Adult PROGRAMS


  • sUNDAY aDULT eDUCATION


    Special Lenten adult Classes begin on February 21st at 11:15am

    We are currently offering two adult classes via Zoom:

    Psalms for Lent

     

    Facilitated by David Elton



    As the writers of the gospels, letters and the Revelation to John of the New Testament connected God’s work in Jesus to God’s work throughout the history of Israel in the scriptures, no book of the Old Testament is quoted as much as the Book of Psalms (68 times). Each Sunday in Lent we will read and discuss one or two psalms whose verses made it into the New Testament. We will also look at the New Testament passage in which they’re found. Each of these psalms will connect to themes of the church’s season of Lent.


     The Sabbath


    Facilitated by Kara Windler


    The Sabbath, by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. Elegant, passionate, and filled with the love of God's creation, Abraham Hoshua Heschel's The Sabbath has been hailed as a classic of Jewish spirituality ever since its original publication in 1951—and has been read by thousands of people of many faiths seeking meaning in modern life. In this brief yet profound meditation on the meaning of the Seventh Day, Heschel introduced the enormously influential idea of an "architecture of holiness" that appears not in space but in time. Judaism, he argues, is the religion of time: it finds meaning not in space and the material things that fill it but in time and the eternity that imbues it, so that "the Sabbaths are our great cathedrals."


    Reading Schedule:

    2/21 Prologue & Chapter 1

    2/28 Chapter 2

    3/7 Chapter 3

    3/14 Chapter 4

    3/21 Chapter 5 & 6

    4/11 Chapter 7

    4/18  Guest Speaker

    4/25 Chapter 8

    5/2 Chapter 9

    5/16 Chapter10 & Epilogue


     

  • 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 Monday Group is skipping a book this cycle and listening to a podcast!  We'll be discussing On Being with Krista Tippett. Below you will find what we will be discussing each week and a link to the episode with both audio and a transcript available. If you are interested in joining, please email the office and we will add you to our email.

     

    3/15

    How Wintering Replenishes - Katherine May (January 21, 2021) 

    https://onbeing.org/programs/katherine-may-how-wintering-replenishes/ 

     

    3/22

    Spiritual Bridge People - Bishop Curry and Dr. Moore (Dec. 20. 2020) 

    https://onbeing.org/programs/bishop-michael-curry-dr-russell-moore-spiritual-bridge-people/ 

     

    3/29

    Shelter for the heart and mind - Sharon Salzberg (October 22, 2020) 

    https://onbeing.org/programs/sharon-salzberg-shelter-for-the-heart-and-mind/ 

     

    4/5

    Listening to the World - Mary Oliver (September 3, 2020) 

    https://onbeing.org/programs/mary-oliver-listening-to-the-world/ 

     

    4/12

    What it means to be Human - Jane Goodall (August 6, 2020) 

    https://onbeing.org/programs/jane-goodall-on-what-it-means-to-be-human/ 

     

    4/19

    Towards a Moral Revolution - Jacqueline Novogratz (May 21, 2020) 

    https://onbeing.org/programs/jacqueline-novogratz-towards-a-moral-revolution/ 

     

    4/26

    Asteroids, Stars, and the Love of God - George Coyne and Guy Consolmagno (April 1, 2010) 

    https://onbeing.org/programs/guy-consolmagno-george-coyne-asteroids-stars-and-the-love-of-god/ 

     

    5/3

    Navigating Loss Without Closure - Pauline Boss (June 23, 2016) 

    https://onbeing.org/programs/pauline-boss-navigating-loss-without-closure/ 

     

    5/10

    Truth, Beauty, Banjo - Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn (June 2, 2015) 

    https://onbeing.org/programs/bela-fleck-abigail-washburn-truth-beauty-banjo/ 

     

    5/17

    Spirituality of Imagination - Martin Sheen (December 16, 2015) 

    https://onbeing.org/programs/martin-sheen-spirituality-of-imagination-jun2017/ 

     

    5/24

    Music Happens Between the Notes - Yo-Yo Ma (September 4, 2014) 

    https://onbeing.org/programs/yo-yo-ma-music-happens-between-the-notes-jul2018/

     

    5/31

    [No Meeting Today]


    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 reading The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.


    Reading Schedule:

    4/2 Prologue and Chapter 1

    4/9 Chapters 2 & 3

    4/16 Chapters 4 & 5

    4/23 Chapters 6 & 7

    4/30 Chapters 8 & 9 and Afterword

     

    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.