Adult Christian Education for Fall 2020 has began! Groups will run until the week of December 13.
Sunday mornings, 9:00-10:15 – Bible Study of the Gospel of Mark, facilitated by Rodrigo Cardoso. This group will start on Zoom while we work through protocols for a hybrid approach so that people can join from Zoom at home or from Zoom in the church building and thus attend the service in-person also. Click here to email the facilitator and be added to the group.
Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9:00 – Racism and Related Issues of Justice, facilitated by Kelsey Hutchinson. This group will meet completely on Zoom. Click here to email the facilitator and be added to the group.
Racism and Related Issues of Justice Racism and the fight against it are part of our country’s experience right now, and the church cannot ignore. In the words of Dr. Jacqueline Rivers who, along with her husband, have been Christian leaders for decades in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, “The church can give hope…we know that God is in charge; he’s the source of righteousness and justice…we the church can be the permanent part of the solution. To do this the church really needs to have a deep understanding of what is going on, to study problems in all their complexity. This means persistence and reading up…” The Dunstable church is part of the universal church, and even if we don’t personally experience racial issues, we need to engage the truth and join in prayer against the principalities and powers behind heartbreaking injustice. We will discuss writings and videos from many voices (black and white, young and old, men and women, conservative and radical). *Note that our discussion will be kept anchored in the Biblical witness and not in current political debates!*
Bible Study of the Gospel of Mark In the words of N.T. Wright who wrote the study guide we’ll use, “Mark is a narrative epic full of intensity and energy. The reader cannot escape the haunting question – Who is Jesus? The narrative of Mark also allows us to see a new vision of God’s people: defined by the kingdom, transformed by the life of new creation, crossing ethnic and social boundaries, having compassion for the poor and destitute, holding a faith that can move mountains, enduring under persecution, persistent in prayer.” We are excited to look at the reality of Jesus and at the Jesus-shaped pattern of life. Click here to purchase the study guide on Amazon.