Adult Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning Classes - 10:00 AM;
September 11 - May 21 with breaks at Christmas and Lent

Class Title: The Reformation and Magdeburg Confession
Led by Rev. Chet Mason
September 11 – December 18, 2016
Sunday mornings 10:00 – 11:00 AM

October 31, 2017 will be the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation. The Reformation began on October 31, 1517 when Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany.  We will look at each of those 95 theses and learn about the reasons for the reformation.  We will start with the Renaissance and go through the seizure of Magdeburg which brought about the Magdeburg Confession of 1550.  We will also discuss the doctrine of the lesser magistrate which came out of this period.  It was from this doctrine the Presbyterian Church was formed by John Calvin and John Knox.  The main churches of the Reformation were Lutheran (Luther), Reformed (Calvin), and Presbyterian Churches (John Knox).  This class will prepare you for celebrating our Reformation heritage in 2017.


Class Title: “In the Steps of Jesus”
Led by Charlene and Lloyd Meyer
September 11 – December 18, 2016
Sunday mornings 10:00 – 11:00 AM

An understanding of Christ’s journey would not be complete without a look at the land where he lived – the land designated by God to be special.  By reviewing the geography and political history of Israel it is hoped you might gain an understanding of this time and place. Using pictures and recollections we hope to share a journey that deepened our faith.  Join us for a tour of “the land of milk and honey,” the Holy Land.


Class Title:  On Care for Our Common Ground by Pope Francis
Led by Bob Binhammer
September 11 – December 18, 2016
Sunday mornings 10:00 – 11:00 AM

On Care for Our Common Ground, is the new appeal from Pope Francis, addressed to every person living on this planet for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. Pope Francis calls the church and the world to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path. This encyclical is written with both hope and resolve, looking to our common future with candor and humility.  The first 6 weeks will be devoted to this inspiring book.

Then we will turn to Karen Armstrong, the former nun whom we have read before in 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life.   This time she has done a historical review of fundamentalism, Jewish, Muslim and Christian.  Sometimes her book is difficult to understand, especially some of the selections of Muslim history. So we’ll pick and choose what sections to read.


Class Title: Boundaries with Kids: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, to Help Your Children Gain Control of Their Lives by Dr. John Townsend and Dr. Henry Cloud
Led by Tim and Brenda Graumann
Sunday mornings 10:00 – 11:00 AM
January 8 – February 12, 2017

Dr. Townsend and Dr. Cloud take you through the ins and outs of instilling the kind of character in your children that will help them lead balanced, productive and fulfilling adult lives. You will learn how to:

  • Set limits and still be a loving parent
  • Bring control to an out-of-control family life
  • Apply the 10 laws of boundaries to parenting
  • Define appropriate boundaries and consequences for your kids
  • And much more!


The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss by James W. Kemp
Led by Amanda Stalnaker
January 8 – February 19, 2017
Sunday mornings 10:00 – 11:00 AM

The stories of Dr. Seuss are both imaginative and entertaining, but a closer look at his stories reveals that they are inspirational as well as instructive.  James W. Kemp, a retired United Methodist pastor, put together this collection of devotions to reveal the parts of God’s message hidden in the colorful pages of Dr. Seuss.

The themes in Dr. Seuss stories help us to understand what is truly important in life.  His messages cause us to think about the scriptures and ourselves, in new ways.  We’ll explore parallel themes found in Dr. Seuss books and the Bible, including faithfulness, fairness, friendship, greed, pride, hope, adventure, and much more, while discussing questions such as, “What people in our lives remind us of Horton the Elephant, whose faith cannot be shaken?” and “In what ways are we like the Grinch who stole Christmas?”  This study will be a fresh and fun approach for people of all ages to get to the heart of the simple Gospel message of Jesus Christ through one of the world’s most beloved children’s authors.

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