February 16, 2019

Adult Education Activities (2017)

Reconciling in Christ

From March through May, Hope invited members and friends to stay after worship, enjoy lunch with Hope's congregation and Humble Walk students, and learn about the Reconciling in Christ process we we re-starting. We conducted these activities as part of the collaborative ministry and wanted to consider what it means to be truly welcoming to all people, especially people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and publicly affirming that all people are welcome here, and welcome to be fully themselves. Further consideration of these topics occured during the fall prior to the congregation's vote in November to become a Reconciling in Christ congregation.

Scripture Mini-Retreats

Hope members and friends gathered on a Saturday morning in February to read through the entire Gospel According to Matthew together. Snack breaks and lunch provided plenty of opportunities for lively discussions of what we had heard.

Additional Discussion/Learning Opportunities

IMG 4069 editedAfter worship one Sunday in January, we gathered to discuss Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., sharing what still resonates today from his message, what memories people have from that era in history, and what hope we have for today. Another week in January, we met after worship for a conversation about the inauguration and our lives as people of faith. In March, a group of Hope members and students from The Humble Walk visited a nearby mosque, the Diyanet Center of America, for an informational tour and question-and-answer session. We held lunchtime Bible studies during the spring and fall. Several activities in the fall were focused on the December/January trip to the Holy Land to be taken by Hope members and students involved with The Humble Walk.

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