Adult Ministry

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At Central, we believe that Christian education is a lifelong journey. In addition to gathering for worship, adults are encouraged to participate in classes on Sunday mornings.

Classes are offered every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. with a variety of topics from Bible study, to current issues, to theological questions. Ongoing adult classes with rotating leadership provide learning and fellowship opportunities. Special studies are also offered throughout the year.


 

Foodie Faith class begins March 1

As we enter the season of Lent, our Sunday fellowship lunches will become more inclusive. By offering whole-food, plant-based menus, Centralites with dietary restrictions will no longer be excluded. In conjunction with the lunches, a class, ‘Foodie Faith: A Lenten Study on How Our Theology Shapes Our Dietary Decisions | A Faith and Family Class’ will take place on Sunday mornings.

The 4-week study will address how we embody our theology and ethics with our dietary decisions. Each week will focus on a separate topic, exploring how our theology and food choices impact:

Week 1 (March 1): Physical and Mental Health

Week 2 (March 8): Care and Concern for Non-Human Animals

Week 3 (March 15): Environmental Ethics

Week 4 (March 22): Food Deserts and Social Justice

The class will meet Sundays from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. in the parlor and is open to everyone.

Teachers: Abby Myers is a Licensed Psychologist and is Board Certified in Lifestyle Medicine; Jake Myers is a Professor at Columbia Theological Seminary. They have been following a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle for 3 1/2 years.

Women’s Retreat

A Women’s Retreat takes place March 6 to 8 at the Calvin Retreat Center. Facilitated by Jill M. Joyner, MDiv, MAPT, the retreat’s theme is, “Honoring The Body.” Joyner has described the event as, “A heart-opening and eye-opening retreat to look at how we honor our bodies.”

“We will explore what God has provided for us with our physical and emotional body, how we have suffered in our bodies, how we have celebrated our bodies and how we can use scripture and our “still, small voice” to write a new script or revise our plan for honoring our bodies,” she said. “You can read more about Joyner at  www.jilljoyner.wordpress.com. You can register for the event here.