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Adult forum – December 2019

“Christian Formation”  is the lifelong process of growing in relationship with God, self, others, and all of creation.  In this process, we are transformed into the people God wants us to be.  Adult Forum offers adults and high school students the opportunity to participate in guided conversations, presentations, short video studies, outside speakers, and a range of communal experiences intended to increase our personal knowledge of our Lord and our collective inspiration in the life of Jesus Christ.

We learn and grow in faith together.  Our hope is to engage each other in  dialogue about significant issues of faith and life from  theological perspective.

We address a range of topics from biblical study to community outreach and the state of the church.  Speakers include clergy, ministry leaders, laity and others for our church community, as well as special guests from community organizations and academia.  We have “Open hearts, open minds, open doors”.  And we are “Many Voices, One Faith”.

All are welcome regardless of your level of involvement with the Adult Forum in the past.  Grab some refreshments from our Café Joy in Fellowship Hall and join the conversation in the lounge down the hall from 9:00-10:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings.  We look to our time together whenever you can join us!

Our December discussions bring us to the ADVENT experience with the study Light of the World.

Advent  is not only the perfect time to read the story of the birth of Jesus; it’s also a great time to dive deeper into the biblical texts that surround the event.  In this study, author, professor and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine shows the gospel narratives connect to the Old testament; highlights the role of women in first-century Jewish culture; and emphasizes the importance of Mary’s visitation, the census, the stable, the star of Bethlehem, and the flight of Egypt.

Light of the World

December 1 – The Meaning of Memory

December 8 – The Promise of Potential

December 15 – The Journey to Joy

December 22 – The Gifts of the Gentiles

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