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Summer Sunday School

The Christian life is one lived not just in our minds, but in our actions. Following Christ means moving beyond belief to practice, and through the practices of Christian faith, one creates a way of life within the Way of Life.

Dorothy Bass calls Christian practices "shared patterns of activity in and through which life together takes shape over time in response to and in the light of God as known in Jesus Christ. Woven together, they form a way of life." In her book, Practicing Our Faith: A Way of Life for a Searching People, she and a variety of compelling, creative writers map out a list of twelve core Christian practices that have anchored the faith over centuries: honoring the body, hospitality, household economics, saying yes and saying no, keeping sabbath, testimony, discernment, shaping communities, forgiveness, healing, dying well, and singing our faith. In Sunday School and in worship, we will spend twelve weeks exploring these twelve practices of faith, giving you concrete tools and language around each practice in your own life.
 
Our Sunday School hour during the summer months will give each one of us - members of existing youth and adult Sunday School classes and those of you who have not yet found a class - a chance to gather together for one larger teaching and discussion time during the Sunday School hour. We enjoyed this time together over the summer season last year, and we'll gather again throughout this summer to talk through practices of the Christian faith. Using the book Practicing Our Faith as our guide, we'll spend our time in Sunday School in both large group teaching and small group conversation. Each existing class may choose to join or remain in their regular patterns for the summer. This large group Adult Sunday School will meet in Kelly Auditorium from June 18 through September 3, and the specific schedule of dates and topics will be shared soon!
 
May this season of sharing Christian practices enhance our living of these days!
 
 

 

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