Academy for Life & Faith

2018 Series of classes sure to stimulate thought, discussion and action.

The Adult Education Committee is pleased to present this month's selection of the Saint Andrew Adult Education Series. The series brings classes ranging from environmental topics, to social issues, to scriptural and theological studies. Each series is led by speakers who are experts in their field and have a passion to share with us as we continue the challenge to 'seek God, create community, and practice justice.'

We would like to extend a big thank you to the members of the 2018 Adult Education Committee:
Marcia Manter, Vivian Gibbens, Mark Dugan, Julie Broski, & Denise Dugan.

August 5
War and Christian Ethics

Rev. Mark Harmonwith Rev. Mark Harmon
9:30 am, Friends Hall

War has been a part of human history and continues to be a part of our reality today. According to Joseph Fahey, there are seven perspectives we can approach any moral issue from and each of them influences the way we perceive the rightness or wrongness of war. These seven factors are culture, duty, egoism, gender, religion, science and utilitarianism. These perspectives tend to move us toward one of four models of war that have developed during the course of Christian history. These four models, in chronological order, are pacifism or nonviolence, just or limited war, total or holy war and world community or global citizenship.

During the Adult Education hour on August 5th we’ll be looking at these four models of war and considering how they not only relate to war between nations, but also how they relate to living in a diverse world.


August 12 & 19
Understanding your Teenager

Lesa Chandlerwith Lesa Chandler, Director of Collaborative Learning, Cornerstones of Care
9:30 am, Friends Hall

Join Lesa to learn about teenage brain development and what that means for the teens in your life! Lesa will utilize portions of “Inside the Teenage Brain,” a Frontline report produced by PBS. This report chronicles scientific explanations for why adolescents behave the way they do! Coupled with Lesa’s extensive training in trauma-informed care, you’ll gain new insights and a deeper understanding of teenage behavior and thought processes.

In addition to her full-time position at Cornerstones of Care, Lesa is also one of our dedicated youth sponsors! Lesa and her husband Jeff have been members of Saint Andrew for 12 years.


August 26
Report on Youth Mission Trip

SAY 2018with members of SAY (grades 9th-12th)
9:30am, Friends Hall

Join us for a presentation given by youth and adults who attended our Mission trip to the Tennyson Center in Denver. From intense student interaction, to death defying 40 mile hikes (actually, it was an easy and beautiful 1.4 mile hike...) we have lots of awesome experiences to share. Pictures and answers to all of your questions also included.