2018 Adult Classes

The following classes are open to everyone. Even though these groups are “ongoing,” they are always looking for new members!

PLEASE NOTE; On two Sundays in December there will be no Adult Sunday School classes.

On December 9 there will be a special Meet-&-Greet with the Interim Pastor in the Sanctuary during the 9:00 a.m. hour and refreshments to follow in the Gathering Place.

On December 23 you are invited to a “Christmas Meet-&-Greet” in the Gathering Area during the 9:00 a.m. hour. Come and enjoy light refreshments as you mingle with old friends and meet new ones.

The Sunday Morning Bible Study Group

Location: Room 170
Time: 9:00 a.m. — 9:45 a.m.

The overall theme for December will be God Commands our Love, Respect, and Obedience. Scripture texts will be taken from both the Old and New Testaments using A Guide for Biblical Studies, published by Brethren Press. The author of this quarter’s lessons is Galen Hackman, former pastor of Ephrata COB and cousin of Calvin Wenger. Teachers will be Calvin Wenger, Al Cott and Ed Moran.

The Vine

Location: Room 200
Time: 9:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.

In December the class will continue its discussion of the book The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brené Brown. Come join us! If you have any questions, please contact Katrina Bridgeman or Jamie Nace.

Thoughtful Life Class

Location: Rooms 162–163
Time: 9:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.

In December John Snader will lead an exploration of What it Means to be a Christian in the 21st Century, based on the book, Days of Awe and Wonder by Jesus Seminar scholar Marcus Borg. Using this collection of essays by one of the leading theologians of the 20th Century we will explore the role of theology, practice, mysticism, and social engagement in living a life of Christian discipleship in the present century. Copies of this book are available.

Dynamic Faith Development Sunday School Class

Location: Chapel
Time: 9:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.

In December the class will continue its study of The Sermon on the Mount , from Chapters 5–7 of the Gospel of Matthew. This is the longest discourse of Jesus’ teaching in the New Testament and has been a foundational text for Brethren since the Brethren movement began over 300 years ago. We will explore the beatitudes, issues related to peace and non-resistance, oaths, divorce, litigation, the Lord’s Prayer, and the spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting, and giving alms. Everyone, especially if not presently connected with a Sunday school class, is invited to join us in this journey into the teachings of Jesus and their relevance for our lives today.

Maranatha (Bilingual)

Location: Room 201
Time: 9:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.

The Maranatha ministry offers an adult Sunday School class in Spanish and English, taught by Arelis Sable. Further details are available from her.