Education - Adults
“I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.” - Jesus in John 15:5
Contact Gina Dawson, Director of Christian Education
301-881-1881, ext. 2006
Faithful and Inclusive: The Bible, Sexuality, and The United Methodist Church
Sundays, 8:45am, in the Parlor - September 29 to November 3, 2019
A video based study on human sexuality and the church, entitled “Faithful and Inclusive” will be held on Sunday mornings at 8:45 in the Parlor. The study, which will last 6 weeks, is an alternative to the “Two Views” study being held at other times. This study has more of a point of view in favor of inclusion, but the discussions, led by Hunter Prillaman, will be critical and analytical, and all points of view are welcome. The videos are narrated Rev. Rob Fuquay, pastor of a 6,000 member United Methodist church in Indianapolis, and the study is published by the institute that also publishes the Disciple Bible Study.
Entering the Chasm: “Black & White”
October 23, 2019, 7:00-8:30pm, Combination in-person & Zoom discussion
We are reading and discussing Black & White: Disrupting Racism One Friendship at a Time by Teesha Hadra and John Hambrick. Teesha, a young black woman, and John, a white man in his 60s, bring a confident and redemptive tone to the hope that friendships can change the world because that is exactly what they experienced…
Entering the Chasm: “Here Now With You”
Six Week Study, November 1-December 13, 2019, 12:00-1:00pm, Combination in-person & Zoom discussion
Early in his pastoral career, Gregg Louis Taylor walked into a hospital room to meet Alma, who had been in a traffic accident. She welcomed him in, took his hand, and began talking about her life and the collision. When he began his “exit strategy” of prayer and saying goodbye, she said, “I knew you’d come. God always makes his presence known.” What she said shook him to his core. “What does this mean, Lord? You mean that you make your presence known in me?” …
Faith & Film: “The Bucket List”
November 8, 2019, 6:30-9:30pm, Rooms 205/206
Two terminally ill men (Jack Nicholson & Morgan Freeman) escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die in this 2007 comedy-drama film directed & produced by Rob Reiner. Rated PG-13. Movie fare provided - pizza, popcorn, and drinks.
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