03.31.16

Our Thursday morning group continues its study of what Christians believe. We’ve listened to Adam Hamilton speak about the tenets of orthodoxy, Catholicism, Lutheranism, Presbyterianism, Anglicanism and the Baptists. Join us on Thursday April 7 at 10 AM in the library as we discuss Pentecostalism. We’ll conclude on April 14 with a discussion of Methodism.

Explore Faith and Science with us during the month of April! Notice we didn’t say faith or science but faith and science. Join us during the month of April as we continue exploring what it means to be people of faith (some of us scientists!) in a “scientific age.” We’ll begin the month of April with the final discussion of the book, Honoring the Body: Meditations on a Christian Practice on April 3. Tami Seidel will facilitate a discussion of the “bathing the body” (chapter 3) and “clothing the body” (chapter 4).

Sunday April 10 Kirk Wegter-McNelly, visiting professor at Union College in the Religious Studies Program, will be in our pulpit and will lead the adult education discussion. Kirk is the author of The Entangled God: Divine Relationality and Quantum Physics. You don’t need to understand quantum physics (or God) to be part of the discussion, so please plan to join us for the adult education hour at 9:30, and for the Sermon For Lunch at noon on Sunday. We will continue our study of faith and science using Ronald Cole-Turner’s book. We’ll discuss Brain and Mind (session 5) on April 17th and Technology and the Future (session 6) on April 24th. We’re hoping to have one of FPCY’s own scientists speak with us on May 1st-stay tuned!

We will end the program year with a discussion of Sabbath during the month of May as we all ready ourselves for summer, which often means vacation.

You don’t have to have read any of the books ahead of time-you don’t even have to have the books to join us. All are welcome so don’t let the fact that you haven’t done the reading keep you away. Some of us have found that reading the books enriches our experience. Lisa has copies of all of these books in the office. We ask for a donation to help defray their cost, but again, don’t let the cost of the book keep you from reading it!

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

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