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These courses are created by ChurchNext. The ChurchNext Courses are taught by experts who have written/studied in the course topic. Each course takes about 45 minutes to complete and uses videos, bible studies, discussion.
October 7 - Spirituality & Racial Justice
Learn about the spiritual dimensions and responsibilities inherent in building racial justice. Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, provides a sobering yet hopeful outlook on both the sin of racism and the hope of reconciliation.
October 14 - Civil Conversations in Uncivil Times: Practicing Our Faith in the Public Square
The 2020 election may be the most contentious in modern history. Battle lines have been drawn and many people are convinced their party and their candidate are the only alternative to national chaos. Ray Suarez as an award-winning journalist, college instructor, and outspoken Episcopalian, has written extensively about the political landscape and faith.
October 21 - Government & Civic Engagement in the US: Discipleship in a Democracy
This NEW ELCA Social Message is an official teaching document that addresses how and why Christians are to be active in the public square. It covers the social teaching of the Lutheran heritage and of the ELCA on themes such as the call to citizenship, civic engagement, and the view of government. Please download and read the document before the Zoom class https://www.elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society/Social-Messages/Government Contact the church office for a hard copy.
October 28, November 4, 11, 18 Book Study
God & the Pandemic: A Christian Reflection on the Coronavirus and Its Aftermath by N. T. Wright
Hard copies are available at the church office for $11 each.
Discover a different way of seeing and responding to the Coronavirus pandemic, an approach drawing on Scripture, Christian history, and the way of living, thinking, and praying revealed to us by Jesus. What are we supposed to think about the Coronavirus crisis? What should you think about the Coronavirus? It's China's fault. It's America's fault. It's a conspiracy. The World Health Organization is in on it. We are being punished for harming the environment. God is telling us to repent. God is angry. The end is near. Why is this happening? What can we do? These have been common thoughts and questions during the Coronavirus pandemic, brought upon by fear, panic, and confusion. But what should we really be thinking? Wright uses both the Old and New Testaments to help Christians think through their reactions and responses to the pandemic. Offering spiritual guidance during a time of crisis, Wright helps readers reflect on scripture, prayer, and teachings from Jesus' life in order to think differently about disaster and how to react to it.
Questions? Contact Pastor Molly at [email protected]