Opportunities for adult education vary widely. They include one-time forums, weekly Bible study, local retreats and extended trips. Our goal is to continually challenge ourselves and open our hearts and minds.
Opportunities on Sundays
Discovery Bible Class
At 9 am every Sunday, member Bruce Danielson leads a Discovery Bible class in Room 229. All are welcome
9 am lectures
We often have guest lecturers prior to worship on Sunday mornings. These usually take place downstairs in Ostrander Hall and frequently feature guest preachers who will be preaching later that Sunday. Check the What’s up now section or the Calendar for details.
In the hour after worship, usually beginning at 11:30 am, we often provide an opportunity to learn about current issues, both church-related and secular. These could include forums on public affairs or relevant social justice issues, Earth Bistro presentations by Sacred Earth Matters and occasional movies. A complimentary light lunch is often provided, with donations accepted.
A light lunch and informal discussion with clergy and long-time members is offered on the second Sunday of most months (Dec, July and August are excluded). This gathering provides an opportunity to learn more about our church, how to get involved, and what it means to become a member. It is designed especially for newcomers, but is also a great way for people who have been coming for awhile to ask questions and learn more.
Other Educational Opportunities
Tuesday morning Bible study
Pastor Catherine Foote leads Bible study in the Turner Commons Lounge every Tuesday morning from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Coffee and snacks are available. All are welcome.
Workshops and study groups
Educational workshops and opportunities are presented frequently on topics of interest to adults. They may touch on the spirituality of aging, accompaniment through grief or dealing with life’s transitions. A writers’ workshop may assist community members in journaling or writing about spiritual growth. A series of weekly workshops over a six-week period might deal with identifying dependable strengths. With the assistance of covetant partners—ordained clergy with specific interest in an area—we are able to offer opportunities on topics relevant to our spiritual growth throughout the year. Watch for these opportunities in What’s up now, and in Get involved and serve.
Seabeck All-Church Family Camp
Every summer, during the week following Independence Day, several hundred members of our church community gather at the Seabeck Conference Center on Hood Canal for five days of summer camp. Learn more on the Seabeck page.
Community members have the opportunity to attend a weekend-long Women’s Retreat or a Men’s Retreat on an annual basis. Check the What’s up now section for details.
The Lecture Series
The Lecture Series brings noted theologians and speakers to Seattle for the weekend. Often the featured lecturer also serves as a guest preacher and gives public lectures, forums or classes. Learn more in The Lecture Series section.
Encouraging each other in the growth of our minds and spirits…