Alexandria United Methodist Church
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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Adult Discipleship and Spiritual Formation

  
 
 

The Adult Sunday School class will begin meeting on Sunday, September 10th at 9:15 AM in the Fellowship Hall. 

 

Adult Sunday School:

This fall there will be two adult Sunday school classes taking place simultaneously on Sunday mornings. In offering two different classes, it is the hope of the Adult Discipleship and Spiritual Formation Team that we will reach out to all adults regardless of where we are in our faith journey. The two studies starting this fall are:

 

Embracing An Alternate Orthodoxy: The Legacy of Saint Francis: by Fr. Richard Rohr. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan Priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the “Center for Action and Contemplation.” He is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher; bearing witness to the universal awaking within Christian mysticism and perennial tradition. His teaching is grounded in the Franciscan Alterative Orthodoxy – practices of contemplation and self-emptying, expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the social marginalized. He is the Academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation and the author of numerous books. This is a 5 to 10 week DVD study exploring five topics central to Franciscan Theology and Practice:

1) Atonement Theory;

2) Eco-spirituality;

3) The Christ who existed before Christianity;

4) Orthopraxy vs. Verbal Orthodoxy (living like Jesus); and

5) Mysticism over Moralism.

 

Ask: Faith Questions in a Skeptical Age: by Bishop Scott J. Jones and Reverend Arthur D. Jones. Scott Jones is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. Prior to being elected to the Episcopacy, he served churches in Texas and was the Associate Professor of Evangelism at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University where he taught courses on Evangelism and Wesley studies. He was elected to the Episcopacy in 2004 and assigned to serve as resident Bishop of the Great Plains Episcopal Area. On September 1st of this year, he will be assigned as Bishop of the Texas Annual Conference. His son, Arthur Jones, is the founding pastor of “The Well Plano” a congregation within St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas. This is an 8 week book and DVD study that addresses hard questions that all of us face when considering faith, religion and the church. The questions include:

1) Can only one religion be true;

2) Why is there suffering and evil;

3) How can I believe in science and creation;

4) How can I believe in a God I can’t prove;

5) Can I trust the Old testament;

6) Are marriage, sex and family life religious issues;

7) Was Jesus’ resurrection real; and

8) Why do Christians disagree about so many things.

 

 

SUNDAY MORNINGS

 

Embracing An Alternate Orthodoxy: The Legacy of Saint Francis meeting in Youth Room

 

Ask: Faith Questions in a Skeptical Age meeting in Fellowship Hall 

 

 

 

We are asking for a $10 donation for the book: Ask: Faith Questions in a Skeptical Age.