Adult PROGRAMS


  • sUNDAY aDULT eDUCATION


    Fall 2021 Classes begin:

    Monday School: August 30th

    Sunday School: September 12th

    Adult Classes


    Reading Bonhoeffer Together

     

    Facilitated by Keith Lewis

     

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer is without a doubt one of the most recognizable Christian Martyrs of the 20th Century.  However, there is more to the man than we usually think about when it comes to his theology, his writings, his German identity, and his defiance of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Third Reich.  In the modern era, we are quick to use his name when we find that it easily suits our needs or we wish to appear relevant. While we do so many times out of ignorance, we also run the risk of tarnishing his legacy and impact at a time when his witness and his call to discipleship are most important.  Join us as we study his life, review his sermons, read his well-known book The Cost of Discipleship and ponder how his legacy inspires us to live out our lives in a way that reflects our devotion to Jesus Christ.

     

    This class meets via Zoom on Monday nights at 6:30pm beginning on August 30th.

    If you’d like to join, please contact the Church Office or Pastor Keith.


    Everything Must Change: 

    When the World’s Biggest Problems

    and Jesus’ Good News Collide

     

    Facilitated by David Elton

     

    We will read and discuss the chapters’ of pastor and author, Brian McLaren’s book on how the life and teachings of Jesus impact the most critical global problems in our world today.

    This class will begin on Sunday, September 12th

    in the CE Lounge!



    Revelation

     

    Facilitated by Kara Windler

     

    This fall our Bible study class will be looking at the book of Revelation. Join pastor Kara and others as we explore one of the most talked about and least understood biblical texts. It's a favorite for imagery spawning numerous works of art, it influences international politics, has inspired con-artists and faithful alike. Revelation is brought to light in 3 of the windows in our sanctuary yet rarely does it appear in the Revised Common Lectionary. All are welcome to join our study in person or via Zoom and videos of each class will be made available on the church website. Our first class, on September 12, will be held in the Sanctuary and will, unfortunately, not be available for Zoom. All other in-person classes will be held in CE 311.


    Videos of this class can be found at the bottom of this page!

     

  • men's koffee klatch

    Sorry, this group is currently on hold due to COVID-19

     

    Thursday 9:30am - 11:00 am         CE Building Lounge

    All men of United Church are invited to coffee, refreshments, and fellowship!  There are no lesson plans, no required or suggested topics, no devotions, no leaders, but there is a lot of fun!  Hosting duties are passed around within the group.  The wit and wisdom shared cover all sorts of topics and the discussions have proven extremely interesting, informative, and supportive.  We laugh a lot!  See you there!

  • Monday book study

    Monday 11:00am  – 12:30pm          Meeting Online via Zoom


    All women of the church and their friends are welcome to attend this group (currently meeting via Zoom).  The books for discussion are selected by the group. 


    The group is currently reading Praying with Jane Eyre by Vanessa Zoltan


    Our favorite books keep us company, give us hope, and help us find meaning in a chaotic world. In this fresh and relatable work, atheist chaplain Vanessa Zoltan blends memoir and personal growth as she grapples with the notions of family legacy and identity through the lens of her favorite novel, Jane Eyre. Informed by the reading practices of medieval monks and rabbinic scholars from her training at the Harvard Divinity School and filtered through the pages of Jane Eyre as well as Little Women, Harry Potter, and The Great Gatsby, Zoltan explores topics ranging from the trauma she has inherited as the granddaughter of four Holocaust survivors to finding hope, meaning, and even magic in our deeply fractured times. Brimming with a lifelong love of classic literature and the tenderness of self-reflection, the book also reveals simple techniques for reading any work as a sacred text--from Virginia Woolf to Anne of Green Gables to baseball scorecards.

    Whether you're an avowed "Eyrehead" or simply a curious reader looking for a richer connection with the written word, this deeply felt and inspiring book will light the way to a more intimate appreciation for whatever books you love to read.


    Reading schedule:

    7/26 Chapters 1&2

    8/2 Chapters 3&4

    8/9 Chapters 5&6

    8/16 Chapters 7&8

    8/23 Chapters 9&10

    8/30 Chapters 11&12

    9/13 Chapters 13&14


    If you're interested in joining this group, please contact Pastor Kara or the Church Office.




  • Women's Friday Morning Group

    Friday 10:00am - 11:30am          Meeting Online via Zoom


    All women are welcome to come try out our Friday morning group!  We are largely comprised of women of The United Church, although not exclusively, and you are certainly welcome to bring a friend with you!  We spend time each week in study and, equally as important, in fellowship and prayer.


    The Friday group is currently exploring of the 1-chapter books of the Bible:


    Reading Schedule:

    7/30 Habakkuk

    8/6 Zephaniah

    8/13 Haggai

    8/20 Malachi

     

    Please contact Pastor Kara or the office if you would like more information or links to join these discussions.


  • conversations at aspen ridge

    This meeting is currently on hold due to COVID-19


    Join us every third Wednesday of the month at 10:00am for coffee and conversation with our friends who reside at Aspen Ridge Lodge Assisted Living Facility.  Aspen Ridge Lodge is located at 1010 Sombrillo Court in Los Alamos.

Revelation Class videos

Want to take part in Pastor Kara's Revelation class, but can't make it work with your schedule?  Did you really enjoy last week's discussion and want to hear it again?  Good news!  Kara will be recording each week and we'll be uploading the videos right here!

LOADING PLAYER…