Adult Sunday School Classes
ADULT BIBLE STUDY (Room 214)
Curriculum: “The Bible from Scratch: The New Testament”
Leader: Rev. Brad Walters
Description: This eight-week survey series, written by Don Griggs, presents an accessible, easy-to-understand overview of the Bible to participants of all levels of familiarity with the scriptures, including those who have–or fear they have–little or no Bible knowledge. “The Bible from Scratch: The New Testament for Beginners” introduces basic themes, histories, personalities, and meanings of the Bible. Session titles include “Introducing the New Testament”, “The Gospel of Matthew”, “The Gospel of Mark”, “The Gospel of Luke”, “The Gospel of John”, “The Acts of the Apostles”, “Epistles of the New Testament”, and “The Revelation to John”. All are welcome to come for one, or all, of this series, as we acquaint (or reacquaint) ourselves with “richness and power” of the New Testament.
MEN’S BIBLE CLASS (Lillian Martin Room, Room 108)
Leaders: David Dawson and Wally King
Description: The Men’s Bible Class has met for three years (NOTE THE TIME) from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. We use the very accessible commentaries of N. T. Wright, the well-known and respected British New Testament scholar. We also look at the work of Ken Bailey and some selected video materials. We have completed Acts, Ephesians, Colossians and Mark. This September we begin Revelation with fear and trembling!! We welcome you and your thoughts on these texts. We’ll have a book for your use.
SALT (Social Hall, Southwest Alcove)
Leaders: Jim Hines and Tim Cuff
Description: SALT is a self-directing group which invites critical and creative reflection on all elements of religious experiences and traditions. SALT’s reflections are focused by, but not confined to, books that serve as springboards for its conversations. SALT has elected to discuss Ibram X. Kendi’s “How to Be an Antiracist.” Kendi’s book takes readers
through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary
possibilities—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous
consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves. The book weaves an
electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with Kendi’s own personal story of
awakening to antiracism. All are welcome.
SATURDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
For: All ladies of our church and community
Time and Location: 9am in the Lillian Martin Room
Leader: Sandy Veitch
Description: Six Saturday mornings starting in September some of us will be getting together to see connections between Colossians and Psalms that can make us better women. It’ll be an hour and 15 minutes to rejoice in our week that’s finished and to be fortified for our week ahead.