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Adult Education begins September 18th at 9:30am

September 18th – Genesis Part 1 (Origin Stories) with Pastor Mueller in the Hospitality Center – Zoom link available upon request.

When you take away scientific proof texts and simple moral tales from this first book of the Bible, you are left with powerful stories of struggle and faith, providence and grace. Join us as we dig a little deeper into stories many think they know from Sunday School. The focus will be on early chapters and foundational stories in Genesis including Creation, Adam and Eve/Cain and Abel, Noah and the Flood, the Tower of Babel, and an introduction to Abraham.

September 18th – Words of Life by Adam Hamilton led by David Enlow in the Conference Room

Viewing the Ten Commandments not as burdens but as guideposts, Hamilton considers their meaning in historical context, unpacks Jesus’ interpretation of them, explores how the latest psychological and scientific research illuminates them, and shows how every “thou shalt not” points to a life-giving “thou shalt.”

October 30th – Martin Luther 101 with Pastor Mueller in the Hospitality Room

So much of what informs life in our churches across many denominations finds its roots in the church revolution of the 16th century and the brilliant mind of Martin Luther, a Catholic priest and Augustinian monk who refocused the church’s attention on the saving power of the Gospel and the world’s attention on the need for reforms not only in the church but in education, government, and human rights. Through video, handouts, and discussion we will look at Luther’s life and teaching, theology and legacy for the church today.

November 20th – The Angels of Christmas led by Pattee Kissinger in the Hospitality Center

The Angels of Christmas: Hearing God’s Voice in Advent, a four-week Advent study by Susan Robb, explores the four angelic visits surrounding the birth of Jesus with Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds. In this study, we’ll explore the visits and dive deep into the history of the angel Gabriel – and other angels – in the Old Testament.

December 4th – Wired Word Discussion Group with Wendy Leinhauser in the Conference Room

This class examines and discusses current events through a Christian lens.

January 8th – God of Second Chances let by David Willauer in the Hospitality Center

God loves to give people another chance and a fresh start. Examine how, through the Bible, God gave people a second, third, and sometimes fourth chance. When coupled with a changed heart, it becomes more than just an opportunity for a fresh start.

January 8th – Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor Book discussion led by Michael Duris in the Conference Room

Barbara Brown Taylor, once hailed as one of America’s most effective and beloved preachers, eloquently tells the moving and delightful story of her search to find an authentic way of being Christian – even when it meant giving up her pulpit.

February 5th – Wired Word Discussion Group with Wendy Leinhauser in the Conference Room

This class examines and discusses current events through a Christian lens.

February 26th – What If Jesus Was Serious? let by David Willauer in the Hospitality Center

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus presents a standard that is difficult, if not impossible, to obtain. As a result, many contemporary Christians are eager to dismiss it. But what if Jesus was serious? We’ll use Skye Jethani’s book of the same name to listen for the integrity, gentleness, kindness, and love that Jesus reveals.

February 26th – Creed led by Andy Smith in the Conference Room

Formed at a critical time in the Church’s history and designed to bring about unity, the Nicene Creed is one of the most widely used and accepted statements of the Christian faith. Come and explore the history and the meaning behind this incredible statement of Faith.

April 2nd – Wired Word Discussion Group with Wendy Leinhauser in the Conference Room

This class examines and discusses current events through a Christian lens.

April 16th – Talking Points led by Wendy Leinhauser in the Hospitality Center

Feel comfortable in faith conversations with gentle, leading questions that will safely delve into topics most people want to talk about but may not know how to start.

April 16th – You Are Never Alone by Max Lucado led by Pattee Kissinger

In You Are Never Alone, Max will help you: Realize that Jesus is walking with you and lifting you out of your storms; dwell in the grace of the cross; believe that God is your ever-present source of help; recognize that you are never without hope or strength because you are never, ever alone.


Thursday Lunch Bunch Bible Study Begins September 9th at 12:00pm

We gather every Thursday at noontime to enjoy lunch and take a look at the readings being used in worship that weekend. You are welcome to use a Bible of your choice, although the readings and discussion questions will be provided. There is plenty of time for your questions and deeper learning and discussion of these texts than would be possible in a worship setting, in person or online.

Men’s Breakfast

We gather on the first Saturday of the month 8:00 – 9:00 AM