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
What is the Apocrypha?
Sundays, 8:45am, in the Parlor
Join Hunter Prillaman and Phil Dawson in an ongoing 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. Join any time (there will be frequent recaps). Bibles with the Apocrypha will be provided.
Young Adult Gathering
Every other Tuesday night, 7:30pm at Panera Bread (1780 E. Jefferson Street in Rockville)
Continues on April 3, April 17, May 1, May 15, May 29 (and so on…)
We are gathering at Panera and you’re invited to join us! Adults in their 20s to 40s are welcome to come together at Panera Bread (1780 E. Jefferson Street, Rockville). You can also bring a friend!
Our format is free-form in nature where we bring our questions about life as a Christian in the 21st century and life in general. It’s a great way to take a break from our hectic lives to grow together and get to know one another.
If you have any questions, contact Theresa Eggleston, Faith’s Office Manager and a participant in this group at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Current Short-Term Small Groups
Every other Sunday, January 28 through June 3, 7:30pm: Online Bible Study via Zoom Meeting. We are reading and discussing the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. Contact Gina Dawson to join anytime.
Is the Old Testament Worth the Effort?
Eight-Week Study of Philip Yancey’s “The Bible Jesus Read”
Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm, April 5 – May 24, 2018, Room 206
If you think it’s just a mysterious, outdated book, think again. It’s the Bible Jesus read, used, and loved. Yancey challenges the perception that the New Testament is all that matters and the Old Testament isn’t worth taking the time to read and understand. Yancey admits that, like many Christians, he usually avoided the Old Testament. After all, why bother with writings that can be so baffling, boring, even offensive to the modern mind?
The Old Testament is God’s biography, the story of God’s passionate encounters with people. It is also a prequel to the story of Jesus, who came to answer the questions that troubled the ancient writers and still trouble us today. For expressing our deepest longings and voicing the full range of our lives and emotions – the cries, the complaints, the deep, insistent questionings of the heart – the Old Testament has no equal.
In this 8-week DVD study we’ll explore these sometimes shocking, often cryptic divine writings. We’ll come to know God more intimately, anticipate Jesus more fervently, and find a wonderful, wise companion for our faith journeys. No need to sign up – just come to Room 206 starting April 5th. And, there isn’t any homework! Questions? Contact Gina Dawson.
First Friday Night Film Series: “The Band’s Visit”
April 6, 2018, 6:30-9:00pm, Room 205/206
We’ll be watching the movie that garnered over 35 international film awards from 2007-08 and inspired the 2017 Broadway musical hit: The Band’s Visit (2007, rated PG-13, 87 minutes, in both English, Hebrew and Arabic with subtitles). This heartwarming winner is the witty story of strangers truly stuck in a strange land.…
Book Discussion: “If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face?: My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating” by Alan Alda
April 13, 2018, 7:30-9:00pm, Room 206
Alan Alda has been on a decades-long journey to discover new ways to help people communicate and relate to one another more effectively. In his wry and wise voice, Alda reflects on moments of miscommunication in his own life, when an absence of understanding resulted in problems both big and small. He guides us through his discoveries, showing how communication can be improved through…
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.