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FALL 2019 ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES
SUNDAY OFFERINGS-START DATE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 9:30-10:30AM

Living Your Faith

Title: – Living Your Faith
Facilitator: -Pam Carlson-Gohil
Location:– Lighthouse Room
Description: – In church we learn about the life of Jesus and about the message that he brought to the people about living life as God would have us live. That was 2,000 years ago, the culture was vastly different. How do these “rules” impact our lives today? Let’s talk!

Adult Interest Group

Title: – Video Series: “The Story of God”
Facilitator: -Ken Ilseman
Location:– Fireside Room
Description: – The class will resume viewing and discussing the video series featuring Morgan Freeman. In this series, Morgan Freeman meets a man who felt God’s presence, learns how Muslims hear God’s voice in the Quran, comes across a tribe whose members believe that they can channel the healing powers of the divine, and encounters a physicist who has faith that science will lead him to God. Come and join us for this video based study of topics of mutual interest.

DISCIPLE I

Title: – Disciple Bible Study I
Facilitator: -Tom Bolton
Location:– Confirmation Room
Description: – Each chapter of Disciple Bible Study I will be studied over two weeks. The class will last for approximately 68 weeks and will meet weekly except during holiday weekends. This class is currently in the middle of the of the curriculum that was started September 2018. New students will not be added at this time. There is approximately one hour of reading and journaling each week between classes. The course provides a solid introduction to all the books of the Bible. This is the same format and schedule that was used with Disciple Bible Study II from 2015-2017.

ADULT DISCUSSION CLASS

Title: – “Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved” by Kate Bowler
Facilitator: Jerry Semrad and Class Participants
Location: Fellowship Hall (SW Corner)

Description: – We will begin the year by continuing our study of this book. The author gives her personal perspective on how being diagnosed with cancer disrupted her “seemingly perfect life” and forced her to question what matters most when it comes down to the very real fact that she is dying. If you are a person who is interested in reading the very personal journey of a person facing a very serious and life-changing cancer diagnosis, in an entertaining, heartbreaking yet reassuring and authentic manner, please join the class. Kate Bowler tells her story and observations on dying and the ways it has taught her to live. The class will research and decide on future books for discussion.

WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?

Title: – The Acts of the Apostles
Facilitator: Michael Odle
Location: Fireside Room

Description: – Did you ever read something in the Bible and wonder what it means? Are you longing to look more deeply into the Scripture? Then this group is for you. You don’t need to know the Bible well; just bring your questions as we explore the Scripture together. Grab your Bible and join our discussion this year of The Acts of the Apostles.


MONDAY OFFERINGS
START DATE: SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 – 1:30PM
THIRD MONDAY (Except December, July and August)

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Title: – When Did Everybody Else Get So Old? by Jennifer Grant
Facilitator: Val Holzman
Location: Bernice Nailen Memorial Library

Description: – This daytime group reads and discusses books recommended by the United Methodist Women. It is open to everyone who likes to read!


WEDNESDAY OFFERINGS
START DATE: SEPTEMBER 11, 2019
10:30-11:30AM AND 7:45-8:45PM

FALL ADULT BOOK STUDY

Title: – “Leadership in the Wesleyan Spirit” by Lovett H. Weems, Jr.
Facilitator: Sam Royappa
Time: – Every Wednesday 10:30-11:30AM and 7:45-8:45PM (evening class via Zoom only)
Location: Fireside Room
Starting Date: – September 11, 2019 (12 weeks)

You must register prior to September 11, 2019. Participation by Zoom via computer is available for both class times.

Description: – John Wesley was a fruitful leader in many ways. The Methodist way of leadership is based on the Wesleyan spirit and tradition. The study will help us to reflect on our leadership qualities and methods based on the Principles, Practices and Passions of Wesleyan Leadership. You are invited to join. All are welcome. The study is repeated both morning and evening.

WINTER ADULT BOOK STUDY

Title: – The Book of Psalms 001-150
Facilitator: – Sam Royappa
Time: – Every Wednesday 10:30-11:30AM and 7:45-8:45PM (evening class via Zoom only)
Location: – Fireside Room
Starting Date: – January 8, 2020 (14 weeks)

You must register prior to September 11, 2019. Participation by Zoom via computer is available for both class times.

Description: – The Book of Psalms is the most familiar and popular book in the Bible. The Psalms have enriched our spiritual and community lives. In this study, we will briefly look at all 150 Psalms in groups and also will specifically focus a number of Psalms. The purpose is to study and reflect on how to live the Psalms in and through our daily living. Besides the Scripture, we will refer to other resources related to The Book of Psalms. I hope that through this study, our spiritual lives will be further strengthened and enriched. You are invited to join. All are welcome. The study is repeated both morning and evening.