Friday Morning Adult RE

Facing Death with Life – 10:30 a.m. – Olympia Brown Room

October 13, November 17, December 15, January 19

This course developed by Rev. Kate Walker and Lee Ann Wester facilitates a process of personal reflection, learning and spiritual growth focused on the topic of death and dying. Drawing upon a variety of contemporary spiritual and secular resources, it helps participants move from viewing death as an abstract concept to developing a personal recognition of its meaning in their lives. While each class stands independently, please plan to attend all four sessions.

There is a sign-up sheet outside of Rev. Beth’s office door, please add your name if you are interested. (6 person minimum)


Marketplace of the Mind

Marketplace of the Mind is an occasional program with a wide variety of topics, providing a wealth of ideas shared by powerful speakers in a format that allows for discussion and ongoing conversation.

Recently Adult Ed met to discuss race. We used three books as reference materials: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, and Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.  If you have questions call Jim Wise 814-796-3115.

Following are some topics that have been covered in the past.

  • The Afterlife (Or Not)
  • Let’s Talk About Faith
  • Exploration of Morals
  • Universal Healthcare Impact
  • Fracking

Adult RE Books

We have concluded our study of the book Moral Ground.

We are considering meeting to read and discuss The Book of Joy/Lasting Happiness in a Changing World.
This is the book by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu that was introduced in the service “Choosing Joy”.

If anyone has an interest, please email Liz Yount at