Adult Study, is an active part of our Christian Education program. We meet nearly every Sunday morning at 11:30 am after the worship service. In adult study we have discussed a wide variety of topics ranging from theological matters such as "stewardship" and the "sacraments" to contemporary issues such as "gun control" and "racial profiling". Our source material has included the UCC's Faith Practices modules as well as Thoughtful Christian study packs. We have also discussed the writings of contemporary authors on moral/theological matters such as C. S. Lewis, John Polkinghorn, and Barbara Brown Taylor. This fall we will looking at the various ways to study and understand scripture. Given that the books of the Bible were written by many different authors, in a variety of different styles, over a span of many centuries, and for an original audience that may be quite different from us, this could turn into an overwhelming task. But we certainly don't have to go it alone. There is much guidance and help available to us. We will learn how to take advantage of all of that assistance. Although occasionally our discussions on a given theme may range over several weeks, each Sunday session is a self-contained unit and persons are welcome to join us at any time. We also have the capability to bring home-bound participants to our discussion table via Skype!
Bible study meets each Wednesday at 11:00 am at the church. Rev. Debbie is currently leading an Advent study of lectionary readings. All are welcome.
The Faith United book group will next meet on Friday, December 1st at 3 pm. At that time the book under discussion will be The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson. Additionally, the short story "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry will be discussed. Members share light refreshments and a lively discussion. New members are always welcome to join us.
Faith Circle is a group of individuals who meet once a month to explore and nurture our faith through discussion, Bible study, prayer and fellowship. In the past year we’ve had 4 or 5 women attend our meetings from 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM on the third Thursday of each month (men are welcome as well!).
We are currently using the curriculum developed by Presbyterian Women/Horizons Bible Study of the Presbyterian Church (USA). In 2015 the focus of the study was on Paul and his teachings as exemplified in II Corinthians. In 2016 we explored the theme of water from Genesis to Revelation. This year we are studying the nature of Jesus as viewed from the perspective of each of the following: the four Gospels, other New and Old Testament writings, excerpts from non-canonical Gospels, beliefs of other Abrahamic Faiths, and in relation to contemporary cultural interpretations. While there is a unifying theme throughout the study, each monthly lesson is self-contained to accommodate those who cannot be present every month. Members of the group may volunteer to serve as the facilitator of the lesson using the study guide and additional resources.We welcome new members as we read, discuss, listen, think, learn and support each other on our faith journey.