Adult Learning


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Adult Learning

Our faith journey is a lifelong experience with twists and turns.  As we grow and change, our understanding of God, Jesus, the Bible, and other religious beliefs also grow and change.
On Sundays and weekdays, small groups, classes and programs, Bible study, and retreats provide a supportive environment in which to think critically, deepen our understanding of God, and reflect with others about living as Christians in today’s world.

Small Groups

Small groups provide an opportunity to reflect, learn, pray, and ask questions in a supportive environment with others.   Small groups typically meet on a regular basis and entail a long-term commitment.

Classes and Programs

A variety of Sunday morning classes for adults are offered each week and typically include Bible study, theology, spiritual practices, and current issues.  In addition, our Young Adult class, Faith and Parenting class, and Parents of Youth class meet most Sundays.  For details on adult classes and upcoming small group opportunities, please subscribe to the Adult Education email list.   For a listing of Spring 2017 opportunities, click here.

Bible Study

Bible study groups typically meet on weekdays to allow ample time to study, reflect on and discuss scripture. Shorter Bible studies are offered on Sunday mornings during the 9:15 a.m. education hour.

Spiritual Formation Resources

Spiritual formation opportunities in the form of small groups, retreats and quiet time help us grow in our relationship with God. Small groups such as our two Read, Pray, Love groups meet regularly for spiritual nurturing and companionship. Retreats and intentional quiet time help us slow down and open ourselves to God’s presence.

The church staff provides devotions through social media during Lent and Advent and can recommend devotional resources.  Here are some suggestions.

  • Daily devotional from the United Methodist Upper Room.
  • Sacred Space – an online daily prayer website run by the Irish Jesuits.
  • 3-Minute Retreat offered by Loyola Press.
  • Staff can offer resources and referrals for persons who are interested in meeting with a spiritual director.