Friday Morning Adult RE

Owning our Religious Past is a workshop that we completed during the spring of 2018.  The workshop provided some simple tools through which people may reexamine and retrieve positive aspects of past religious connections. It addressed the affective elements of these connections, rather than dogma. The workshop was designed to provide both group sharing and private exploration, using journal writing exercises.

Check out this space later in the summer to see Adult Religious Education might offer during the fall of 2018.

 

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 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 dharmasis07@gmail.com