Sunday Morning Faith Formation
Sunday morning classes meet weekly, September through May, from 9:45am to 10:45am, unless otherwise noted. If you would like more information about any of these groups, contact Chrissy Williamson at email@example.com or 704.334.7232 x 123.
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Cornwell Center Group Exercise Room
Instructor: Katie Kucich
Contact: Chrissy Williamson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Morning Yoga is an opportunity for adults of all ages and stages to connect with body, mind and spirit in this community of faith. If you’re interested in trying yoga as a spiritual practice that engages your body, mind, and spirit, join us! During our practice, we engage in beginner level yoga that will help you prepare for worship in new ways (and won’t get you too sweaty). THE BRIDGE
Facilitators: Chrissy Williamson, email@example.com) and Carrie Veal, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bridge class is open to all, but specifically designed for youngish adults. All are welcome, no matter who you are or who you’re with. Within the greater context of the whole Church, participants view themselves as the bridge between who we have been, who we are, and who we will become as a community of faith. Throughout this year, we’ll study New Testament texts that help us connect — mind, body and spirit — with the ever-changing world around us. FAITH ENCOUNTERS
Leader: Dixie Pinson, DixieP@carolina.rr.com
Faith Encounters encourages questions and relishes diversity as the class explores new thoughts and ideas together. Class members embrace that they are all on a spiritual journey and the class is committed to going about it together. Rather than using one specific curriculum, members proudly say, “We are our curriculum.” Weekly conversation topics are selected and led by class members. They include book studies, DVD studies, and the occasional guest speaker. This fall, class discussions will be based on a DVD study (by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt Divinity School) of the Hebrew Bible. LIFE CLASSCoffee House in the basement of the education building
Multi-generational, tends to be adults 55+Leaders: Ed Hinson, email@example.com
and Eleanor Brawley, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Life Class is a longstanding multigenerational class that works to create an atmosphere of free discussion and sharing while studying a wide range of topics, selected by the planning team for the class. Topics include biblical texts and themes, the teachings of important theologians, religious themes found in literature and plays, discussions of local, national, and international issues, and Christian responses and actions. The class always welcomes new participants. “We believe we are on a faith journey and that we can learn from one another and from outside leaders.”
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Leader: Nancy Berry
Centerquest is a group with mixed family status, ages, and interests who discuss a variety of subjects. Class leadership is shared among members. The class occasionally gathers for social activities and encourages involvement in outreach. Recent classes have covered material from Joseph Campbell, Karen Armstrong, Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, and Serene Jones. At times we have experiential learning, exploring nature and creativity. Where it fits, we use the Centerquest model, based on the work of Carl Jung. All are welcome to join or visit at any time. FIFTH DIMENSION
Leader: MaryAnn Largen, Mal145@msn.com
A long-standing, traditional Sunday school class where we share pastoral concerns, sing hymns, and explore Bible lessons. Our teachers include the ministerial staff at this Church and other Church members who love to teach.
The Seekers are a group of individuals from a variety of religious and spiritual backgrounds that gathers to discuss topics ranging from theology to social justice to movies. We are open to the teachings and wisdoms of faith traditions both new and old, and from far and near. We enjoy a good discussion on just about any topic. Our conversations are sparked by sacred writings, literature, social commentary, and other contemporary media.
Leader: Jenny Martella, email@example.com
The Explorers class was originally formed more than 10 years ago by a group of new members looking to form closer relationships with other MPBC members. We are proud of the diverse age group representation in our class and we learn from each other. The class hosts conversations led by group members who have committed to leading one month at a time. Recent topics have included a discussion of author Richard Rohr, meditation, and the intersection of faith and daily life. Another popular source for conversations is the Wired Word, a weekly iteration of current events and how they relate to faith. We host a potluck dinner at member homes up to twice a year. A COURSE IN MIRACLES
Room 260 Leader: Jim Hanley, firstname.lastname@example.org
A psychological approach to spirituality, based on the principles of A Course In Miracles (“ACIM”) as they relate to all-inclusive forgiveness. The focus is on coping with life’s challenges and discovering paths to inner peace. (Introductory ACIM classes are available every Sunday, 9:00-9:45a, by prior appointment.) READ THE BIBLE AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME
Room 254Leader: Nancy Culp, email@example.com
Do you know where to find the story of Job or Jonah? Did you know there’s a book in the Bible named Habakkuk? Is Luke a book in the Bible or a Star Wars character? Did you know the Bible has over 1000 chapters? Let’s read the Bible again, perhaps for the first time, and find the answers to these and many other questions. We will engage in an overview of all 66 books of the Bible. Keep in mind, this is not biblical scholarship or a “critical examination” of scripture. This is a surface dance, a mere glance, at the book we call Holy. Join us as we open the Bible to these books, these verses, these words upon which we rest our understanding of our Christian faith. Come on, it’ll be fun! Oh, and bring a Bible of your choice.