Adult Discussion Class
Library, Room 200 (main level) – contact, Judy Leslie
Every Sunday the Adult Discussion Class enjoys timely presentations related to religion or Christian outreach by church members or outside guests, followed by discussion. The entire hour is devoted to study and discussion.*
Room 204 (main level) – contact, Lucinda Bringman
The Seekers read the lectionary (lessons appointed for worship) the week before and then discuss what themes are present, how the texts relate or how they don’t seem to relate. We consider what one might identify as the main theme, and talk about what someone might preach or focus on. We use the NRSV which is the translation used in worship, but we also regularly reference the Lutheran Study Bible, The Harper Collins Study Bible and The Message for additional insights or background. We have fellowship in the Gathering area and then meet in Room 200 (between the Stratton St. narthex and the choir room) and generally begin discussion around 9:50am.
Room 300 (upper level) – contact, Denise Wood
The class studies a variety of theological writers and biblical texts, and recently has been reading and discussing a book as a class. Past books have been, Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy by Anne Lamott. Collaborative in leadership, the class discusses what it means to live faithfully. *
Movers & Shapers
Room 302 (upper level) – contact, Jim Dunlop
Our lessons are typically focused on current events, parenting issues, and relationships with the occasional guest teacher. While there is a teacher of the class, participants often take turns leading the discussion. The curriculum most used is the Wired Word which draws on current event stories while bringing in a biblical perspective. Class members also try to have regular social gatherings outside of Sunday mornings that are sometimes just adults or involve all family members. Our class is very focused right now on increasing participation of children in the life of the congregation, especially during worship.
The Movers and Shapers class welcomes anyone to join the discussion, most notably parents with young children. Those with children too young for Sunday School are encouraged to bring their infants and toddlers with them. Class is held during the school year; there is no class during the summer months.
Sunday Morning Bible Study
Room 303 (upper level) – contacts, Nina Dolly and Ron Couchman
The main focus of the group is a Bible Study using the Augsburg Adult Bible Study Series published by Augsburg Fortress. Augsburg Adult Bible Study is a year-round Bible study that is released quarterly. Each lesson begins with a reading from scripture with an accompanying participates book that provides some context to the reading and a reflection on how this reading applies to our lives today. *
Faith & Fellowship Class
Room 309 (upper level) – teacher, Gary Shaffer
The class enjoys fellowship and a light breakfast (provided by class members) at 9:30am, then at 10:00, the class discusses topics selected from the Wired Word (which Gary emails to class members for preview).
* Discussion topics or themes are often previewed in the monthly Messenger which is sent out via email, or can be found on our website.