Adult Programs : Spiritual Education


Mid-Day Prayer Service

Join us every Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. in the Schmidt Chapel for a brief prayer service.  We will lift up joys and concerns of various individual Church families.

 

 


Women’s Bible Study

Please join us on Wednesday, September 20 from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. for our seven-week Fall Bible study from Priscilla Shirer, Discerning the Voice of God. This course will help you to discover the root to clear and daily communication with God—humble obedience. Learn how surrender and unlock his many blessings intended for us, center us in his will, and help us discern his voice in everyday life.

Please register with Michelle Astolfi by Thursday, September 7 if you can take part this fall.  It will be the usual workbook, video, homework, discussion format.  Generally about $20/person.


 

Fall Bible Read Along

We will begin on Wednesday, September 20 for a seven-week series of Paul’s Letter to the Romans at both 6:45 and 9:15 a.m. in the Library. Each session will be identical in format of reading aloud portions of the text. All are welcome to attend the entire series or drop in as you are able. There is no homework required. Contact Jo Forrest for additional information.

 


 

Reformations: Protestants at 500

Join us for an Adult Education evening beginning Monday, September 25 at 7 p.m. for a 5-session class on the Reformation in the Culbertson Room.

When Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, he sparked a revolution called the Reformation.  Meanwhile, dissenters in other parts of the continent and the British Isles were also beginning to separate from the Mother Church.  Over these five sessions, listen to scholars and theologians as they look back and celebrate the 500th birthday of the Protestant Reformation. 

 


Toward a More Perfect Union

Dr. Robert Magrisso, a physician and neighbor to many, is also an acclaimed artist whose work was inspired by a near-death experience. Join us on Tuesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. in the Culbertson Room for a presentation of his experience and how it influences his art. This session is jointly sponsored by Stephen Ministry and Adult Education.

 


Amy-Jill Levine Forum

Join us on Sunday, November 12 at 7 p.m. at Sukkat Shalom for a discussion on Agreeing to Disagree, How Jews and Christians Read Scripture Differently. Levine is a professor of New Testament studies at Vanderbilt University and an Orthodox Jew whose writings have received scholarly and popular acclaim. This program is free and jointly sponsored by Congregation Sukkat Shalom, First Congregational Church of Wilmette, and Kenilworth Union Church.