Adult Education

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Adult Ed ZOOM Link (COVID 2021)


 


At CCPC, we are a community of thinkers and seekers where Biblical sources are used to frame and address issues of contemporary life.

For the 2019-2020 year, the Adult Education committee strives to offer a diverse menu of classes that include scriptural study, theological inquiry, and historical/cultural offerings, as well, in order to encourage and nurture our church members’ faith formation.

Classes will be held in both the Adult Education Conference Room and in Dodds Hall. Please see class postings for specific date, teacher, and location information.The current Adult Education committee members are: Jen Woods, Ann Fleming, Jim Bridger, Mary Brock, Rick Snyder, and Rick Hayes. Please see any committee member if you have ideas for classes or if you want to offer any constructive feedback.
 

Adult Ed Offerings (COVID): Sept 2020 - Present


Adult Ed Offerings: 2019-20

March Classes
(3/15 and 22 not held due to COVID-19 closure)


The Golden Age  
Once upon a time, Christians and Jews and Muslims lived somewhat peacefully with each other and actually learned from each other. They borrowed culture & language, science & philosophy, and even religion & ritual from each other. What they forged together in this melting pot was Medieval Spain, a culture that was far different from each of their own roots. And then it all went tragic.

  • March 1: What provided a climate for that explosion of learning and transformation to take place?
  • March 8: What infiltrated that environment to overturn their quest for each other’s knowledge?
  • March 15: What can we learn from their efforts to encourage our own Golden Age, where our multi-cultural country can create an environment from which we can benefit from each other’s knowledge and practice? Can we? Should we?
    • Taking a look from the Islamic perspective.  This session will be led by Khalil Shadeed
  • March 22: How can our faith learn from other faiths?
    • Continuing the conversation of how we can better live together will be Rabbi Steve Weisman of Temple Solel

New Beginnings: Reboot Your Life

Want to make some positive changes in the New Year?  ​
Join us for a four-week course to discuss ideas to establish a strong
foundation for spiritual and personal growth.  ​

 

Discussion Leaders:
     January 5: Gladys Ayuketah - Creation Story (Order Out of Chaos)
     January 12: James Brassard - Baptism (Spiritual Cleansing)
     January 19: Stanley Dixon - New Life in Christ (Resilience),
     January 26: Ricky Snyder - Revelation (Discernment of God’s Call)

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Here are the courses which CCPC has already offered during '19-'20.  We hope you were able to come!

September 2019

September 8 - Living Water for the World - Trip Recap
Sept 15, 22 and 29 (Three-session course)
          Independent Living Alternatives / Independence 401


October 2019

How do we connect with God in the 21st centry?
   A four-week series examining different modes of divine connection
          October 6 - Worship - It's Not Like It Used To Be - Jen Woods
         October 13 - How scripture can come alive in your life - Rick Snyder

         October 20 - Prayer: Beyond 911 - Mary Brock
         October 27 - Service/People helping - Justin Devine

Nov/Dec 2019

Overlooked Characters in the Bible

Lesser-known characters and stories of the Bible.
     What can we learn about God and Faith from these
     rather obscure names?

Nov 10 – Led by Sue Evans
                Four courageous women:
                Shiphrah, Puah, Jochebed and Zipporah
(Exodus)
Nov 24 Led by Gary Cox
               Bathsheba (2 Samuel and 1 Kings)
Dec 1 – Led by Dick Neff
               Priscilla, Junia and Mary (Acts)
Dec 8 – Led by Steve Webb
              Stephen (Acts)