Christian and Adult Education

 

Celebrate Family

May

Sunday, May 7 – at 9 and 10:00 a.m. in the Common Room: The Rev. Harry Allagree will present an adult class on Julian of Norwich. Rev. Allagree is an associate member of the Order of Julian of Norwich. The Order has affiliates around the world, but the Julian House Monastery is located in White Lake, Wisconsin. www.orderofjulian.org 

The sixteen visions Julian had,  as well as her writings, give stunning witness to God's love for us in Jesus Christ. She was an English mystic, monastic, and anchoress, a spiritual adviser and theologian who was voluntarily sealed in a room attached to a church.  She had contact with the many people who consulted with her by way of a window in her cell, through which they could visit.  She wrote two books about her sixteen visions or "showings", and corresponded with spiritual directees as well as advising others in person.  One of her most famous quotations is "All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well." Born around 1342, dying about 1416, she is credited as being the first female major author in the English language.

Saturday, May 13 – Family Service followed by games and dinner

Sunday, May 14 – Our Common Home: Responsibilities, Care and Stewardship at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Ron Keith will give a presentation on Environmental Concerns in the Common Room

Sunday, May 21 – Rabbi Stephanie Kramer will speak about Judaism at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Services followed by Q and A during Coffee Hour.

Sunday, May 28 – No Adult Education

June

Beginning in June, there will be a 5-part series by the theologian, Marcus Borg, titled “Embracing an Adult Faith or What it Means to be a Christian”. Join us at 9:15 a.m. in the Common room on Sundays; 6/4/17, 6/11/17, 6/18/17, 6/25/17, & 7/9/17.

 

Celebrating Families is the second Saturday evening of every month, starting at 5 p.m. This event combines a family friendly worship and a simple religious lesson and craft activity. The whole thing is followed by a free homemade meal, games and playtime.

In the past year we have made care packages for Sonoma County's less fortunate, created gratitude banners, and translated the 10 commandments into more modern parlance, among other things. Each month there is a different kind of cuisine. Menus have included Brazilian, Chinese, Korean, Italian, and American foods. Grandparents, kids and parents all join the fun for a nice Saturday evening of togetherness.

Celebrating Families will be taking a break this summer; May 13, 2017 will be our last meeting and we'll resume when school begins again!