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ADULTS

Despite what the cute adage says, we didn’t actually learn everything we need to know in Kindergarten. God is a mystery we plumb for a lifetime, and a healthy Christian continues pursuing new knowledge, ideas, and practices no matter how old they grow. At Transfiguration, we are enthusiastic about helping Christians of all ages, including adults at various stages of life, delve deeper into the Christians faith and life, and we encourage everyone who calls our church home to find a regular method of learning and growing.

SUNDAY MORNINGS

Sunday Mornings | 10:15 a.m.

During the program year (September through May), we offer Christian Formation classes for all ages on Sunday mornings from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.. Adults can choose from a variety of course offerings in multi-week increments on a range of topics. Past classes have included an in-depth journey through the Hebrew Bible, Reconciliation in the Family, and Understanding the Prayer Book.

Spring 2019 Classes

Spring formation classes for adults meet Sundays from 10:15-11:00 from January 20 through May 12. Here is what is coming up in the final three weeks of formation. The Second Half class will meet throughout the summer. Regular classes will resume in Fall 2019.

April 28

Project Earth Day | Displays During Formation Between Morning Services

Join us on Sunday, April 28 for “Project Earth Day” as we explore opportunities to care for this fragile earth, our island home. As is our custom, we will dramatically reduce our energy usage by turning up the thermostat and turning off almost all the lights. We won’t print the bulletins/Notices or serve coffee in order to reduce our waste. In addition, adult formation will take place in our Gathering Space where a variety of community leaders will teach us to be better stewards of our earth and its resources. Following children’s formation classes, we’ll all meet at the Bell Tower and be sent out to our own property with a special project of stewardship and caretaking. Don’t miss this unique day of worship and learning!

May 5

Who Is My Neighbor? Series Continuation

My Neighbor is a So-Called Enemy | May 5

Join us for a Sunday morning extension of the popular “Who’s My Neighbor?” series on Sunday, May 5, when we will welcome the Rev. Naim Ateek for a talk entitled, “My neighbor is a so-called enemy.” Rev. Ateek is an Anglican priest, founder of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, and former Canon of St. George’s Cathedral (both located in Jerusalem). For decades he has inspired readers with his ideas about justice and reconciliation in the Holy Land. His latest book, A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine-Israel Conflict, is an engaging and thoughtful read which enriches our understanding of the conflict and our approach to Scripture. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

May 5 & 12

OT 101 – Two More Sessions
Join Dr. Roy Heller, Professor of Old Testament at SMU, as he continues to journey through the Hebrew Bible. This is an opportunity to read the stories of the Old Testament in a large group setting. The class focuses on the stories’ literary beauty, their rich meanings, and the ways in which they are relevant for our own lives.  This spring the class has been exploring the Book of 1 Samuel. The will meet for two more sessions on Sundays, May 5 & 12. Listen to past sessions of the class online here.

Beginning May 12

Second Half Class – Tell Your Story | Begins May 12
The Second Half Ministry will begin a class on May 12 about telling your life story. The first week will be an introductory session on how to write about your life, beginning with the first seven years. Then, participants will go home to write what they remember about that time period. Every week thereafter the group will gather to share stories about that time period in small groups of three to four people.  The series will continue through the summer. People can join at any time, attend when they are able, and write when they can. Questions? Contact the Rev. Nancy DeStefano, Pastoral Assistant.