Adult Education Opportunities for Sunday, July 31

ISSUES CLASS: Ireland and the Power of Stories

In Northern Ireland, the Corrymeela Community and other reconcilers understand stories as the space where we can speak our questions, express our uncertainty and brokenness, the hurt done to others by us, and the hurt done to us by others. In our life together, often shaped by the ebb and flow of mutual fears and antagonisms, stories can be uncomfortable or discomforting. They can also be restorative and transformative, surprises that open up life to us and others we live in community with. We a need a space for stories, because a space of stories becomes a space of engagement, and engagement and experience precedes understanding. Discover what Pastor Stephen learned in Ireland and how stories may help us live life better together.

BIBLE STUDY: Women of Exodus, Part 4: Miriam
9:30-10:15 AM IN ROOM 1

This week Meara Kwee leads a study of Exodus 2:1-10 and Exodus 15:1-21. Miriam is the first woman in the Old Testament to be identified as a prophet. Beloved by her people, Miriam led them in a song of liberation as they left Egypt and crossed the Reed Sea. How did she act as a prophet to her people? How can we join in the songs of modern day Miriams working for justice in our communities and world?

This is your last chance to drop in the summer Bible study series before leaders take the month of August to regroup and plan for the fall. Contact Meara Kwee or Tom Folts if there’s something you’re interested in studying on Sunday mornings in the coming months.