Education - Adults
“I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.” - Jesus in John 15:5
Contact Gina Dawson, Director of Christian Education
301-881-1881, ext. 2006
What is the Apocrypha?
Sundays, 8:45am, in the Parlor
Join Hunter Prillaman and Phil Dawson in an ongoing study and discussion of these books that are part of the Bible in some Christian traditions, but not others. We’ll learn about their history, what they meant to the early Church, and what they have to say to us today. Join any time (there will be frequent recaps). Bibles with the Apocrypha will be provided.
“Sacred Rhythms” Study
Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm, January 18 to March 15, 2018, Room 206
Talking about Sacred Rhythms is a helpful way of talking about spiritual transformation because it provides relief from some of the heavy-handed and rigid approaches to the spiritual life that many of us have experienced. This language draws on the imagery of the natural rhythms, such as the ebb and flow of the ocean waves and tides, which come and go but are full of infinite variety and creativity.
Instead of “I really ought to have a quiet time” or “I really should pray more,” we are compelled to seek out ways of living that are congruent with our deepest desires — our natural rhythms. Sometimes this feels risky, but choosing this way of life opens us up to the presence of God in places of our being where our truest desires and deepest longings occur.
You are invited to nine-week study on Ruth Haley Barton’s book, Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation. See Gina Dawson for a free copy of the book.
First Friday Night Film Series: “Map of the Human Heart”
January 5, 2018, 6:30-9:30pm, Room 205/206
We kick off the new year with an epic romance and the movie Roger Ebert proclaimed was “one of the best of 1992” and The Washington Post called “Astounding!”: Map of the Human Heart (rated R).
Directed by Vincent Ward (What Dreams May Come), the film tells the story of a half-Eskimo boy named Avik, who first leaves his arctic home with a British mapmaker in 1925 to seek medical attention in Canada…
Here are some options for you to study online. If you have a resource you'd like to share with us, please contact Gina Dawson, Director of Christian Education.