Education

education_adult_tree growHinsdale UMC offers three adult education groups that meet on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Sunday, September 17 to Sunday, May 27, 2018. Below you will find a brief description of each group. Current and future offerings will be posted throughout the year, so please stay tuned!

Sunday Morning Opportunities

Family Adult Education
Raising kids is hard work; raising kids in the faith can be especially difficult today. This group provides parents a space and time to explore and nurture their own faith while also discussing how our faith can inform how we raise our children in today’s challenging environment. Recent studies include Gary Chapman’s The 5 Love Languages. Starting in September, join us in reading Chapman’s Growing up Social, which addresses parenting youth in the digital age. In October we’ll be reading Max Lucado’s More to Your Story. This group meets in Fellowship Hall B. Please contact Kristi Chadwick for more information.

 

Spiritual Formation and Practice
Open to everyone, this study group explores and encourages meaningful spiritual disciplines such as prayer, reading and studying scripture, worship, and mission. These practices draw us closer to God and to our neighbors as we strive to live a life of faith while supporting each other on their respective journeys. Last spring we discussed the importance of prayer with the help of Max Lucado’s Before the Amen: The Power of Simple Prayer. In September, we’ll spend four weeks with the book A Grace-Full Life before turning to Worship Matters to explore the how, what, and why of Sunday worship. This group meets in Room 118. Please contact Vicki Greene or Suzaane Furey for more information.

 

Foundations of Faith and Tradition
This group of curious Christians digs deep, offering various multi-week classes led by church members and outside speakers. These sessions focus on everything from contemporary political and social issues to the formation of the Bible to a critical study of core Christian beliefs and practices of the Christian faith. Recent offerings include An Overview of the New Testament and a discussion of Bart Ehrman’s book, How Jesus Became God. This group meets in Room 109. Please contact Vicki Greene for more information.

 

Please note: There is a place for children of all ages while their parents participate in adult education classes. The Nursery is available to infants through age three, and children and youth meet for Sunday School and Confirmation Class. The Youth Room (complete with ping pong table, miniature basketball hoop, and foosball table) is open to all high school students.

 

Weekday Education Opportunities

“Believe” Bible Study (Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m.)
Led by our pastor, the Rev. Dr. Jon McCoy, this weekday opportunity offers an in-depth discussion of the scriptures using “Believe: Living the Story of the Bible to Become Like Jesus” by Randy Frazee. Feel free to come every Wednesday or any Wednesday that you are available. Bring your lunch, bring your questions, bring your laughter, and experience God’s love. Copies of the “Believe” book and the study guide are available in the church office.

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