Adult PROGRAMS


  • sUNDAY aDULT eDUCATION


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

    Adult Classes via Zoom:


     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."


    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

    5/23 Epilogue and Final Thoughts



     

  • 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]


    Our next book for the Monday Group is Madeleine L'Engle's Sold Into Egypt, book 3 in her Genesis trilogy. We will begin this book on 6/7.


    This classic work of spirituality from the author of A Wrinkle in Time offers life-transforming insights on the rich heritage of the Bible and shows how the characters of this ancient text are relevant for living the good life now. Includes a new reader's guide.

    Is Joseph--the deserted son of Jacob from the Old Testament--relevant in our modern age? For Madeleine L'Engle, the answer is a resounding yes; not solely because Joseph is an important historical character, but primarily because his experiences of disenfranchisement, tragedy, and profound betrayal resonate within our own society. These thoughtful meditations on obedience, prophecy, forgiveness, and compassion are masterfully woven to bridge gaps of belief, politics, education, and even faith. In this, L'Engle's third book of her Genesis Trilogy, the author draws on the death of her husband to provide comfort and inspiration to those who suffer grief, loneliness, and doubt.   


    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: Obadiah, Philemon, 2 & 3 John, Jude.


    Reading Schedule:

    5/7 Obadiah

    5/14 Philemon

    5/21 2 John

    5/28 [No Class Today]

    6/4 3 John

    6/11 Jude

     

    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.