“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”
– Albert Einstein
“You Mean That’s Not in the Bible?”
Mondays: May 6 and 20
Wightman Chapel Lounge, 7:30-8:30pm
You know them - the sayings and aphorisms so many Christians and non-Christians alike swear by:
“God helps those who help themselves.”
“Everything happens for a reason.”
Many Christians and non-Christians also believe those sayings come directly from the Bible.
But they, and others like them, don’t.
During this four-week unit based on Adam Hamilton’s book, “Half Truths”, we will explore these and other common sayings that people of faith are often extremely invested in, but that are only partly or minimally rooted in the Bible. We will examine the elements of truth they contain, as well as the ways in which they may fail us spiritually.
“Prayer and Meditation”
Tuesday, May 14
7:30pm-8:30pm in the Sanctuary
Members, friends and guests are invited to join in a time of prayer and meditative practice, including opportunity for participants to offer and discuss their own prayer concerns and intentions.
“DOCS and DIALOGUE” in May: “I Am”
The final “Docs and Dialogue” evening until the fall will take place on Tuesday, May 21, at 7:00pm in Patton Auditorium. The film that night will be “I Am”.
“I Am” poses two vital questions: “What’s wrong with our world?” and “What can we do to make it better?” Those themes are rooted in director Tom Shadyac’s experience with a cycling accident which left him incapacitated with no certainty of recovery. Shadyac did recover, and emerged with both a new sense of purpose and a desire to investigate how he and all of us could improve the way we live and walk in the world. This led him to seek out and interview notable figures from the realms of science, philosophy, academia and faith, resulting in a film that challenges our preconceptions about human behavior while at the same time celebrating the human spirit.
Members, friends and guests are welcome and encouraged to join in watching and then discussing this inspiring documentary.
Adult Studies for 2019-2020
Give us your ideas!
Plans are already underway for next year's Adult Studies program, and we hope you'll help us move them along. Please consider providing us with any suggestions you have for new courses, formats, day/times, or anything else you think might improve our efforts in the vital aspect of our community's spiritual life.
While the implementation of any suggestions will obviously be dependent on time, space and staff resource issues, we do promise that all ideas will be given serious and prayerful consideration.
Please contact Mark with any thoughts at your earliest convenience.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-233-2494.