Join Rev. Ron Graham for this Sunday Morning Session
9:15 am in the Aldersgate Room.What Other Christians Believe and Why
Adam Hamilton presents a welcoming, inspiring vision of eight Christian denominations and faith traditions. Comparing the Christian family to our own extended families, he contends that each denomination has a unique, valuable perspective to offer on the Christian faith.
The traditions he examines are:
For each group, Hamilton gives a brief history, outlines major beliefs, and describes some things we can learn from that particular tradition to strengthen our own Christian faith.
Join Pastor Joe for the final discussion to examine some of the documents that have been guiding the general church’s conversation on the Unity of the Church and Human Sexuality. Also, the Council of Bishops final recommendation to the 2019 Special Session of General Conference regarding THE WAY FORWARD will be released in July. This will provide additional opportunity for conversation.
Read & Discuss: America’s Original Sin by Jim Wallis
Wallis examines the historical context of racism in the United States during slavery, during Jim Crow reconstruction and also since Civil Rights in the 1960s. Exposing the realities of racism to the teachings of Jesus, Wallis calls us to see our own racism and challenges Christians to stand against it.
Videos will be used to introduce each week’s class and offer an introduction to each discussion. Reading the book is not necessary but encouraged.
5-week Adult Education Series led by Doug and Lola Hotchkis
January 14, 21, 28, February 4 and 11, 2018
Meet in Aldersgate. 9:15-10:15 Sunday Mornings
Read and Discuss: Death by Suburb: How to Keep the Suburbs from Killing Your Soul by David L. Goetz
A great number of seekers find themselves in the seemingly unreal world of the suburbs. They read spirituality books but find themselves in carpools and coaching soccer, not in monasteries. David Goetz, a former pastor living in Wheaton, shows that the suburbs are a real world, but a spiritually corrosive one. The land of SUVs and soccer leagues can truly be toxic to the soul. Suburbanites need to understand how the environment affects them and what spiritual disciplines are needed for their faith to survive and thrive. Goetz’ style is very humorous but his intent is very serious.