FALL 2021
ADULT MINISTRY CLASSES

SUNDAYS—10 AM

Bread & Wine
Katherine Gould

MEETING SPACE: Kitchen

DATES: Sep 19-Oct 24

A class for women based on the book Bread & Wine by

Shauna Niequist

 

We will gather each week to make a favorite recipe from one of our own that we can take home to share with our family and friends.  We will use the book to guide our discussion while we cook, but you don’t have to read to participate.  Please do signup so we know how much to purchase and a $10 contribution each week is recommended.

 

Please contact Katherine Gould with any questions or thoughts!  

 

Bread & Wine is a collection of essays about family relationships, friendships, and the meals that bring us together. This mix of Anne Lamott and Barefoot Contessa is a funny, honest, and vulnerable spiritual memoir. Bread & Wine is a celebration of food shared, reminding readers of the joy found in a life around the table. It’s about the ways God teaches and nourishes people as they nourish the people around them. It’s about hunger, both physical and otherwise, and the connections between the two.

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Journeys of Faith
Lewis Fitts

MEETING SPACE: Conference Room

DATES: Sep 19-Oct 24

 

This men’s discussion group will begin with a local speaker on the

topic of Islam--from growing up in Syria and the differing religious

sects of that country, to a proper greeting in Arabic. The following weeks will include Christ Church speakers on personal faith topics such as listening for the Holy Spirit and the sacrament of baptism.

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Living the Good News
Various Teachers

MEETING SPACE: Room 222 or Click here for Zoom

DATES: Sep 19-Oct 24

A lectionary discussion class taught by parishioners, this class offers

an in-depth look at the weekly readings with special focus on the

gospel.  Rich discussions abound as we discuss the perspective from various commentators and theologians, as well as the personal meaning to those in our community.

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Frederick Buechner
Fr. Paul Elliott

MEETING SPACE: Randall Hall

DATES: Nov 7, 14, 21 & Dec 5, 12

This class will explore the life and writings of

Frederick Buechner (pronounced BEEK-ner), an American writer

and theologian whose work encompasses many genres, including fiction, autobiography, essays, sermons, and other nonfiction. Buechner’s writing has often been praised for its ability to inspire readers to see the grace in their daily lives.

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SUNDAYS—6 PM

Love Thy Neighbor
Various Teachers

MEETING SPACE: Randall Hall

DATES: Sep 26-Oct 24

This class will begin with a group tour of the Tuscaloosa Civil Rights History Trail, to be followed by a facilitated discussion of the tour, local speakers and a wrap-up outreach project. Oct. 10 meeting will be held at First African Baptist Church Tuscaloosa.

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TUESDAYS—6 PM

Taizé
Steven Taranto

MEETING SPACE: Nave

DATES: Sep 21 • Oct 19 • Nov 16

A communal prayer service with abundant candlelight, simple song repetitions and periods of silence, Taize' creates a meditative experience. Whether you have practiced Taize' before or are new to this form of worship--all are welcome! Taize' began in post World War II France as an ecumenical movement…For more information, visit https://www.taize.fr/en

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WEDNESDAYS—9 AM

Zoom Book Study
Richard Ahlquist

MEETING SPACE: Zoom (Meeting ID 205 758 4252)

DATES: Sep 15-Oct 6; * reading notes available here

Join Richard Ahlquist in a study of Life in Christ by Julia Gatta.

From Amazon: "Applying her years of experience as pastor and spiritual director combined with her study of the spiritual wisdom of the past, she explores common Christian practices and their underlying theology through an Episcopal lens." The class will discuss a variety of prayer forms including: vocal prayer, meditation and Lectio Divina, examen prayer and devotional approaches, praying with icons and apophatic prayer. Click here for Zoom.

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Prayer Practice
Bunny Cox

MEETING SPACE: Conference Room

DATES: Nov 3-Dec 13

Our lives are filled with busy-ness and distractions, especially as

the holidays approach. As a result, our prayer lives, our relationship

with God, may become dry or non-existent. Join Bunny Cox, Christ Church member, spiritual director and retreat leader for an exploration of prayer. Classes will include prayer experiences, music, quiet time for reflection and optional sharing.

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