February 2 - March 16
Ordinary Time: Finding Wonder in the Everyday
An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor
Looking for God? For Meaning? For More? Stop looking up and start looking around.
We will read and discuss Barbara Brown Taylor’s, An Altar in the World, learning to pay attention to our world, to blur the line between secular and sacred, and to find divine wonder in our actual lives.
Leader: Sharon Damelio, Central Outreach and Advocacy Special Projects Coordinator and CPC Member
Convenor: Jean Ellen Jones
Location: Taylor Conerence Room (off Tull Fellowship Hall)
Being a Faith-Full Christian in an Interfaith World
The question is not “how to have interfaith dialogue or why,” but rather dealing with questions that arise from certain “exclusionary” scripture passages.
We will be looking between the Christian understanding that the Bible says Jesus is the only way to God and salvation and others who read the Bible and hear it saying God loves everyone absolutely and that God is bigger than we know or understand.
Leader: Katie Givens Kime, Ph.D. student and former Associate Pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church
Convenor: Ed Carwile
Location: Brotherhood Room (off Tull Fellowship Hall)
February 2 - March 2
Why Christian Education?
Dialogue on raising children in faith, answering their questions, and Christian education in the home.
Various leaders, including class members, will lead discussion about the meaning of Christian education for children and their families. Participants will observe Godly Play curriculum in action, explore the role of Christian education and church in each family’s culture, discuss ways to talk with and involve children in the worship experience, and talk about ways to develop practices of education at home through family devotion, sharing, and storytelling.
Convener: Melanie Bliss
Location: The Parlor (off Tull Fellowship Hall)