ADULT SPIRITUAL FORMATION CLASSES
Come As You Are (CAYR)
Room 112 Central Building • 10:00 am • Sunday Mornings
Life is busy. Parenting tweens and teens raises its own set of challenges, none of which are easy to navigate on our own. We face questions like: how do we instill faith and confidence in God in our young people in this challenging world? How do we guide our children through the gauntlet of middle and high school while keeping our focus on God and at the center of our families? How do we continue to nurture and grow our own faith while balancing so many responsibilities? If this is your stage of life, the Come As You Are or CAYR (pronounced “care”) class is for you. This is a community of parents, step-parents, and other adults invested in the lives of tweens and teens. Class is led by facilitators but focused on open, non-judgmental conversation among class members. No need to prepare or read in advance of class. We want you to come as you are! If you have questions or want to know more, please contact Erin Bonsall, Amy Lawson, or Meg Coppley.
Room 310 Central Building • 10:00 am • Sunday Mornings
Raising young children is a challenge. From teething and tantrums to homework and soccer practice, it can be hard to find a free minute to spend time with God. We are parents of younger children who participate in member-led studies of books and topics to enhance our faith as parents. The conversation is geared so that those who have not been able to read the material can participate. We also discuss ideas, strategies, and support one another as we hope to raise our children with a strong Christian foundation.
We reconvene on January 8 and will begin a new study on “Undistracted” by Bob Goff on January 22. We would love to have you join us!
Room 314 Central Building • 10:00 am • Sunday Mornings
The Celebration Class includes both adult singles and couples. Our study is member-led and discussion-based. We focus on developing, supporting, growing, and living our Christian faith in today’s world with an emphasis on fellowship, stewardship, prayer, and missions. We send out a weekly e-newsletter containing class news, lesson notes, mission opportunities, prayer requests, and celebrations to help us stay connected through the week. All are welcomed. Come join us!
Chapel • 10:00 am • Sunday Mornings
For anyone thinking of joining us on Sunday -- please come, whether in-person or virtually! We have a wonderful group regularly meeting in the Chapel or participating via Zoom, and we're fully set up for a seamless remote connection by video or phone. This year our classes are being taught by a variety of class members, associate ministers, and others guaranteed to help all of us better understand and deepen our faith. This includes a year-long topic being presented by Ken Carlson of examining the four gospels, Acts, the letters of Paul, James, and others, and most of the other books of the New Testament to increase our understanding of these Biblical foundations and hopefully encourage everyone to open and read their Bibles!
Room 107 East Building • 10:00 am • Sunday Mornings
Mission Possible is a class of primarily couples, age 50+, but all are welcome. We typically follow a book-based study of current authors that have included Michael Brown, Adam Hamilton, Barbara Brown Taylor, Rachel Held Evans, and others. We strive to be mission oriented as well as socially active within the class. We have the option of in-person or hybrid Zoom attendance to maximize the ability to stay connected.
Room 307 East Building • 10:00 am • Sunday Mornings
Pathfinders (Ps. 119:105) We are a group of parents of mostly older teens, emerging adults, and young adults who also balance caring for aging parents. We love being together in fellowship and seek to grow closer to Jesus through bible and book studies, prayer, and service. No preparation is ever required. Grab a snack and beverage from the Youth Commons and head to Room 307 in the East building. All are welcome! Contact Amelia Caudle if you are interested in joining.
Room 115 Central Building • 10:00 am • Sunday Mornings
We are a class of couples and singles in the 65+ range who study books that reflect issues concerning religion, faith, and social/moral concerns. We use books of varying viewpoints by a wide range of authors. Visitors are always welcome, and we encourage the respectful expression of all views and opinions. Class members read weekly material beforehand (usually a chapter at a time) and share in the Sunday discussion. We carry out various service projects as the need arises throughout the year and we have occasional social gatherings. Come join us!
Some of the books we have read and discussed lately:
Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For and Believe by Richard Rohr
Lies My Preacher Told Me: An Honest Look at the Old Testament by Brent A. Strawn
God Will Make A Way by Bishop Kenneth Carter
Attitude Is Your Paintbrush by James W. Moore
Room 111 Central Building or via Zoom • 9:45 am • Sunday Mornings
We are a senior adult, however, still young at heart Sunday school class. We meet on Sunday mornings at 9:45 in room 111 or if you prefer by zoom. We study various books chosen together as a class and different members lead the discussion. We would love to have you join our class.