Adult Study CoursesAt Good Shepherd we have made a commitment to offer Adult Study opportunities every year, fall through spring, in addition to our Adult Sunday School. The scheduled classes cover a variety of topics, of varying lengths, at different times throughout the week, to give the greatest number of people the chance to participate. We hope that you will join us in one or more classes over the coming months.
The 2014/2015 Adult Study courses include (as currently scheduled):
When: Tuesday Evenings, September 16 - October 24
Where: Adult Room # 1 (across from the Kitchen)
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Facilitiator: Joyce Lynn
COB $10.00, suggested donation and not mandatory
"Walk with Ruth as she travels from Moab to Bethleham, certain of her calling, yet uncertain of her future. Hold Noami's hand and watch love put the pieces of her broken life back together. And hang out with Boaz, their kins-man-redeemer, who blesses both women and honors God, big time."
Join in this six week study of the Book of Ruth. We will use the book "The Girl's Still Got It" by Liz Curtis Higgs. Although the book is written from a woman's perspective, we hopw we can get some guys to participate with us (we will have good food each week). We will start on Tuesday September 16, run from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, and end on Tuesday October 21. Each session will open with a half hour of fellowship/food, watch a short video, and end with discussion and prayer. The chapters are short and easy to read as we "take a walk with Ruth and the God who Rocked her world". If you have questions or would like to reserve a book contact Joyce Lyn at email@example.com
Covenant Bible Series
WHEN: September 10 – Nov ember 5
WHERE: Adult Room #1 across from Kitchen
TIME: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Facilitator: Rev. Ruth Burgess
Description: The Rev. Ruth Burgess, pastor of Bruen Chapel UMC in Fairfax, will come and lead the first 8 week installment of the new Covenant Bible Study series. This new curriculum is a 24-week study, divided into three –standalone - modules: Creating, Living, Trusting. Each Module features 8 video episodes along with Leader and Participant Guides for weekly study. This class will be held on Wednesday afternoons from September 10 (information/introduction session) through November 5; 1pm – 3pm, in Adult Room #1. Contact Penny in the church office to register and order a book or for more information. COB $20.00 suggested donation.
When: Thursday, 1:00 p.m. and also offered Sunday mornings at 9:00 am in the Gallery.
Where: Adult Room # 7, Education Center
Drop-In Class: Yes, please join as you are able.
Persons who participate: All are invited, who want to deepen and nurture a prayerful presence in a spiritual community.
Facilitator: Joe Matney (703-264-7885; jsmatney @ cox.net) We will be supported by various person who have long experience with this sort of prayer.
Resource: For optional background reading, LIVING IN THE PRESENCE and LIVING SIMPLY THROUGH THE DAY, both books by Tilden Edwards.
Description: This group will provide an opportunity to notice and nurture living in God's presence, and deepen our trust in an availability for that presence. Through a variety of prayer practices, silence, reflection and sharing we will grow in our understanding and appreciation of contemplative living.