December 7th, 2017

Though we are enjoying Advent, plans are already in place for Adult Education this winter, and you might like to begin thinking about your next Christian learning opportunity.

During the first ten weeks of 2018, a traditional adult class will be offered on the Reformation. The class is built around an excellent video series called Reformation Roots. Each segment features interviews with major theologians and is about 20 minutes long, leaving lots of time for the class to discuss. I’ll kick this series off and attend as often as I can. Those who enjoy a traditional approach will want to consider being here Sunday mornings at 9:00 am.

Many of those who have built some trust in SHIFT groups would like to continue meeting, and two options are being offered. 1) A group can stay together and use the Reformation Roots material described above, or 2) A group can stay together and use the Feasting on the Word bible study curriculum for Adults, which follows the Lectionary. Groups can meet on Sunday morning or choose a week night that works for the group.

Brand new SHIFT groups are also being formed for those who were not able to meet in the fall. These groups will use the SHIFT Field Guide. Again, the group can meet on Sunday morning or choose another time that suits everyone. If you were in a SHIFT group but would enjoy a new group, you will have that option as well. Look for flyers and sign-ups in the Gathering Space and on the web page, and feel free to ask questions of Adult Education elder Jen Stewart ( or Church Life Director Kendra Crabtree (

Peace, Catherine

Scripture Reading for the 2nd Sunday of Advent:
Isaiah 40:1-11; Pslam 85:1-2, 8-13; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8.