Sunday Mornings 9:30 – 10:30 Adult Classes
“What Is Progressive Christianity?” (this class is on-going) Rev. Bob Chesnut, teacher
In the public mind, the label “Christian” has come to be identified with a type of faith propagated by megachurches and televangelists. Obviously, many have been attracted to this kind of religion. But many others are turned off to the Christian faith altogether by it, unaware of another alternative. So … let’s take a look at the alternative, its scriptural and historical roots and the various forms and expressions it takes today. Our explorations will be open to differing views, encouraging pro and con discussion. All are welcome. If you plan to participate, please respond to Rev. Bob Chesnut at firstname.lastname@example.org so that he can send you links to online reading materials in advance.
Scripture Study (this class is on-going)
Jim Collins, Facilitator
This group meets each Sunday morning in the library to discuss Scripture. They explore the Scripture’s historical context, the intended listener, what the message was to the people of the time – and then, what the message is to us today in the twenty-first century.
Jim Collins is an elder at The Gayton Kirk and is currently serving on the Session as Mission Co-Chair.
When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. Presentation, readings, and discussion are at the core of this exploration of how we care for our neighbors in ways that are respectful and helpful.
This class is led by Stacy Deyerle, a respected mission leader in the Richmond area.
Sunday Mornings March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 9:30 – 10:30
Five Wishes: An All Adults Sunday School Experience
During the five Sundays of Lent this year (all Sundays in March), we are offering to all adults an opportunity to put on paper the things that matter most to you should you be unable to communicate due to some life -changing event.
Beginning Sunday, March 1, 9:30 – 10:30 AM, we will meet in the sanctuary to use the Five Wishes advance care planning guide to journey together and discuss thoughts, support each other, and wonder about what is actually important to us.
Five Wishes allows you to express:
- The person you trust to make decisions for you
- What types of medical treatment you would want – or not want
- What is most important for your comfort and dignity
- What important spiritual or faith traditions should be remembered
- What you want your loved ones and healthcare providers to know about you
“Faith and spiritual traditions can play a huge role in our lives. We believe they should also be an important part of planning for dignified care. Our traditions can help guide our healthcare decisions and our preferences for comfort. During times of illness, we may find comfort in scripture, meditation, prayer, sacraments, or other readings. An advance care plan that does not include these things may miss things that are very important.” – fivewishes.org
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