Adult Education's "Kindred Spirits" have been meeting for 8 years on Monday mornings at 10:00 to 11:30 AM from October to May, including about 50
individuals attending during that time. We have studied the Old Testament, Jesus and the Gospels, Great Figures of the New Testament, Lives of
Great Christians, Understanding World Religions, the History of Christian Worship, and Comparative Religion, while sharing many hours of discussion,
Bible study, prayer, and readings on our learning journey. Our group of men and women, friends and members, like to be challenged by the courses
and enjoy discovering new ideas and sharing their viewpoints. We have a core group of 20 regular kindred spirits, but have had as many as 38 seated
in Fellowship Hall on a few occasions. Our weekly lesson plan includes videos presented by scholarly experts followed by discussion and a preview
of the next lesson.
During the 2016-2017 program year, we have focused on Comparative Religion: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. We will resume our class in October 2017 by studying Luther and the Reformation for about 10 weeks. In January 2018 we plan to carefully explore the origins, purpose, and theology of the Apostles' Creed in 17 classes, relying on the series from Christian History Institute. "The series traces the origin of the Creed, placing it in its historical context, and the theologians discuss each phrase of the Creed, emphasizing its relevance and application to our lives today." (from Vision Video jacket text.)
More details about our 2017-2018 classes will be announced in the VOICE and other church publications in September. The church office can refer your other questions to Ruth McConnell, facilitator.