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.

December 2
An Overview of Advent

Rev. Tom Mingeswith Rev. Tom Minges
9:30 am, Friends Hall

Tom will give some thoughts about where Advent came from and why Christians for centuries have liked it, some suggestions about how to understand the infancy narratives in Matthew and Luke, and conclude with an experience of how Advent can enrich our Christmas.

Ordained in 1967, Tom has worked in pastoral ministry for much of his life, including 6 years as associate pastor at Saint Andrew. He and his wife, Rebecca, are now (mostly) retired.

December 9
Advent iin Narnia

Marcia ManterModerated by Marcia Manter
9:30 am, Friends Hall

Our Advent series over three Sundays will focus on C. S. Lewis story, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe that he wrote for children in his family. The story is an example of a Christian allegory. Many people remember reading the story as children or reading it to their children. On December 9th we will show parts of the animated movie as a way to create a visual image of the characters and have a brief discussion of the Christian experience and values the story demonstrates. 


December 16 & 23
Advent in Narnia

Advent in Narniawith Saint Andrew Youth
9:30 am, Friends Hall

We will continue our Advent Series using C.S. Lewis story The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.  The program will be led by Saint Andrew's young people using Advent in Narnia: Reflections of the Season by
Rev. Heidi Haverkamp.