Please plan to join us on Wednesday, May 18 on a trip to the Jacob Burns Film Center to see the film Journey of the Universe. The film was made by two scholars at Yale University, Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, who will be at The Burns to discuss the movie. Here’s the Burns’s description of this movie:

Their film traces the ideas of evolutionary philosopher Brian Swimme and ecotheologian Thomas Berry, and takes us through the 14 billion year history of the universe, weaving a tale that wonders whether life isn’t an essential and elemental dimension of its history. We invited them back for a return visit, with a screening of their beautiful hour­long film followed by a discussion of where they see developments in biology, ecology, physics, and astronomy moving, and what perhaps has changed in the five years since we first spoke.

Sunday mornings @ 9:30 am in the Library/Lounge

Beginning on May 15, we’ll explore Civility: American Politics and Christian Responses. Using curriculum from The Thoughtful Christian, we’ll explore how “the ideal of civility is deeply rooted in American politics,” and we’ll look at the deep moral roots of civility in Christianity. Finally, as we all try to navigate through this tumultuous election year, we’ll ask, “What kinds of commitments, behavior, and practices does civility actually require” of us as people of faith?

Thursday mornings @ 10 am in the Library/Lounge

We continue our study of Christianity and World Religions: Wrestling With Questions People Ask using Adam Hamilton’s book of the same name along with a PBS series called Sacred Journeys. We’re studying Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity, and viewing sacred journeys in each of these traditions. The Thursday morning group will run until late June. We’ll be studying Buddhism on May 5 & 12, Islam on May 19 & 26, Judaism on June 2 & 9, and Christianity on June 16 & 23. The first date of each faith tradition, we’ll discuss the chapter in the Hamilton book, and the second date we’ll watch the video Sacred Journeys. Books are available in the office for $10. All are welcome to join for any one or all of these discussions.

Women’s Circle Bible Study, May 4 & June 1 @ 10:30 am in the Library/Lounge

We finish the last two sessions of our year­long study Come to the Waters.

Have some ideas for an Adult Ed program or study? Share your thoughts with any member of the Adult Ed Planning Team ­ Shawn Cribari, Connie Knapp, Jean Post­Winget, Lynda Spring – or Chip or Tami.