Adult Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m. during the school year. Nursery care and Sunday School for children and youth happen simultaneously. Offerings vary from discussions of book and video resources to Bible study and special presentations of current topics and events. We strive to offer classes that both challenge and support you on your faith journey. Past offerings have included:
- Beyond the Dream: The Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. for Contemporary Christians
- Book studies on Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor, and Pastors Sound Off: Causes We Can't Keep Quiet About
- Courses on gender identity, aging, Christmas carols, understanding the Bible
- Visits from the wider community including a class on Respecting Indigenous Cultures, a visit from Rabbi Moti Rieber, discussion with transgender activist Stephanie Mott
Fall 2022 Adult Education Opportunities
Adult Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
In-person OR via Zoom (your choice!)
***youth ages 6-12th grade also welcome***
Aug. 21 - Oct. 16: From Bread and Cup to Faith and Giving (see below)
Oct. 9: Indigenous Peoples' Day
Oct. 23 - Nov. 20: No Other Gods: The Politics of the Ten Commandments by Ana Levy-Lyons
Nov. 27 - Dec. 18: Advent Study TBD
From Bread and Cup to Faith and Giving
The Table is at the center of Christian community. Receiving the bread and cup - also known as names like Holy Communion, the Lord’s Supper, and the Eucharist - is a central practice in Christian worship, of course. And community also happens around the table as we study our holy texts together. These acts of sharing food, stories, knowledge, questions, conversation shape us as we seek to live generously, with Jesus as our guide. Join us this fall as we explore 8 central stories from the Bible that invite us to think more deeply about The Table and commit ourselves to live generously in God’s ways of love for all. If your teen plans to attend, please be sure and fill out a Youth Information Form.
Midweek Book Study
Tuesdays from 11:30am-1pm
Currently meeting via Zoom ONLY
Led by Sue Zschoche
The Tuesday Bible Book Club took a summer hiatus – but we were only partially through a book. Beginning on Tuesday, August 23rd, we will continue reading Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice by Rebecca Todd Peters. It is timely reading: Trust Women is an extremely thoughtful examination of the issue of abortion. Even if you didn’t start the book with us, please know that we have only read a third of it – it will be easy to catch up! The book group has found what we have read so far to be personally and spiritually challenging, inviting us to think about the lives of women in new ways. Please consider joining our lively discussions.
The Book Club meets every Tuesday on Zoom, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please join us for vibrant conversation. You'll find the Zoom link at uccmanhattan.org/online. If you would like help obtaining a copy of the book, please contact Pastor Sue.