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

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What is the Apocrypha?

Sundays, 8:45am, in the Parlor from September 9, 2018 to May 2019

Join Hunter Prillaman and Phil Dawson in a study and discussion of these books that are part of the Bible in some Christian traditions, but not others. We’ll learn about their history, what they meant to the early Church, and what they have to say to us today.

While we began this study last year, you can join anytime as there will be frequent recaps. This season we begin with Second Maccabees. Bibles with the Apocrypha will be provided.

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Faith on Film: “Millions”

September 7, 2018, 6:30-9:00pm, Rooms 205/206

Our first film in the series, “Saints and Sinners (And A Little Bit of Both)”, is Danny Boyle’s wonderful 2004 gem, Millions (rated PG-13, 101 minutes).

Millions tells the story of Damian, a seven-year old Catholic school boy, whose family has recently moved to the suburbs after the death of his mother. Soon after the move, Damian’s cardboard box “hermitage,” built near some train tracks, is disturbed by a bag of money flung from a passing train…

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the Other Book Discussion: “The Line Becomes a River” by Frances CantĂș

September 14, 2018, 7:30-9:00pm, Room 206

In September we are moving to the border between the United States and Mexico. For CantĂș, the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest. Haunted by the landscape of his youth, he joins the Border Patrol after graduating from college. He and his partners are posted to remote regions…

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Disciple Studies Information Session

September 16, 2018, following the 10:00am Worship Service in Room 206

Want to learn more about how Disciple works (both Disciple 1 and 3)? Meet up in Room 206 to discuss what is involved and pick up your study guide ($20).

If you can’t make the session, contact Gina Dawson with questions and to pick up your book no later than the below dates so you can begin reading before the first session: Disciple 1 (September 26), Disciple 3 (September 17).

See more about Disciple 1 and Disciple 3 below.

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Pursuing God’s Love: Genesis

Six-Week Online DVD Study, Every Other Sunday, 7:30-8:30pm, starting September 23

The greatest story we will ever encounter is the story of God’s love for us. Genesis was written so that the Israelites would know God and his presence and involvement in people’s lives since the beginning of the world. Through the Genesis story, the Israelites are reminded how they became God’s people and discover God’s tremendous love for them.

Why pursue God’s love? …

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Disciple 3: Remember Who You Are, The Prophets and The Letters of Paul

32 Week Bible Study, Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00pm, starting September 25, 2018

Prerequisite: Disciple 1 recommended, but not required. Instead of going for 32 straight weeks, we will be taking breaks at various points and for the summer. Join us for an information session on Sunday, September 16, 2018 following the 10:00am worship service in Room 206.

Why does God send the prophets to Israel and Judah? Why does Paul write letters to church communities? Because we can easily forget. Just like the Israelites and the early church, life happens, we go along with our days, and we forget. The Prophets and the Letters of Paul remind us of who we are as children of God …

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Disciple 1: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study

34 Week Bible Study on Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm, starting October 4, 2018

Instead of going for 34 straight weeks, we will be taking breaks at various points and for the summer. Join us for an information session on Sunday, September 16, 2018 following the 10:00am worship service in Room 206.

What does it mean to be a Disciple of Jesus Christ? How can studying over 70% of the Bible with your peers over 34 weeks help you answer this question? How can putting the Biblical story into historical perspective from scholars help? …

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Online Resources

Here are some options for you to study online. If you have a resource you'd like to share with us, please contact Gina Dawson, Director of Christian Education.

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