OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN
W.A.T.CH. (WeAreTheCHurch) helps young people learn the language, meaning, and order of worship in the Presbyterian Church. Young people are dismissed from the adult service after the Passing of the Peace to meet together for continuing worship.
LEARNING JESUS FROM MATTHEW'S GOSPEL. Beginning on January 8 children Kindergarten to 4th grade will embark on a study of Matthew's Gospel, using imaginative means to help children interpret Scripture so as to "learn Jesus." Classes will meet from 11:20-12:30 (location TBA).
OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS
DISCIPLESHIP IN THE SCHOOL OF MATTHEW. On Wednesday evenings beginning January 4 adults will have an opportunity to engage important passages of Matthew's Gospel as a means to renew discipleship according to Matthew's vision. Classes will meet on Wed. evenings, 7:00-8:30 in Calvin Lounge.
COFFEE WITH PAUL. Our ongoing engagement with Paul's epistles continues in the new year. We meet on Tuesday mornings, 10:30-11:45 before LUNCH WITH ALAN to mine Paul's understanding of the Gospel's relevance life in the community of faith. Look for a possible change of venue!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
Come dialogue with co-faith travelers about your faith and science during our winter adult series. There will be no technical stuff to confuse you, only your voice, your level, your reality for living with modern science and your modern faith. Bring questions, experience, knowledge, curiosity. The schedule is below and is subject to change if our conversations deem it necessary. Jim Kutz will lead the sessions. Pick up a copy of The Heretic by Andrew Ferguson from the Welcome Booth or Jim Kutz.
Science and Faith as Partners-in-Awe; Finding our Wholeness in Both
Jan. 8 – Getting Oriented
Our cosmic and human history. Becoming comfortable with terms and definitions
Jan. 15 – Creation vs. Evolution? Interpretations of our reality from Bible and Biology
The Heretic by Andrew Ferguson – Mar. 25, 2013 The Weekly Standard
Jan. 22 – Ancient and Modern Understandings of Belief
The invention of religion and science. The mess the Reformation left us in
Jan. 29 – Why Is There Life on Earth? The Big Bang and Anthropic Principle
Is there intelligent life other than on earth? Is God incarnate in Jesus significant for the whole cosmos?
Feb. 5 – Evil and Death
The Bible’s and science’s take on creation/cosmos gone bad. Why is individual and cosmic death inevitable?
Feb. 12 – Do We Really Have a Soul?
The strangeness of physical and spiritual reality. Greek, Gnostic and modern ideas for getting rid of our bothersome bodies. Modern ideas for getting rid of our souls
Feb. 19 – From Where Comes Life’s Meaning?
Finding meaning in a nihilistic universe and human extinction
Feb. 26 – Human Extinction and God’s New Creation
What can we hope for? Is “going to heaven” really the goal of our faith? How then do we live in this kind of world?