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Adult Education Survey
What Adult Education classes would you like to take next year? We want to hear from you! Please take a few moments and complete this short survey compiled by the Adult Education Ministry Team, by clicking on this link: Adult Education Survey.
Drop-ins are always welcome at all of our Sunday Morning
Adult Education classes. No prior preparation expected.
Summer Sundays After Worship
11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
July 6 - Patriotic Mini-Concert
John Neely (Sanctuary)
July 13 - Report on General Assembly Meeting in Detroit
Dennis Piermont & Presbytery of the Miami Valley Commissioner (Chapel)
July 20 - History of the Church through Hymns
Tom York (Sanctuary)
July 27 - Ice Cream Social and Farewell Celebration for Tom York
Aug. 3 - Organ Mini-Concert
Jerry Taylor (Sanctuary)
Aug. 10 - Montreat Report
Nancy Hodgkins (Chapel)
Aug. 17 and 24 - The Image of Ultimate Reality:
Grace in Langston Hughes and Flannery O'Connor
Two-week class taught by Dr. Richard L. Baker, Jr. (Chapel)
This physical, sensible world is good because it proceeds from a divine source.
The artist usually knows this by instinct; his senses, which are used to penetrating the concrete, tell him so. . . . The artist penetrates the concrete world in order to find at its depths the image of its source, the image of ultimate reality. - Flannery O'Connor
Two great American short stories: Langston Hughes' Thank You, M'am and Flannery O'Connor's A Good Man is Hard to Find. The first culminates on the steps of a rooming house in an unnamed east-coast city; the second, on a deserted dirt road deep in the rural south. Yet, despite their differences in setting, these stories provide the same picture of God's grace—a grace that comes to us unexpectedly, in unanticipated situations, from the most unlikely sources. If O'Connor is correct in what she says above, this similarity shouldn't surprise us. Each story penetrates our concrete world to give us an image of the ultimate reality from which our world proceeds—and that image is an image of grace. In these two classes, we'll read and talk about the two stories both to enjoy them and to see whether this is true.
Aug. 31 - No Adult Education - Labor Day Weekend
Mondays - class resumes September 15
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Bible 101: The Whole Story
led by Laurie Davis
Do you wish you had a better basic knowledge of the whole Bible? Newcomers are welcome to join our Bible Survey Class that assumes no prior knowledge of the Bible. It is designed for anyone who would like a basic introduction to the whole Bible and how it speaks to us today. We have just completed the Old Testament and will take the summer off, and then begin with the New Testament in the fall. Newcomers interested in joining the class are cordially invited. Please contact Laurie Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
- Interactive, relational, No prior knowledge expected or implied
- People of all ages and backgrounds welcome: the more diverse, the better
- Stand Alone classes: Come once, once in a blue moon, or never miss
- Starts with a Film Clip (“Reel”) as catalyst for discussion
- A place where we can be “real” about the challenges of life and faith
- Led by Lay People, Coordinated by J.D. Whitlock
Reel Talk will resume in the Fall
facilitated by Joyce Ferguson