Classes meet each Wednesday, 6:10-7:10 p.m., August 23-September 27.
Come Learn Why Baptists Were the First Radicals
One of our newly adopted core values talks about “our radical Baptist heritage.” What IS that heritage, anyway, and why would those beliefs be considered “radical”? At a recent Quarterly Church Conference, the church voted to examine our relationship with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship(CBF) because of their hiring policies. How do we relate the CBF, how do the values of the CBF interface, or not, with our recently adopted Mission, Vision and Core Values? These are questions that will be explored in a six-week class that will focus on what “Baptist things” we think are critical to hang onto, and how each of them affects the way we do and be Church. The class will be taught by Bruce Maples and Roy Fuller, and will meet on the stage in Fellowship Hall. Come be radical with us!
Parenting through a Progressive Faith Lens
Many of us only know what we grew up with, the way our parents parented us. And yet, many of us feel called to parent differently in the world we live in, especially given the shift we’ve experienced as we have moved and grown from the theology of our childhood into the theology of our adulthood. How do we teach and practice with our children living life with compassion, abundance, nonviolence, equality, Sabbath, community, forgiveness, authenticity justice and joy in our everyday life? Join us as we use More Than Words: 10 Values for the Modern Family by Erin Wathen as a challenging and thought provoking jumping off point for conversation about how to do this parenting thing from a progressive faith point of view in practical, thoughtful ways. This six-week class will be led by Renee Purtlebaugh and will meet in the Commons.
Note: If you are interested in being part of the discussion but can’t make it on Wednesday nights, email Renee by August 28! We are exploring the possibility of hosting a lunch hour virtual book study every two weeks during September and October.