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.

During Lent, our Lenten Study will take place during the usual Small Plates time slot.

Lenten Study Began March 1
This year we are reading the book Inspired by Rachel Held Evans. 

Exploration of this book is being posted on our podcast site.

There will also be discussion questions posted on Wednesdays on our Facebook page.

Bible Study

Note: Bible Study for March 18 & March 25 has been cancelled.  Pastor Vicki will instead be posting Bible Study to our podcast site.

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).

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 began the week of September 8.  There are readings for six days each week, with a hiatus in December.  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.

Here are the readings for March:

Week of March 8– Judges
Day 1- Chap. 13-14               
Day 2 – Chap 15-16               
Day 3 – Chap. 17-18  
Day 4 – Chap. 19-20              
Day 5 – Chap. 21

Week of March 15 – I Samuel
Day 1 – Chap. 1-3                  
Day 2 – Chap. 4-6                  
Day 3 – Chap 7-9       
Day 4 – Chap. 10-12              
Day 5 – Chap 13-15               
Day 6 – Chap 16-18

Week of March 22  – I Samuel
Day 1 – Chap. 19-21              
Day 2 – Chap 22-24               
Day 3 – Chap 25-27   
Day 4 – Chap 28-29               
Day 5 – Chap 30-31   

Week of March 29 – 2 Samuel
Day 1  Chap 1-2                    
Day 2 – Chap 3-4                   
Day 3 – Chap 5-6       
Day 4 – Chap 7-8                   
Day 5 – Chap 9-10                 
Day 6 – Chap 11-12

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