~ CURRENT SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES ~
Adult Education classes are offered each Sunday morning.
Classes begin at 9:45 a.m. and run for one hour.
~ CURRENT WEEKDAY CLASS ~
MODULE 2: November 4 – December 9, 2018
The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem
The Christmas story is more than a story. It is a faith journey. It is a faith journey for God who in love decides to reveal His personal presence in Jesus, the child of Bethlehem. It is a life altering faith journey for those like Mary and Joseph who say yes to God’s invitation to participate in this divine initiative. It is a journey for us as we seek to respond in faith to the greatest gift ever given.
Dan Thomas invites you to join him on an Advent journey as we explore the birth of our Savior through a DVD series created by noted pastor and theologian Adam Hamilton entitled, “ The Journey.” Using sights from the Holy Land, as well as personal insights. Adam invites us, in open hearts and minds, in the words of Luke , to “ go to Bethlehem and see this thing which the Lord has made known to us.”
Class Location: Library
Class Leader: Dan Thomas
Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis
During the next module of adult education classes, a teaching team of Scott Ramsey, Linton Brooks, David Morrison, and Cathy Saunders will be leading a class on a recent document, “Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis.”
On Ash Wednesday 2018, a group of elders in the church in North America – from differing denominations, men and women of different races, different political perspectives – met to discuss their concerns about the state of our country. They articulated their convictions as a confession of faith. Like other confessions of faith, this one included both affirmations about their faith in Jesus and rejections of particular trends in our society that they believe run counter to the Christian faith.
The statement revolves around six core concerns: the resurgence of white nationalism, misogyny, treatment of immigrants and refugees, patterns of lying, authoritarianism, and a doctrine of “America First.”
This 6-week class will be a Bible study and a discussion of the document.
Class Location: Chapel
Class Leaders: Scott Ramsey, Linton Brooks, David Morrison & Cathy Saunders
WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY with Bag Lunch
Each WEDNESDAY, a weekly Wednesday Bible Study will be held in the Chapel from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. The Bible study will generally involve an exploration of the biblical text that will be preached the following Sunday. The study will usually be facilitated by Rev. Scott Ramsey or whoever will be preaching the next Sunday.
Bring a bag lunch, a Bible, and a curious heart and mind. We’ll have fun digging into the Scriptures! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Scott .
~ COMING IN JANUARY! ~
THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES SMALL GROUP
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts is a #1 New York Times Bestseller by Gary Chapman. The book was first published in 1992 and was most recently republished in 2015.
Chapman posits that each one of us has a “primary love language” that when fulfilled keeps the “emotional love tank full.”
If you have been married for 15 years or fewer and would like to explore The 5 Love Languages with other married couples, then join The 5 Love Languages small group.
Dan & Tonya Deyo and Dave & Pattie Gunter will lead the group and help participants discover a renewed sense of their spouse’s love.
ABOUT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AT LEWINSVILLE
Lewinsville offers a variety of classes and special events to guide us during the program year in our individual and corporate journeys of faith, discovery, discernment, and service.
Lively discussions on faith and social issues. Look for our “Faith & Public Policy” classes during select modules during the year.
Probing Biblical and theological study. Each Adult Education module includes a course on the Bible and/or theology.
Life skills and religion and the arts. Our Adult Education classes include one course in this subject area.
Family of Faith Focus. We have an ongoing group of parents who explore what it means and how to raise children in our reformed tradition.
Multiple times and places for learning, including online. Even if you can’t attend all sessions of a class during the 9:45–10:45 hour on Sunday mornings, come when you can. Watch for our annual Lenten Studies program during Lent with a Biblical scholar, our Salzman Lecture each fall, and special Inter-generational events with an education focus.
Faith has been described as belief, commitment, relationship, and mystery. Lewinsville’s adult education program, Christ Care groups, women’s circles, faith and public policy breakfasts, and men’s and women’s retreats are opportunities to explore these dimensions of faith with others.