Adult Education

Adding to Your Understanding

Some say it resembles a graduate school class. Others say it's a great prelude to the worship service. It's Dumbarton's Adult Education program, broadening Dumbartonians' understanding of the church's mission, the Bible and global issues. (It's also easier to find parking by coming earlier.)

  • Time: 9:30 a.m. for coffee and refreshments. 10 a.m. for the program.
  • Date: Every Sunday from September through May (with a few exceptions on Easter and some holidays in the Social Hall at Dumbarton United Methodist Church.
  • Format: A speaker discusses a topic, often with slides or Power Point presentation. A question-and-answer period follows.
Description
Adult Ed -- “Mother’s Day: More than a Hallmark Moment.” -- Michael Manson

.” Michael will explore the history of this holiday, finding its roots in anti-war sentiments and reasons beyond nostalgia to celebrate it. He’ll touch on early twentieth-century reconceptualizations of gender, the history of Christian pacifism, and some early Christian gender bending in Paul and other traditions.

Adult Ed meets in the church Social Hall.  Gather at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and fellowship. The programs begin promptly at 10 (ending about 10:50).  

Adult Ed -- “Four x Four: Life Lessons” -- Roger Gilkeson

 Adult ed coordinator, Roger Gilkeson, leads a discussion of some ideas he has been contemplating during retirement. John Wesley’s Quadrilateral is just one of four sets of principles that he has found useful in his daily living.

Adult Ed meets in the church Social Hall.  Gather at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and fellowship. The programs begin promptly at 10 (ending about 10:50).  

Adult Ed -- “Christianity and the Earth: Dominion vs. Stewardship” -- Elaine Friebele

For the last Adult Ed session before the summer break, Elaine will focus on Christian ecological ethics and values based on attitudes toward our planet.

Adult Ed meets in the church Social Hall.  Gather at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and fellowship. The programs begin promptly at 10 (ending about 10:50).  

No Adult Ed or Sunday School

No Adult Ed class today; No Youth Sunday School; No Intermediate Children's Sunday School; No Godly Play SUnday School, and No Children's Fellowship today.

Adult Ed 10 am -- "Stories of Hope"
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"What's Happening in Afghanistan & Pakistan" -- Pam Constable is the Washington Post's bureau chief in Afghanistan and Pakistan. She will tell us about the current situation in both countries and hope for the future.  Gather in the church Social Hall at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and fellowship. Program begins promptly at 10:

Adult Ed

October 14: The Reverend Neal Christie: “The Social Gospel: It’s Importance for Progressive Methodists Today.”  Neal, assistant general secretary for the UMC’s General Board of Church and Society, will tell us about the idealistic leaders of the 19th century Social Gospel Movement—including their failings—and how their personalities inform our understanding of the church & society then and now.. Adult Ed meets in the church Social Hall.  Gather at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and fellowship. The programs begin promptly at 10 (ending about 10:50). 

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October 21—Giselle Lawn: “Ecumenical Accompaniment in the West Bank.” Giselle is a transgender woman and former board member of the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN).  From January through June this year she served in Palestine for the World Council of Churches in the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program for Palestine & Israel.  She will give an illustrated presentation about her experience in the West Bank, followed by a Q&A. Adult Ed meets in the church Social Hall.  Gather at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and fellowship.

Adult Ed - When Moving to Canada is Not an Option

October 21, 10:00 a.m. —   "When Moving to Canada Is Not an Option: Suggestions for Surviving Difficult Times"  -- We are living in a season of unreasonably high stress from presidential antics to the denomination's "Way Forward", to pending mid-term elections to catastrophic natural disasters, and incident after incident of domestic terrorism. Rev. Mary Kay will offer some suggestions to keep from being overwhelmed by the stress of these days and will lead a discussion of coping strategies that attendees have found helpful.   Adult Ed meets in the church Social Hall.  Gather at 9:30 a.m.

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