Adult Education

Way of Love
At General Convention this year, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry asked that all Episcopalians commit to following the Way of Love.  The Way of Love describes the different parts of living a life following Jesus.  Those parts are:

TURN: Pause, listen & choose to follow Jesus
LEARN: Reflect on Scripture each day
PRAY: Spend time with God each day
WORSHIP: Gather with a community to praise God
BLESS: Share faith, give & serve
GO: Cross boundaries, listen deeply & live like Jesus
REST: Receive the gift of God’s grace

We will be using the Way of Love as the focus of our Small Plates Adult Education and other programs this year.  There is a brochure and some more information on the bulletin board in the library and on the one in the hallway by the kitchen.

Small Plates
We call the adult education program at St. Paul’s Small Plates.  Because our classes are short, ranging from 2 to 6 weeks in length and exploring a wide variety of topics.

The Small Plates adult education class for October and November began on Sunday October 27.  This class is focusing on various types and styles of worship.  This class will run through Sunday November 17.  The Small Plates class meets from 9:15 – 9:45 in the Small Plates class room.

Bible Study
Bible Study meets on Wednesday morning from 10 – 11 am in the church library. 

This year we are beginning by looking at the life, journeys and writings of St. Paul.  We will start with an overview of the life of Paul and his journeys, move on to looking at the book of Acts, which has much of the story of the life of Paul and the early church and then move on to an in depth look at the epistles that Paul wrote and what they tell us about the faith and life of the early church.

Bible Study started for the year on September 11.  All are welcome.  Come in the office door and you will be in the library.

If you are unable to attend the Bible Study, a recording of the session is posted on St. Paul’s podcast site (harrishill.podbean.com).

Pub Theology
Pub Theology is a gathering of people (usually in a pub) for food, drink and conversation about God.  St. Paul’s Pub Theology will be meeting at the Buffalo Brew Pub at the corner of Main & Transit on Tuesday October 22 at 7 pm. 

We will grab a table, order our food, pop, water or beer and start talking.

The initial topic for October Pub Theology is the problem of evil or put another way, if God is good, why do bad things happen.  But the conversation will go where it goes.  All are welcome and bring friends if you like.

Bible Challenge
The Bible Challenge is designed to have us read large portions of the Bible, including portions we don’t normally read.

This is part of the “Learn” step of the Way of Love.

Completing the whole challenge will result in reading more than ½ of the Bible.

The 2019-20 Challenge has 4 sections.  Epistles, Acts & Revelation, Writings & History.

The Bible Challenge begins the week of September 8.  There are readings for six days each week.  The brochure with the whole challenge can be found in the back of the church and on the bulletin board in the library and outside the kitchen.

Week of November 10 – Acts
Day 1 – Chapters 15-16                     
Day 2 – Chapters 17-18                     
Day 3 – Chapters 19-20
Day 4 – Chapters 21-22                     
Day 5 – Chapters 23-25                     
Day 6 – Chapters 25-28

Week of November 17 – Revelation
Day 1 – Chapters 1-2             
Day 2 – Chapters 3-4             
Day 3 – Chapters 5-6
Day 4 – Chapters 7-8             
Day 5 – Chapters 9-10                       
Day 6 – Chapters 11-12

Week of November 24 – Revelation
Day 1 – Chapters 13-14                     
Day 2 – Chapters 15-16                     
Day 3 – Chapters 17-18
Day 4 – Chapters 19-20                     
Day 5 – Chapters 21-22

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