Education Opportunities:

Sunday Mornings at 9:30 a.m. 

Sunday School for Children and Youth at 9:30 a.m. RESUMES SEP T. 13

  • Kindergarten thru 4th grade Sunday School
    Teachers: Dawn Lagrotteria and Kim Sexton,
  • 5th – 7th Grade Sunday School
    Teachers:  Arthur Slade and Jim Weitz
  • High School
    Teachers:  Stephanie Sites and Glenn Wallace

SUNDAY MORNING  EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS

December

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Let’s Talk                  Meets in the North Room of the Parish or Community Room

            November 28, December 5, 12, 19               Advent Study in the Community Room (BKDaniel)

Bible Study Class (Liz Coffey Room)

In this class, we will seek to draw out the major themes found in the  Lectionary scripture texts on which the sermon will be based. Exploring the lectionary Scriptural texts before the Sunday morning worship (10:30a.m.)     service will help prepare participants to more fully involved and more present  in worship.  Taught by clergy members and others in the congregation.

 Fall 2021

Tuesday Morning Bible Study with Pastor Daniel            11:00 – Noon.  Flora Room, ERUCC Parish House

November 30, December 7, 14, and 21

Advent in Plain Sight

At Christmas, God came into our ordinary world in the form of a child, and still today, God is at work through the ordinary stuff of life, if we train our eyes to see. In this daily devotional for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, Jill J. Duffield draws readers’ attention to ten ordinary objects that appear in the biblical narratives of messianic prophesy and incarnation–objects we encounter in our own lives. Through objects such as gates, trees, cloth, light, and water, readers will find new meaning in the biblical account of Jesus’ coming. By connecting everyday objects with biblical texts, Advent in Plain Sight prompts readers to see the near kingdom of heaven on earth and ponder what that divine proximity enables and asks them to do and be. Each daily devotional features a Scripture reading, prayer, and reflection, reminding Christians that God still dwells among us, even in the most ordinary places.

   

January 4 – March 1

What My Grandmothers Told Me

Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary—Matthew names these women for a reason. How might Jesus have heard the stories of his grandmothers? What might the young Jesus have felt, as he heard about his family? What might the stories of these women have added to his sense of identity, as part of a particular family in a particular time and place? And what can Jesus’s grandmothers-of-the-faith teach us? By exploring these stories together, we will have a richer idea of what the good news is.

March 8 – April 12

Entering the Passion of Jesus by AJ Levine

Jesus’ final days were full of risk. Every move he made was filled with anticipation, danger, and the potential for great loss or great reward.

Jesus risked his reputation when he entered Jerusalem in a victory parade. He risked his life when he dared to teach in the Temple. His followers risked everything when they left behind their homes, or anointed him with costly perfume. We take risks as we read and re-read these stories, finding new meanings and new challenges.

In Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story. She shows us how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience.

TUESDAYS WITH TED VIA ZOOM   Once a month, view a TED Talk and discuss.  6pm.

October 12

Participants Can Join the Ted Talk by Zoom Call: Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92398918264?pwd=SlVFYzNKUklpczJsMElnOTdtRVdvZz09

Meeting ID: 923 9891 8264

Passcode: 313735

Susan David: How to be your best self in times of crisis

“Life’s beauty is inseparable from its fragility,” says psychologist Susan David. In a special virtual conversation, she shares wisdom on how to build resilience, courage and joy in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Responding to listeners’ questions from across the globe, she offers ways to talk to your children about their emotions, keep focus during the crisis and help those working on the front lines. (This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers. Recorded March 23, 2020)

Wednesday Evening Discussion with Esther Ziegler via Zoom

Controversies in Early Christian History –7:00pm-8:00pm in Trinity Chapel

We will be using curriculum based on The Greatest Controversies of Early Christian History and How Jesus Became God both written and presented in lectures by Bart D. Ehrman, the James S. Gray Distinguished Professor of New Testament at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The format of the sessions will include a recorded lecture by Prof. Ehrman, followed by discussion facilitated by Esther Ziegler. The sessions cover a variety of topics spanning approximately the first 325 years of the Christian era. They range from questions about what the Bible really says about Jesus’ birth to how the discovery of the Gnostic Gospels cast light on diverse Christian theologies from the 1st and 2nd centuries to how the Council of Nicea in 325 BC was influenced by Emperor Constantine. Join us in learning

how Christians from the earliest days struggled to understand who Jesus was, and who he is to us as a result of 2100+ years of evolving faith.

 

 

Thursday EVENING Bible Study   at 7 p.m.

Walking in interstellar space requires a tether.  It’s a lifeline that is attached from the walker to the mother ship.  Among other things, it keeps the space walker from drifting away.  It is a necessary connector.  “Our hearts were made to find their rest in God, and they are restless until they do” (Augustine).  Many of us try to “go it alone”, in effect, cutting the tether that links us with the “Mother Ship”, that is our mother/father God.  We are drifters.  This course will patiently and deeply explore the concepts of Covenant Love, Liberation Theology,  and Social Justice (2000BCE-2000AD), and how they connect.  Ambitious journey?  Sure!  Come with me.  Let’s travel together.