Sunday Adult Forum Schedule 10 a.m. (in the Refectory unless noted)
Sunday. November 9 – Violence in the Old Testament and Beyond The genocidal passages in the Old Testament are terrifying and have been used to “justify” violence for many generations forward. Christians, individually and collectively, have been both perpetrators and victims. The forgiveness, preached and exemplified by Jesus, is a revolutionary idea. Our presenter will be the Reverend John Fetterman, our theologian in residence.
Sunday, November 16 – Violence in History There is violence in most creation narratives; violence in founding most civil societies; violence for the sake of punishment and good order; and an epidemic of violence in the USA. There will be a brief presentation followed by open discussion. Our presenter will be the Reverend John Fetterman, our theologian in residence.
Sunday, November 23 – Singing the Lord’s Song, part 2 The Psalms frequently encourage us to “Sing to the Lord a new song.” Why? And how can we do that most effectively. Alan Lewis leads a conversation with sung examples for all. Sunday, November 30 – Pilgrimage The Rev. Carol Henley will share reflections and pictures from her October 2013 pilgrimage in England and Scotland with a group led by the Rev. Herbert O’Driscoll, well known scholar and authority on Celtic Spirituality Sunday, December 7 – “My pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela" T.J. Freeman, our Curate, will share pictures and stories from his time on the Camino de Santiago, reflect on the nature of pilgrimage as a Christian discipline and prayer practice, and facilitate a discussion on how to live the pilgrim's way in our modern context.
Sunday, December 14 – Spiritual Development The goal is intimacy with God and not perfection (an impossibility). This presentation will review some of the classical approaches to achieving this goal by learning how to use both sin and grace to bring us closer to God. Join the Reverend John Fetterman for this discussion. Sunday, December 21 No Adult Education or Children’s Sunday School Christmas Pageant in 11 o'clock service Sunday, December 28 No Adult Education or Children’s Sunday School
NOTE: Christian Education programs at Calvary are designed to reflect the interests and concerns of the parish. From time to time, changes may be made in response to emerging topics or needs. Watch the bulletin and Agape for current information.
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