Adult PROGRAMS


  • sUNDAY aDULT eDUCATION


    FALL 2022 Classes:

    Adult Classes

    The Bible With and Without Jesus

     

    Facilitated by Rev. Kara Windler

     

    All are invited to join our hybrid Sunday school class as we examine key scriptures through both Jewish and Christian understandings using, The Bible with and without Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine and Mark Zvi Brettler, as our guide. No time to sock in a bunch of reading before class? That's okay! Each major chapter takes a look at particular passage of scripture which we will dive into during each class. We will meet in Room 311 of the CE building (the one upstairs with all the comfy couches) and via Zoom (link will be available through the Weekly Word email list or you can get our class login information from the church office).



    From Jesus to Constantine:

    A History of Early Christianity

     

    Facilitated by John Puckett and others

     

    This is a history course, the lectures examine the detailed history of the creation of Christianity by examining the historical events and writings from about 30 CE to the conversion of the Roman Emperor Constantine in the early 4th century...a scant 300 years.  These lectures are not about faith or spiritualism, but rather the early history of how Christianity became the world’s largest religion.  There are 24 lectures, each about 30 minutes.  As a class we can decide how to watch lectures and have time for discussion.

    This class will meet in the CE Lounge!

     

  • men's koffee klatch

    Thursday 9:30am - 11:00 am         CE Building 311 & Zoom

    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!


    If you can't make it in and would like to join via Zoom, please contact the Church Office for the link.

  • 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. 


    Beginning December 2022, the Monday Morning Book Study will be reading "The Year of Living Biblically" by A.J. Jacobs.


    The group selects the books for discussion.


    Reading Schedule:

    12/5 Introduction & Month 1: September

    12/12 Month 2

    12/19 Month 3

    12/26 [No Class, Christmas Break]

    1/ 2 [NO CLASS, New Year Break]

    1/9 Month 4

    1/16 Month 5

    1/23 Month 6

    1/30 Month 7

    2/6 Month 8

    2/13 Month 9

    2/20 Month 10

    2/27 Month 11

    3/6 Month 12


    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.


    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.

     

    Beginning September 9, the women's Friday morning group will be diving into the book of Revelation with the aid of The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation by Barbara Rossing. Join us as we wrestle with one of the Bible's most perplexing, misused, and liberating books. We’ll gain insight into Revelation's history of interpretation and, hopefully, strip away some of the sci-fi blockbuster trappings of popular conceptions to see through to the book's ultimate liberating message.

    From the book jacket: The idea of "The Rapture" -- the return of Christ to rescue and deliver Christians off the earth -- is an extremely popular interpretation of the Bible's Book of Revelation and a jumping-off point for the best-selling "Left Behind" series of books. This interpretation, based on a psychology of fear and destruction, guides the daily acts of thousands if not millions of people worldwide. In The Rapture Exposed, Barbara Rossing argues that this script for the world's future is nothing more than a disingenuous distortion of the Bible. The truth, Rossing argues, is that Revelation offers a vision of God's healing love for the world.


    Newcomers are welcome! We meet on Friday mornings at 10:00am via Zoom. Contact Kara (dce@unitedchurchla.org ) or the Church Office for more information.


    Reading Schedule:

    9/16 Chapter 1

    9/23 Chapter 2

    9/30 Chapter 3

    10/7 [NO CLASS--Fall Retreat]

    10/14 Chapter 4

    10/21 Chapter 5

    10/28 Chapter 6

    11/4 Chapter 7

    11/11 Chapter 8

    11/18 Chapter 9

    11/25 [NO CLASS--Thanksgiving]

    12/2 Chapter 10

    12/9 Chapter 11


  • 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!

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