Adult Education - Spring Session II (April 7-May 12, 2013) at 9:15am:
Description of Concurrent Sunday School Classes
Spring Theme: Sharing & Selflessness
An Anglican Ethos – As Anglicans, our theology is grounded in the Incarnation, the fact that God became man. In this class, we will look at the work of Anglican thinkers like Desmond Tutu and William Stringfellow to explore what this incarnational theology means for how we treat others and ourselves. Led by the Rev. Christine Faulstich—Huffman Hall
Faith & The Family – This class will explore ways families can nourish and nurture the faith of children. We will discuss ways of noticing and encouraging faith opportunities at home and in the community. Each Sunday will have a different topic of discussion—from establishing a family ministry and regular Sabbath meals to learning to grieve. You will be sure to leave with new resources and real-life application. Led by Susan Goodman and by the Rev. Dorothy Robinson on April 14—Basement (B-13)
The Gospel’s Message – This class will read, study and discuss the gospel reading from each Sunday’s lectionary. We will share what the scripture says to each of us in the context of our own faith journeys and how it may apply to our lives today. Led by Donna Gerold, senior seminarian—Bride’s Room (B-6)
History Discovered – Two of St. Matthew’s beloved and scholarly parishioners will split this session, each offering a historical perspective on early Christian people and places. Marty Novak will start and end the series, teaching “The Passion of Vibia Perpetua” on April 7 and then “The Via Dolorosa: A Way of History and Faith” on May 12. Founding St. Matthew’s member Kitty Clarke will lead a four-week series (April 14
through May 5) on “Conversations With and About Paul.” Led by Marty Novak and Kitty Clarke—Choir Room (B-7)
Spiritual Conversations – This group will study Philip Yancey’s compelling book, What's So Amazing about Grace? Books will be available in the class. Each week’s conversation will be unique, so join us as often as you can! Led by Jim and Linda Fryer (This class continues from Spring Session I, but all are welcome!)—Basement (B-18)
Varieties in Prayer: a Repertoire of Response – “All our responses to God are prayer.” The class will use this affirmation as a portal into the vast mystery of prayer. We will look at ways of finding our own preferred prayer styles, and how we—and our faith—are shaped by prayer. Our exploration will include examining prayer without petition in corporate worship, non-cognitive prayer, prayer as practicing the presence of God, patterns for praying the scripture, hymns as windows of prayer, and even action as prayer, and how all prayer leads to the Prayer of the Heart. Led by the Rev. Jim Williams—Wilson Room (B-14)
Youth: Let’s Talk About Faith – Join Father Wade and Youth Minister Christy Orman as they lead an entertaining and insightful class using music and popular stories to look at the Bible and Christian faith from a fresh perspective.—Youth Center
General Notes about Children's Sunday School:
Join us on Sundays from 9:15 to 10:15 for fun, fellowship, and learning. Children ages 3 years old (and potty trained) through fifth grade are invited to join us each Sunday morning in the basement of the sanctuary.
- 3 and 4 year olds meet in Room B-16.
- Kindergartners through 5th graders meet in Room B-21 for our opening and then stay in B-21 or move to B-17 or B-12, depending on their rotation. Kindergartners through 5th graders gather at the end of Sunday School in Room B-21 for snack.
- All ages are then escorted to the Family Eucharist or picked up by their parents.
For more information on our current Sunday School program please see our Children's Ministry page.
Questions? Contact Susan Goodman at 345-8314 x227 or