Adults

There are many educational opportunities for Adults at Christ Church.  Bible studies that focus on various books of the Bible; Groups that use current books or videos to guide the discussion; Classes that  help expand your mind and exercise your body.  There is a class or discussion group for you!   The Sunday and Weekday opportunities are listed below. 

For additional information about any of the classes, contact Vanitta Conrad, Director of Christian Education at Email or at 801-486-5473 ext 12.

All Are Welcome!

Moses - In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet

 Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am in the Parlor, led by Evelyn Kasworm.  It doesn’t get much more dramatic: rescued baby, life in the courts of Pharaoh, parting the Red Sea, leading his people out of Egypt…Moses’ life was one challenge after the next, but although he resisted God’s calling, by the end of his life he successfully fulfilled the role he was given. Join award-winning author Adam Hamilton as he travels from Egypt to Mt. Sinai, the Nile, the Red Sea, and the wilderness exploring the sites of Moses’ life. As Hamilton shares historical information, archaeological data, and biblical text, you’ll gain a better understanding of Moses’ significance in your life today, and you’ll discover how you, too, can turn your own reluctance into boldness.

 

Sunday Mornings:

Life & Times Class – (Room 101 @ 9:00 am)

Join us as we continue to study: Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy by John Shelby Spong.  A global and pioneering leader of progressive Christianity and the bestselling author of explains why a literal reading of the Gospels is actually heretical, and how this mistaken notion only entered the church once Gentiles had pushed out all the Jewish followers of Jesus.  Spong offers a radical new way to look at the gospels today as he shows just how deeply Jewish the Christian Gospels are and how much they reflect the Jewish scriptures, history, and patterns of worship. Using the Gospel of Matthew as a guide, Spong explores the Bible’s literary and liturgical roots, its grounding in Jewish culture, symbols, icons, and storytelling tradition to explain how the events of Jesus life, including the virgin birth, the miracles, the details of the passion story, and the resurrection and ascension, would have been understood by both the Jewish authors of the various gospels and by the Jewish audiences for which they were originally written. Spong makes clear that it was only after the church became fully Gentile that readers of the Gospels took these stories to be factual, distorting their original meaning. 

Bible Exploration – (Room 207 at 9:00 am)

Beginning November 19th: Faithful - Christmas through the eyes of Joseph by Adam Hamilton.  We’re not that different from Joseph. True, we may not be part of a story that will be remembered for all time, but like Joseph, we encounter circumstances that we’d never choose for ourselves. At times, it can be tempting just to walk away, but Joseph provides us a great example of humbly obeying God even when we don’t understand, faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides. 

 

Wesleyan Class – (Parlor at 9:00 am)

In December the class will be viewing the PBS series Walking the Bible by Bruce Feiler.  This is a video 'journey by land through the books of Moses'.  We will begin a new book study in January.

Weekday Classes:

Bagel Boys – Meets throughout the year - Enjoy great conversation about men’s faith journeys over bagels and coffee.  (Wednesday mornings in the Parlor @ 7:30 am.)

Yoga – Meets throughout the year - Refresh your body, mind and spirit. 

(Thursdays at 4:30 – Room 201)  Facilitator: Nancy Bockelie, email.

Spirits & Spirituality Men's Group - Meets from September - May - All men are invited to our next get-together Sunday, November 19th.  Our own Ted Stathakis is a WWII Veteran and will tell us about his Honor Flight to Washington DC this year.  We will meet at 6:00 pm, at the club room at Highland Cove, Lane Building, 3839 Highland Cove Lane, SLC, 84106.  For more information contact Paul Conrad at pconradgo@gmail.com.