FUN….Yes, remember the fun? Christian Education is not your grandparents’ classes where everyone was prim and proper and not a smile smiled or a joke shared. These classes can be a wonderful place to chat, laugh, and connect with other friends in faith.
Fellowship….Related to but distinct from above. Fellowship is that deeper, heart-level connection that comes when we are honest with each other, trust each other, and respect the opinions of others (even though different than ours). We support each other in what we are learning and struggling with as believers in this fast-changing and challenging world.
Faith Building….Isolation is the enemy of a growing faith. The comradery and accountability of being in a group helps you to make the leap from where you are to where you want to be on your faith journey.
Be honest now–we have all had questions and doubts about where we as Christians should stand on the “new norms” of this crazy world. The saying “God Is Still Speaking” is not just a motto for the United Church of Christ; it is a truth told to us in Hebrews 4:12: “The word of God, you see, is alive and moving.” God’s word is an action verb–not a sitting still noun!
In Christian Education classes, we come ready to grow in the knowledge of how God’s Word is active in our lives. It is a safe place to come as you are. No matter where you are on your faith journey or what you may be going through, you will find love, acceptance, and encouragement in engaging with God’s Word and God’s people.
Join us for an adult Christian Education Class on Sunday, beginning at 9:30 a.m. either in the church parlor or in Oppermann Hall. Remember there are connections to be made, growth to be had, and wisdom to be shared. All you have to do is show up–God will meet you there!