churches and presbyteries as a Christian educator. Ecological religious education has been the focus of her research, writing, and teaching in recent years.
Bible Class with Franklin Reding - 308
Faith and Literature Class with Marjorie Clark - 301
Christian Parenting – for Families with Young Children – Class will meet in the Nursery on the FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Using a variety of texts, blogs, etc. this class will encourage young families to share the joys and challenges of raising children in the faith.
On Easter Sunday - Faith and Literature and the Bible Class will meet together for church school to discuss : Looking at the Resurrection story through the lens of existentialism. (Matt. 28, Mark 16, Luke 24, John 20-21).
Bible Study Groups
Kerygma Bible Study meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 12noon - 1:30pm. Contact Ginger Evans if you would like to join us!