Spring 2018

MONDAYS

10-11 AM             John’s Gospel and Social Context:  Janet James, Instructor.  Using research from Bruce Malina and Richard Rohrbaugh’s book, SOCIAL SCIENCE COMMENTARY ON THE GOSPEL OF JOHN, we explore how Jesus and his contemporaries thought and reasoned in the first century.

11AM – 12NOON             Coffee & Scriptures:   Janet James, facilitator.  Join us to discuss the upcoming scripture lessons for the traditional and jazz worship services.  A great time of discussion, learning, and consideration of what reminders we, as the church, need to hear.

12:15 – 1:30 PM, 1st and 3rd Mondays      Faith Stories (currently uses the book, The Good Book: Writers Reflect on Favorite Bible Passages, edited by Adam Gopnik):  Don Warner, facilitator.  Everyone needs to purchase the book, which is available on Amazon.  The group meets during the lunch hour so bring a bag lunch and enjoy the discussion.

TUESDAYS

11AM – 12NOON             Orff Music Class for Adults:  Debbie Mueller, director.  Orff classes use such instruments as xylophones, metallophones, and glockenspiels.  You do not need to know how to read music for this class.

NOON-1:30 PM                 Creative Expressions:  Sandra O’Neill, contact person. No experience required.  Join us to share and learn different art techniques.

1 – 3 PM               Beginning Bridge:  Ellen Welthy, facilitator.  Individuals with some knowledge of bridge are welcome come, play and further their knowledge of the game.

4:30 – 5:30 PM                   Yoga:  Amy Taylor, instructor.  This weekly class enjoys the benefit of yoga’s stretching and breathing exercises.

6:00-9:00 PM, 3rd Tuesdays          Faith and Film:  Bob chestnut, facilitator.  Join us to watch movies and documentaries.  This is a new group.

WEDNESDAYS

10-11 AM             Tai Chi:  Steve Sawyer, certified instructor.  Tai Chi is a graceful, gentle form of exercise that’s no used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions.  This class is for beginners.  You can participate through sitting or standing.

11AM – 12:15PM              Spirituality Group:  Janet James, facilitator.  We will slowly read, discuss, and contemplate the various insights into spirituality as a group experience.   Our reading is from The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind-A New Perspective on Christ and his Message by Cynthia Bourgeault.

12:15-12:45PM                  Vinnie’s Café: Lavinia Johnson, chef.  A community lunch. You are welcome to come by and have lunch with us. Donations are accepted.

12:45-1:30PM                    Class of Interest:  Nancy Cauble will lead a group discussion about communicating across generations.  Don’t Bite Your Tongue is an opportunity to think and attempt connecting in different ways.

6-7PM, 2nd Wednesdays        Theology on Tap: Kevin Riley and Ray Carver, facilitators.  Join us for discussions about faith and current events.  New participants will want to join the email list so you can get the very short essay or article that we’re discussing for the gathering.  Email Kevin to be added to the email group to receive the article.