Adult Learning & Discussion
Seeking to learn from and engage each other we provide a number of educational opportunities, ranging from adult education sessions on contemporary issues, called Encounters; to Bible study and two specialized book clubs.
April 18 – May 30 – Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. on Zoom for “Animate,” a 7-week series to reinvigorate and deepen our understanding of the Bible.
Brown Bag and Bible
Tuesdays at noon. Join over lunch for discussion of the coming Sunday’s Scripture texts, led by Pastor Stacey. Currently happening over Zoom, until it is safe to gather in person.
Study of the Gospel of Luke
Tuesdays at 7 p.m.. Led by Joann Morse, currently on Zoom.
Classics Book Club
This book club that focuses on great literary works, dealing primarily with religious and spiritual issues. It includes writings such as Dante’s Divine Comedy, Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov, Thoreau’s Walden, and the Confessions of St. Augustine. The group is on hiatus after finishing a study of Wendell Berry writings. It meets on Monday evenings and will resume soon. Details will be in our weekly email newsletter, bulletin, and calendar of events. You also can reach out to our club organizer John Tallmadge for information.
Open Stacks Book Club
Open Stacks is open to anyone who enjoys the reading of good books. We typically meet the first Friday of each month. It includes inspired discussions, exposure to new ideas and differing viewpoints, and an opportunity to socialize with other book lovers. We don’t focus on one genre, but we primarily read contemporary fiction with the occasional dip into other thought provoking literature. Suggestions are made by the group. We try to have a schedule in well in advance to enable you to plan your reading. Details are in our weekly email newsletter, bulletin, and calendar of events. You also can reach out to our club organizers Nan Costello or Bill Bogdan for information.
Our next Open Stacks is Friday, May 7. We gather at 7 p.m., for social time; discussion at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom; our May book read is Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. It has been described as a book where we “learn and relearn” our history.
National Issues Forum Institute
We regularly offer compelling discussion groups aligned with the National Issues Forum Institute (NIFI) operated through the Kettering Foundation. Subjects have included: Education, economic issues, civil rights, energy and environment and others. These forums are led by member William Muse, President Emeritus of NIFI. Scheduled NIFI events will be listed in our weekly email newsletter, bulletin and calendar of events.
Contact the office or review our calendar of events on our home page to learn more about any of these opportunities and how to access Zoom meetings.