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

Adult Studies

Another year of numerous and diverse learning experiences for adults begins the week of October 1. We will, as always, present a wide range of opportunities for spiritual growth to meet as many different interests and learning styles as possible. You can expect a mix of four or five-week "units", on-going series, and "one time" day or evening events such as forums, "field trips" of various types, guest speakers, etc.

We will begin the year with two offerings:

"In the Beginning: Genesis, Then and Now"
Mondays: October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29,  7:30-8:30 pm in Wightman Chapel Lounge

The first eleven chapters of Genesis contain several of the most well-known and foundational stories of the Bible, such as the Creation stories, Cain and Abel, and Noah’s Ark. These chapters are referred to by many scholars as the “Pre History” texts, in that they reflect both an awareness of and attempt to understand some of the fundamental human questions:

How did we get here?
Why are we here?
Why are there suffering and violence?
Where is God in all this?

Over the course of this five-week unit, we will explore some of these renowned stories, emphasizing the larger questions they point to, as well as how they might help us answer those questions for ourselves in our time.


“Monthly  Prayer and Meditation”
Tuesday - October 9
7:30-8:30 pm in Sanctuary

Members, friends and guests have the opportunity to come together to learn about and share in a variety of prayer and meditative practices.  These sessions also include time for participants to offer their own prayer concerns.

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.