Adult Christian Education Classes – Sundays

ALL ADULT SUNDAYS

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On certain Sundays, all Adult Sunday School classes will meet together for a special guest speaker or event, as noted below:

October 17: Jean Becker and Jim McGrath

December 12: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

January 16: The Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon. Lord George Carey

January 30: Annual Parish Meeting

February 13: Outreach Sunday

8+
8:55-9:25 a.m.
Chapel Reception Hall

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This 30-minute class is a clergy-led coffee and Bible study following the 8 a.m. service in Christ Chapel. Each class will focus on one of the lectionary readings for the day.

January 9: The Rev. Lisa R. Neilson

January 16: All Adult Sunday

January 23: The Rev. Martin J. Bastian

January 30: Annual Parish Meeting

Theology for Life
10:15-11 a.m.
Bagby Parish Hall

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This class features a series of Biblical, theological and historical topics that engage the mind and heart in worship of God and living a life of faith.

“Ephesians: The Body of Christ Made for a Purpose”

Join us for this brief, five-week series on the New Testament Letter to the Ephesians. Looking for answers to how the Gospel transforms our lives and relationships as Christians?  You can find them in this message of God’s liberating hope for us as the Body of Christ, made for a purpose. Bring your coffee and your Bibles as we reflect on the power of the resurrection, the grace shown to us that saves and sanctifies, and how the Gospel shapes human relationships and empowers us to live Spirit-filled lives.

January 9: The Rev Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr.

January 16: All Adult Sunday

January 23: Dr. Bill Blocker, President of the College of Biblical Studies-Houston

January 30: Annual Parish Meeting

Creative Spaces
10:15-11 a.m.
Chapel Reception Hall

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This class looks at life, faith and prayer in different ways, examining contemplative spirituality, contemporary life and more.

Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. (Psalm 25:4)

Spiritual discernment is a spiritual practice by which we attune ourselves to the Spirit of God.  It is a commitment to stay connected to God and to God’s guidance on our life’s journey.  Discernment is more than mere decision-making but requires that we develop the ongoing habit of reflecting on our life experiences to grow more and more aware of the movement of God in our lives.

January 9: Contemplative Life: Discernment and Prayer

January 16: All Adult Sunday

January 23: Contemplative Life: Discernment and Prayer

January 30: Annual Parish Meeting

Family Life Class
10:15-10:45 a.m.
Parish Life Center

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This is a slightly shorter class for parents of young families and that meets after the Family Table service three times a month: twice for class and once for a breakfast social.

January 9: Grace-Centered Parenting

January 16: All Adult Sunday

January 23: Breakfast Club

January 30: Annual Parish Meeting

Seekers
10:15-11 a.m.
Activity Center, Aerobics Room

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This class is for more senior parishioners for fellowship and lectionary-based Bible study.

January 9: The Rev. Dick H. Elwood

January 16: All Adult Sunday

January 23: The Rev. Robert E. Wareing

January 30: Annual Parish Meeting

Adult Christian Education Classes – Wednesdays

Science and Religion with the Rev. Alister McGrath
Wednesday Self-Study Series

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Oxford University Scholar the Rev. Alister McGrath will lead the self-paced series on science and religion consisting of 27 six- to seven-minute videos, which look into the crossovers between science and religion.

Once an avowed atheist, McGrath’s initial academic work was in the natural sciences and he earned a Ph.D. in molecular biophysics from Oxford in 1977. The Irish native has earned international respect for his work in historical theology, systematic theology, and the relationship between science and religion, as well as his writings on apologetics. In addition to his work at Oxford, McGrath is Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, President of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, and serves as associate priest in a group of Church of England village parishes in the Cotswolds in southwestern England.