Faith and Free Will (Feb. 17, 24, March 3, 10 and 17)
This five-week series will focus on choices: those we have and those we make. Picture this: You are offered the opportunity to visit heaven. You arrive there and are given the opportunity to stay but your travelling companions choose to return to hell – their hell. Do you stay or do you go? We will start with a short review of the Christian concept of purgatory and the impact the Reformation had on the question. Then we will turn to C.S. Lewis’ short book, The Great Divorce, to explore the question and implications of free will. Come aboard Lewis’ metaphorical bus and travel “the road of repentance and salvation.” (The Great Divorce is available at most public libraries and on Amazon for $10; a few copies are also available in the Church Library on a first come, first served basis). The course is sequential, but one can join at any time.
Facilitated by Dana Fearon and Bob Sinner
Faith at Home (Feb. 17, 24)
Is God-talk just for Sundays? Explore with us the rhythms that help keep God central in the midst of our family life. Adults of all ages who live with children of all ages are invited to attend. We will be exploring material from The Family Cloister: Benedictine Wisdom for the Home by David Robinson.
Facilitated by Elizabeth & Brent Ferguson
Faith at the Crossroads: The Intersection of Faith and Life (Feb. 17, 24)
What does my faith have to do with relationships? Or with my career choices? Or even with how I think about politics? Join us for this two-week course as we explore together how faith impacts our daily lives. Bring your questions and thoughts, and enter what promises to be a lively conversation. This course is for anyone who ponders how to integrate faith in your daily life. All are welcome; particularly those who desire to deepen or reconnect to their faith.
Facilitated by Kimmy Stokesbary
Celebration of Spiritual Practices (March 3, 10, 14)
In this season of Lent, we are reminded of the spiritual practices of prayer and fasting, but there are a number of other spiritual practices that might be less familiar. For instance, did you know that celebration and simplicity are also spiritual practices? God calls us to a lifelong journey of faith, and wherever we are on our journey, God is there, inviting us to stay connected – inwardly, outwardly and in community with others. Richard Foster’s classic book, Celebration of Discipline, will guide us as we learn more about ways to be connected to God. Bring your curiosity and your questions as we explore together.