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There are many educational opportunities for Adults at Christ Church. Bible studies that focus on various books of the Bible; Groups that use current books or videos to guide the discussion; Classes that help organize your finances, expand your mind and exercise your body. There is a class or discussion group for you! The Sunday and Weekday opportunities are listed below.
Life and Times Class- The class is continuing to study: Comparative Religion, which offers you an opportunity to gain a solid grasp of the key ideas of religion itself—the issues that repeatedly surface when you look at any faith's beliefs, practices, and organization. Using five major religions—Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism—as illustrations of how religions can address the same core issues in parallel and different ways, award-winning Professor Charles Kimball of the University of Oklahoma leads you on an exploration of religion's complex and multidimensional nature.
Room 101 at 9:00 am.
Teacher and Discussion Leader: Dr. David Hoeppner - Email or (801) 674-7962.
Bible Exploration - Join us as we study That the World May Know – a video Bible study set in the holy land. Our first set of lessons will be on God Heard their Cry. Discover how God answered the cry of the enslaved people of Israel after 400 years in Egypt and revealed himself as Lord to them and their oppressors. Follow Ray Vander Laan on location in Egypt as he details a fascinating five-part story.
Room 207 at 9:00 am.
Facilitator: Paul Conrad (801) 278-0096
Parlor at 9 a.m.
Teacher and Discussion Leader: Jay Vestal (801) 277-1156
Spirits & Spirituality –
Our first get-together for the season is this coming Sunday (September 21st) at 6:00 pm at MacCool's Public House on Foothill Drive. We have been there before and liked it alot. If you haven't been, it's an Irish pub.
The address is: 1400 S Foothill Dr #166, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
We'll start at 6:00 pm, enjoy the time and do some organizing for the coming months. We already have some good ideas in the works.
Friends are welcome. See you then!
Making Sense of the Bible - author Adam Hamilton invites us into an honest conversation about the Bible. The book begins with foundational questions such as: How and when was the Bible written? Who decided which books made it into the scriptures and why? How literally must we read it? And, Is the Bible ever wrong? From there, Hamilton considers the real questions people frequently ask that continue to divide Christians and denominations alike, including:
• Were Adam and Eve real people?; • Why is God so violent in the Old Testament?; • Why would Paul command women to "keep silent in the church"?; • Is Jesus the only way to salvation?; • How does God view homosexual people?; • Is the Book of Revelation a guide to the End Times?
In approachable and inviting language, Hamilton addresses these often misunderstood biblical themes leading readers to a deeper appreciation of the Bible so that we might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-changing and life-giving. Sunday evenings in room 101, beginning September 14th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm led by Pastor Pat & Vanitta. We welcome all perspectives to come explore this study with open minds and hearts using the Wesleyan way of Reason, Experience, Scripture and Tradition.
Bagel Boys – Enjoy great conversation about men’s faith journeys over bagels and coffee. (Wednesday mornings in the Parlor @ 7:30 am.)
Wednesday Morning Study Group – Our current study is: “Making Sense of the Bible”. Please see the description above. (Wednesday mornings in the Parlor @ 9:30 am, beginning September 3rd.) All are welcome.
Facilitator: Kitty Borrowman
Yoga – Refresh your body, mind and spirit.
(Thursdays at 4:30 – Room 201)
Facilitator: Nancy Bockelie, email.