“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” 
– Albert Einstein

Adult Studies

“Pausing on the Road to Bethlehem”
Tuesdays: November 27, December 4, 11 and 18
7:30-8:30pm in Wightman Chapel Lounge

It will soon be that time of year when the whirlwind preparations for Christmas barely leave us room to consider Advent, much less slow down to ponder and reflect during this sacred season. During this four week class we will allow ourselves to do just that, even if only for an hour. We will discuss what “God With Us” - Emmanuel- really looks and feels like, as well as how that impacts our lives both during this special time and the rest of the year.
With scripture, prayer, art and music as our guides, come and help yourself find a way to move through this hectic season at a more mindful pace.

“Monday Message Musings” Returns
Mondays, December 3, 10 and 17
7:30pm-8:30pm in Chapel Lounge

 Join us as we discuss the Advent Scripture passages) from the Worship celebration the previous morning, as well as the major themes of that Sunday’s Message.

“Monthly Prayer and Meditation”
Tuesday, December 11
7:30pm-8:30pm in Sanctuary

Member, friends and guests are invited to join together in a time of prayer and meditative practice on the second Tuesday (usually) of each month. These sessions will include time for participants to offer and discuss their own prayer concerns and intentions.

“Docs and Dialogue”
Wednesday, December 12
7:00pm in Patton Auditorium

As we prepare in December to once again commemorate the birth of a child - Jesus - who would become the embodiment of God’s essence, what better time to watch the highly acclaimed 2018 documentary about the man we know as “Mister Rogers”, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”.
For over thirty years, “Mister Rogers Neighborhood”, starring Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, writer and producer, spoke directly to children about some of life’s most difficult issues in a simple, direct way. But while he may be best known as a soft spoken, cardigan-wearing television character, Rogers work was a sustained attempt to promote a “radical kindness” amidst changing circumstances in the society and world around him.

See the Congregationalist Newsletter for more information.        

If you would like additional information about these workshops, or if you have an idea for an adult education course you'd like to see offered, please contact the church office at uccfcc@verizon.net or 908-233-2494.