Adult Education December 2019

Sunday Morning Education Hour has some great offerings for adults to grow, stretch, deepen and ground their faith and practice. Adults of every age and stage are welcome – young adults to senior citizens. Some courses are three or four weeks and some last for several months. We try to address these broad themes: Bible Study, Big Questions, Equipping the Saints, Life and Nurture, Mission, Spirituality, and The Twenty-First Century.

Classes begin promptly at 9:30 a.m., so come and grab your coffee or tea at the Wake-Up Station, and join a conversation! Classes conclude by 10:25 a.m., so that if you are a person who attends the 10:30 a.m. service, you have enough time to gather for worship.

New December classes:

Mindful Parenting – led by Carrie Vieiera

December 8 & 15—Room 258

Being a parent can simultaneously be the most beautiful and challenging experience of our lives. Parents play a sacred role in the family, guiding their children to lead healthy, happy, prosperous, and blessed lives. However, balancing this sacred role with the demands of work and the responsibilities of maintaining a household can sometimes be exhausting and stressful.

Luckily, mindfulness meditation can help. By bringing mindfulness practices and increased awareness into our interactions with our children, we can bring greater peace, understanding, and joy into our homes.

Join us in December to:
– Explore how mindfulness meditation can help you alleviate stress so that you can parent from a place of greater inner calm.
– Learn simple mindfulness practices that you can integrate into your family’s routines.

Reflect on ways of communicating with your children through a more mindful lens.
December 8—geared for parents of infants, toddlers, and elementary school-aged children.
December 15— geared for parents of adolescents and young adults.

Stitch Your Way to Serenity with the Knitting Fellowship

December 8 & 15—Room 252

Crocheting and knitting are extremely effective ways to minimize the effects of stress. In fact, recent studies have shown that the repetitive activity of needlework can lower heart rate and blood pressure and reduce harmful blood levels of stress hormones.

Please join us to learn the basics of crocheting or knitting. The Knitting Fellowship will be available to show participants how to get started on a practice that has given many moments of pleasure and calm.

We hope to see you in this joyful but sometimes stressful Christmas season.

Ongoing classes:

The Bible in Depth: Isaiah – facilitated by Doyle Nichols

This lively conversational study is reading through the literature of the Old Testament. All are invited to jump right in!

Young Adult Games & Conversation – facilitated by Brian & Ann

Out of high school and no idea what to do? Home on break? First job and lots of questions? Come join other post-high-school, college, & post-college young adults for a time of fellowship, conversation, and board games as we navigate the perils of being an adult!