Adult PROGRAMS


  • sUNDAY aDULT eDUCATION

    Classes run from 11:00 to 12:15. No registration required, just come on by!



    Winter/Spring Sunday Adult Education

    Beginning January 8th 2017

     

    White Privilege: Let's Talk—A Resource for Transformational Dialogue                                            CE Room 309

    Facilitated by Kara Windler and David Elton

    This is an adult curriculum from the United Church of Christ that's designed to invite church members to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive, and bold conversations on race.  Divided into four focused parts, each one introduces a different aspect of the dynamic of white privilege.

    In all four parts, each of four authors contributes a different view of the subject matter presented based on their unique personal experiences. The materials include questions for discussion and reflection.

    The Story of the Bible,                                                                                      CE Room 311

    Facilitated by Pamela Massey

    This class will consist of watching DVD lectures by Professor Luke Timothy Johnson of Emory University.  This is a course about the world's most famous book, which tells the story in four stages.  The first stage focuses on antiquity, tracing the way in which writings by different authors for different readers in different times and places were gathered together into collections to form the Hebrew Bible and later the New Testament.  The second stage follows the process of text transmission, translation, and interpretation within Jewish and Christian communities during the medieval period.  The third stage discusses the effect of the Protestant Reformation, the printing press, and translation of the Bible from the original Hebrew of Torah into Greek, the Greek New Testament into Latin, and both then into English.  The fourth stage considers the recovery of ancient manuscripts, the construction of critical editions, and the rise of historical scholarship on the Bible, including the role of biblical translation in missionary efforts around the world.  What new meanings do translations allow and what older meanings do they obscure?


    Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News                        CE Lounge

    Facilitated by Irene Powell

    Come and join me with a video and discussion of Philip Yancey's newest book. Why does the church stir up such negative feelings?  Philip Yancey has been asking this question all his life, a question more relevant now than ever.  While the opinions about Christianity are dropping, interest in spirituality is rising. Why the disconnect?  Why are so many asking, "What's so good about the Good News?"  In "Vanishing Grace", Yancey shows the desperate need our world has for grace, and how Christians can truly make the gospel good news again. 
    There is a suggested a study guide along with the book, so if you can get these and start reading, you will be ahead of the game.  I know this will be a fascinating journey!












  • men's koffee klatch

     

    Thursday 9:30 - 12:00         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 11:00 – 12:30          CE Building Lounge


    All women of the church and their friends are welcome to attend this group.  The books for discussion are selected by the group.  Our next book will be And Not One Bird Stopped Singing: Coping with Transition and Loss in Aging.
    This Book discussion begins on September 14th.

  • Women's Friday Morning Group

    Friday 10 - 11:30          White Rock Presbyterian Church


    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.





  • conversations at aspen ridge

    Join us every third Wednesday of the month at 10 am 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.