Fall Sunday School Series: Lost Christianities

 The fall Sunday School series is underway. It is based on a series of recorded lectures by Professor Bart Ehrman of the University of North Carolina Department of Religious Studies. This course explores the remarkable diversity of beliefs and writings propounded by people who considered themselves to be Christians in the first few centuries AD.

We will hear about the many Christian writings of the first few centuries that were often fanciful and entertaining, but which did not end up being included in the New Testament canon of Scripture. Some of these writings were eventually considered to be harmless, but not to belong in the core canon of Scripture, while other writings were considered to be misleading and even dangerous to salvation. The course is a fascinating study of what we present-day Christians generally take for granted and what perhaps could have been if Christian history had taken another direction.

Hybrid Adult Sunday School

Adult Sunday School meets Sunday mornings at 11:30am in Calvin Lounge and on Zoom. Use the following Zoom meeting details to join us virtually:

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Sing Advent!

Advent begins Sunday November 28!  To help us Sing Advent, Pastor Alan will be leading Sunday School throughout Advent on select songs and the history and meaning behind them.  We will be gathering in Calvin Lounge and via Zoom (see link below) at 11:30am.  Come prepared to discuss, laugh, learn, and even sing.

The schedule is:
  • November 28 – Traditional Songs
  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  • Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
  • Watchman Tell Us of the Night

December 5 – Pop Culture Songs
  • All I Want for Christmas is You
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas/Peace Carol
  • Welcome Christmas
         
December 12 – Modern Songs
  • Light of the World
  • Mary Did You Know?/Hallelujah
  • I Celebrate the Day
         
December 19 – Lessons and Carols
  • What and why

There will be no Sunday School on December 26th or January 2nd.

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