Adult Faith Formation

What is Faith Formation?

Faith Formation is an intentional time for learning and growing in our faith.  Faith Formation is for All Ages, at 11:00 a.m. and offers multiple new and returning interactive learning opportunities, including bible study, worship dialogue, and discussion groups. Attend a gathering that catches your interest on any given Sunday, or join a group for a multi-week study.  Children, Youth and College faith formation groups (formally known as Sunday School) also meet at this time.

THE BIBLE at 11:00 O'CLOCK
MEETS IN THE CURTIS ROOM after the 9:30 a.m. service

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In past years, the goal of the class has been to read and discuss the text, verse-by-verse for New Testament works, chapter-by-chapter for Old Testament.  We start at the beginning of a book and proceed to the end.

The Bible at 11 o’clock has chosen to read 2nd Corinthians this Fall, not a favorite among Paul’s letters.  Most of us look for the church to be a place of peace and concord, and perhaps many believe that is what the Church was like in the New Testament period.  The New Testament itself tells us otherwise, no book so much as 2nd Corinthians.  It is the most painfully personal of all of Paul’s letters, demonstrating the trials, agonies, conflicts, anxieties and such that he experienced.  This is perhaps one of the reasons it is not so often cited. But these experiences demonstrate the extraordinary power of grace and faith and perseverance, so they speak to today’s world, today’s church, as we face the challenges and difficulties that seem to be endemic.

This class format is an open discussion and everyone is welcome to participate.  There is no homework and Bibles are provided. If you cannot be present in person, you can participate by Zoom.

FIRST FRIENDS - MEETS IN THE LEWIS ROOM

First Friends is a self-directed adult fellowship group that uses numerous online materials to simulate discussion about a variety of religious and spiritual topics.  The group provides a safe and confidential place for people to share concerns and receive Christian support.  All are welcome.

EXPLORING THE FAITH:  WORSHIP - MEETS IN THE CHANCEL AREA/CHOIR LOFT OF THE SANCTUARY

Exploring the Faith will be led by our Pastors, Resident Ministers, and guest preachers to continue the conversation with members and visitors about sermon messages or related worship topics.  This will be closer time spent in the company of our pastors and Resident Ministers to become further acquainted and familiar with their views on following Jesus' example and biblical interpretation.

Additional Reading and Study Groups

Other small groups, such as reading groups and bible studies, are also available. For more information visit our Small Groups page.