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Sunday morningS and beyond

Prior to worship on Sunday mornings, children and adults both find places of learning and community. Also known as Sunday School to some, ConneXion focuses on the deeper aspects of faith, apart from worship. During the rest of the week, more opportunities are quarterly available for learning and discipleship.


Previous courses:

  Manna and Mercy  is a hand-printed and illustrated paraphrase of the bible, from Genesis to Revelation, written with imagination, clarity, humor, and cartoons. Built around the twin themes of food sharing and forgiveness, it helps us to look at scripture with new eyes and rediscover how it can become a means of life and grace rather than destruction and death.   The cost is $30 per person for materials. Can be paid   online   or at church.    Perfect for:  Adults looking for a deeper and original study that will change the ways they see scripture and the world.    When:  Tuesday Nights, 7-8:30pm beginning Sept. 19 through October 24. Registration ends Sept. 12.

Manna and Mercy is a hand-printed and illustrated paraphrase of the bible, from Genesis to Revelation, written with imagination, clarity, humor, and cartoons. Built around the twin themes of food sharing and forgiveness, it helps us to look at scripture with new eyes and rediscover how it can become a means of life and grace rather than destruction and death. 

The cost is $30 per person for materials. Can be paid online or at church. 

Perfect for: Adults looking for a deeper and original study that will change the ways they see scripture and the world. 

When: Tuesday Nights, 7-8:30pm beginning Sept. 19 through October 24. Registration ends Sept. 12.

 Looking at the big concepts and taught by seven of the leading voices of Christianity today,  Animate: Faith  is a modern way of learning new views of traditions in the Church. We’ll be sharing this learning time with youth group and breaking out into small groups for interactive perspectives on faith.    Perfect for:  Families with teens and Sunday night people looking to learn with all generations and share together in sacred space.    When : Sept. 24, Oct. 8, & Nov. 5/19.

Looking at the big concepts and taught by seven of the leading voices of Christianity today, Animate: Faith is a modern way of learning new views of traditions in the Church. We’ll be sharing this learning time with youth group and breaking out into small groups for interactive perspectives on faith. 

Perfect for: Families with teens and Sunday night people looking to learn with all generations and share together in sacred space. 

When: Sept. 24, Oct. 8, & Nov. 5/19.

 Breaking the hustle and bustle of a the holiday season,  Family Advent Readiness  helps our church rightly prepare for the coming Jesus in a fun, active, and hands-on way!    Perfect for:  Families with children and caring adults, looking to teach our youngest ones and learnabout Advent themselves.    When : Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9am-12:30pm. Registration ends Nov. 25.    

Breaking the hustle and bustle of a the holiday season, Family Advent Readiness helps our church rightly prepare for the coming Jesus in a fun, active, and hands-on way! 

Perfect for: Families with children and caring adults, looking to teach our youngest ones and learnabout Advent themselves. 

When: Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9am-12:30pm. Registration ends Nov. 25. 

 

 “Getting Involved with God” leads it’s readers to new and practical understandings of the Old Testament. Full of modern wisdom and easy-reading scholarship, Ellen Davis has written a brilliant text on psalms, patriarchs, and wisdom.  Meeting for five weeks as a “Pastor’s Pick”, this course starts June 25 at 9:30am and continues on as an Adult Connexion class to finish the book. For more info, contact   Pastor Laura .  

“Getting Involved with God” leads it’s readers to new and practical understandings of the Old Testament. Full of modern wisdom and easy-reading scholarship, Ellen Davis has written a brilliant text on psalms, patriarchs, and wisdom.  Meeting for five weeks as a “Pastor’s Pick”, this course starts June 25 at 9:30am and continues on as an Adult Connexion class to finish the book. For more info, contact Pastor Laura. 

 You probably knew that the Dead Sea is the lowest point in the planet. But did you know that the Sea of Galilee was also the lowest freshwater lake on Earth as well? What about Israel is about the same size as New Jersey? Or that Jerusalem has been captured and recaptured 44 different times? In preparing for our January 2018 pilgrimage, join the Saints' for a three times this July with a visual tour through important historical and modern sites of Israel-Palestine.

You probably knew that the Dead Sea is the lowest point in the planet. But did you know that the Sea of Galilee was also the lowest freshwater lake on Earth as well? What about Israel is about the same size as New Jersey? Or that Jerusalem has been captured and recaptured 44 different times? In preparing for our January 2018 pilgrimage, join the Saints' for a three times this July with a visual tour through important historical and modern sites of Israel-Palestine.

  Confirmation   For students in 7-9th grades, Confirmation will be a one-month ConneXion course that introduces the basics of Methodism at a practical and functional level with a big celebration at the end. We'll begin Confirmation by going to a  retreat at Camp Chestnut Ridge  (February 8–10, 2019) as well as meeting several Sundays after that. For more information,   contact Reed.

Confirmation

For students in 7-9th grades, Confirmation will be a one-month ConneXion course that introduces the basics of Methodism at a practical and functional level with a big celebration at the end. We'll begin Confirmation by going to a retreat at Camp Chestnut Ridge (February 8–10, 2019) as well as meeting several Sundays after that. For more information, contact Reed.

  Grief REcovery   During the Lenten season, All Saints' will be partnering with   Grief Recovery Method   specialists to lead an 8-week support group for participants to work through losses such as death, divorce, and other grieving circumstances. The cost of the course is $100 per person and is limited to 16 participants. An interest meeting will be on March 5 at 12pm and the course begins on March 16.

Grief REcovery

During the Lenten season, All Saints' will be partnering with Grief Recovery Method specialists to lead an 8-week support group for participants to work through losses such as death, divorce, and other grieving circumstances. The cost of the course is $100 per person and is limited to 16 participants. An interest meeting will be on March 5 at 12pm and the course begins on March 16.

  Exploring Leadership   What does it take to lead? Focusing on skills and experiences of congregational leadership,  Exploring Leadership  is an immersive course that includes   readings  , retreats, and coffee time with Pastor Laura, led by our Lay Leader, Joel Pawlak. Begins February 8.  For more info,   contact Joel  . 

Exploring Leadership

What does it take to lead? Focusing on skills and experiences of congregational leadership, Exploring Leadership is an immersive course that includes readings, retreats, and coffee time with Pastor Laura, led by our Lay Leader, Joel Pawlak. Begins February 8.  For more info, contact Joel

  Family Worship Readiness   Interested in teaching your child (ages 4-7) about worship? Wanting to learn yourself too? Family Worship Readiness is a 5 week class that meets before church (9-10am) in the All Saints' Sanctuary to understand the meaning, traditions, and perspectives of worship for young ones. For more info,   contact Molly . 

Family Worship Readiness

Interested in teaching your child (ages 4-7) about worship? Wanting to learn yourself too? Family Worship Readiness is a 5 week class that meets before church (9-10am) in the All Saints' Sanctuary to understand the meaning, traditions, and perspectives of worship for young ones. For more info, contact Molly

  THE BELOVED COMMUNITY: RACISM AND CHRISTIAN RESPONSIBILITY    Led by Rev. Ryan Parker and Lora Carmicle,  Racism and Christian Responsibility  is a four month class that introduces the history and background for the intersection of Church and race relations within the south. The class will be offered on Wednesday nights (once a month), beginning Jan 18. For more questions,   contact Ryan . 

THE BELOVED COMMUNITY: RACISM AND CHRISTIAN RESPONSIBILITY

Led by Rev. Ryan Parker and Lora Carmicle, Racism and Christian Responsibility is a four month class that introduces the history and background for the intersection of Church and race relations within the south. The class will be offered on Wednesday nights (once a month), beginning Jan 18. For more questions, contact Ryan

  TEEN SPIRITUALITY: FAITH & GEN Z    Discover together, how today's teenagers see religion and faith.  Full of technology and the weight of the world's problems on their shoulders, today's Generation Z will treat spirituality in a way the world has never seen before. We'll be looking at research articles, discussion, and reading "  Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian World  ." Begins on Jan 22  (2/19, 3/19, & 4/9) at 12:30-2pm. For more info,   contact Cody  . 

TEEN SPIRITUALITY: FAITH & GEN Z

Discover together, how today's teenagers see religion and faith. Full of technology and the weight of the world's problems on their shoulders, today's Generation Z will treat spirituality in a way the world has never seen before. We'll be looking at research articles, discussion, and reading "Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian World." Begins on Jan 22  (2/19, 3/19, & 4/9) at 12:30-2pm. For more info, contact Cody