Online Classes & Resources

 

Children’s Online Sunday School

During this time of shelter in place, we are providing weekly Sunday School lessons online for our families with youngsters. Email Jacob Zvolanek, Director of Family Ministry, to be included in a weekly letter to families with links to pre-recorded video lessons by Faith’s Sunday School teachers.

Also, join us online at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday for a live session with Jacob, Pastor Brett, and Faith’s Sunday School teachers that can include Bible lessons, music, crafts, and other fun activities. Find us on Zoom here. We’ll look for you on Sunday morning!

Current Online Adult Christian Formation Courses & Opportunities

Augustine, a Thoroughly Modern Man

Sunday Evenings on Zoom, June 13, 20, 27, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Facilitated by Barbara Hull.

Click here to join the group on Zoom.

Click here to listen to a recording of the first class session, from June 13, 2021.

Despite his having lived 1600 years ago, Augustine of Hippo is frequently quoted today by pastors, theologians and philosophers; he continues to be the subject of new biographies. Why? Who was this fourth-century man, and why do his words of so long ago continue to be relevant today? Perhaps one reason lies in the fact that if we knew Augustine only by his “resume,” he would seem to be a thoroughly modern man: ambitious, smart, and political; seeker, lover, thief; and, eventually, a Christian who has touched every believer, whether they know it or not. Come, get to know Augustine better, and be inspired by his deep faith.

Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies

Wednesday Evenings on Zoom, May 12 to June 30, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Facilitated by Alice Parente.

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You are invited to walk with contemporary disciples as well as Christian saints and sages of the past for this eight-week exploration of the “seven deadly sins,” or vices, and the ways that sin can entangle us. We will look at each of the vices in turn, together with the spiritual practices that mark our intentional openness to the Holy Spirit’s work of creating the new self, complete with Christlike virtues. Please come with this promise in mind: The old self is old news; the new life of Christ in us is the good news! As we look within, we will always keep our eyes on Him. This study is designed to help us all become more faithful, joyful, and beautiful disciples.

All are welcome to take part in this group! Purchasing the book in advance is recommended but not required. Please purchase the second edition (ISBN-13: 978-1587434402).

Thursdays with Ron and Friends — Ongoing Midweek Gathering

Thursday Afternoons, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Facilitated by Ron Beams.

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For almost ten months, a great group of seniors has been meeting online Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. Just in time for the New Year, this gathering will continue but with a new name, a new focus, and new ideas. The aim is to enjoy a time of lively conversation that steers clear of politics, elections, and pandemics. Instead, we will cover a diverse array of topics that include great stories, famous people’s biographies, and fun and informative videos. Each gathering always includes time to share concerns and to pray with and for one another. All seniors are invited to join us for this refreshing midweek break and the fellowship, conversation, and friendship that it offers.

Recordings of Previous Classes

Introduction to Revelation

For the recording of the Sunday, January 31 class, click here.

Ripe Tomatoes Workshops

For the recording of the January 10th workshop, click here.

For the recording of the January 17th workshop, click here.

For the recording of the January 24th workshop, click here.

The Incarnation: Learning from God What It Means to Be Human

If you missed the December 2020 series on the Incarnation with Rev. Dr. Geordie Ziegler, recordings of the sessions are available here:

Click here for the recording of the December 6th class: “Jesus Is God”

Click here for the recording of the December 13th class: “God Is Jesus”

Click here for the recording of the December 20th class: “Learning from Jesus What It Means to Be Human”

COVID Advisory Team Forum

If you missed the May 24, 2021, forum hosted by Faith’s COVID Advisory Team, a recording is now available. Click here to listen to the recording of the forum.

If you missed the January 3 forum hosted by Faith’s COVID Advisory Team, a recording is now available. Click here to listen to the recording of the forum.

For some further background information about the vaccines understood through a Christian lens, you may wish to read this excellent article from The Gospel Coalition.  Click here to access it. 

Shelter in Place Rule of Life

Click here for suggested practices to help establish a rhythm of life with God during this season of shelter in place.