9:00-10:00 a.m. in the Covenant
We do offer a variety of learning opportunities in conjunction with our Sunday
School for people of all ages. Sessions are held from 9:00-10:00 am. Our adult
education offerings are planned by a team of lay members and clergy, sessions
are also taught by lay and clergy.
January Adult Education
January 15 & 22
"The Holy Land - Fall 2016". Presented by travelers
"Dialoging the Bible". Don Falkos provides an
introduction to a potential series of Bible Study for members of MCC.
Going, Gone--Planning a Good End of Life: You’re never too young to start
thinking for yourself, and about those you love."
This series encourages courageous
conversations with our loved ones and families to ensure that we have the
end of life that we chose. We wanted to make sure that everyone had a chance to learn about this
valuable topic, even if they couldn't make it to 9 am Sunday Adult Ed, so we
created this Google Doc
(click here) full of links and resources. There are videos and
radio broadcasts, newspaper articles and healthcare sites. Hopefully all the
sources will either help you learn if you aren't able to join us, or deep-en
your knowledge if you can.
During the School Year
10:15 am September -- May
Summer Sunday Worship:
9:30 am Memorial Day-Labor Day
Advent Lutheran, ELCA
Worships in the Blessing Room
Community of Hope, UCC
Worships in the Covenant Room
No Summer Sunday School
9:00 am Education For All Ages
During the School Year
Faith in Action for Racial Equity (FARE)
11:45am – 1:45pm
Bring Your Lunch or Snack
Sundays, January 22 & February, 26
This month, the FARE group will meet on Sunday, January 22, after worship.
The group had two assignments from their December meeting. The first is to
shape their personal learning goals. Our monthly sessions are great times
for learning. However, effective engagement with racial justice requires a
commitment to lifelong learning for each of us. FARE personal learning goals
are a chance for participants to practice asking themselves what they most
need to learn or how they are called into action, and then taking
accountability--with the group's support--to follow through with those
goals. The second assignment asks participants to begin writing their
spiritual autobiographies, using the lens of race. Being conscious of our
experiences based on race is a way of being conscious to the ways that race
advantages and disadvantages on a daily basis. Throughout the coming months,
different persons will share their spiritual autobiographies with the group.
Stories are a powerful way to learn.
The resource provided for writing this type
of autobiography is the new UCC curriculum called: "White Privilege: Let's
Talk--A Resource for Transformational Dialogue." It can be downloaded for
http://privilege.uccpages.org/. Even if you aren't in the class, you
might find this guide interesting and useful. We've also set next month's
date as Sunday, February 26.
Caring for Our Corner of Creation
What is a “Sense of Place?”
“Caring for Our Corner of Creation” is a study-action program designed to
help congregations carry out mission and ministry with a deepened, enriched,
and engaged sense of place.
Click here to
download a PDF of this program.