There are a variety of Adult Education program options at Shalom. Our interests are to foster an environment where people explore how to live their faith in a way that integrates into their world view. Topics often focus on religious history, theological development, and a deeper understanding of the Bible.
Sunday Morning Class
We have an adult education class that meets on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. In September, 2018, the Sunday morning class started a new course, “The World of Byzantium”. The civilization of East Rome, or Byzantium, is seldom studied on its own merits because this seemingly remote world is a curious, even unsettling, mix of the classical and medieval. However, Byzantium was without a doubt the greatest state in Christendom through much of the Middle Ages. Our course is an attempt to help redress the lack of attention given to this subject in our previous studies about Christianity in the middle ages. We anticipate that the course will continue each Sunday morning till March, 2019.
The class is just 55 minutes long, meeting in the church library at 9:00 am, an hour before the Sunday morning worship service. Class format consists of a 30 minute DVD presentation by the teaching professor, leaving the remainder of class time for discussion.
Lectionary Study Groups
There are two groups that meet during the week to discuss the upcoming Sunday lectionary. One group is for men and women and one group is for women.
There are two book groups that meet through the month:
- Read 'n' Feed meets on the second and fourth Fridays of each month for a restaurant lunch and for discussion of a book previously chosen by the group.
- Book Talk meets every third Friday for a brown-bag lunch discussion at the church. For those interested, there is a Spanish conversation class discussion prior to the book talk.