education opportunities

Hinsdale UMC normally offers adult education groups that meet on Sundays and weekly Bible study that meets on Wednesday afternoon.


ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

From September through May, HUMC offers Adult Sunday School after the worship service at 11 am. Topics range from liturgical themes and important characters in the Bible to topics of social relevance. See below for the new Fall Adult Study.

Whither the United Methodist Church?

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL LED BY LENNOX ITON / SUN SEPT 18 AT 11AM

The vote of the United Methodist Church Special General Conference in February 2019 to retain a controversial provision on homosexuality in its Book of Discipline set the denomination on a path toward a schism. The mechanism through which this would occur was expected to be formalized at the regularly scheduled quadrennial General Conference in 2020. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 caused the postponement of the General Conference until 2021, then further until 2022. It is now not scheduled to occur until 2024. Meanwhile a concordat that had been developed for a smooth separation of groups wishing to exit from the United Methodist Church has begun to fray; some of the groups wishing to exit have become impatient, and have announced a unilateral withdrawal to form a new Global Methodist Church. A discussion of the state of affairs will be held during the session of the Adult Sunday School on September 18. It will be led by Lennox Iton, HUMC Lay Member to the Northern Illinois Annual Conference. We welcome everyone to attend!

New Adult Fall Study

BEGINS SUN OCT 2 THROUGH NOV 20 / LED BY HARRY SHARP

Abraham is a key figure in the Old Testament.  We generally speak of his covenant with God and his lineage giving birth to the three major monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The New York Times bestselling author, Bruce Feiler has written arguably the definitive book on Abraham and it comes with a long list of favorable reviews. It’s a winning combination of literary depth, along with a writing style that makes it difficult to put down.

So, beginning on October 2 and running through November 20, Adult Sunday School will offer a study of his book "Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths."

The class will be facilitated by Harry Sharp and each session will include discussion questions and relevant Bible passages where applicable. Sessions will be held in Fellowship Hall, after the service. Books can be purchased individually, but will also be offered by the church office at a discounted price.

Midweek Check-In and Devotions

From September through May, please come join us for forty good minutes of sharing Wednesdays at 1pm! Each session will include a time for conversation on the previous Sunday’s sermon, as well as upcoming Sunday’s text. Were you inspired? Challenged? Intrigued? Do you have questions? Look for more information on our September offering coming soon!