New Adult Education Series (table talk)

Many people have fond memories of spending time around a table, nibbling snacks with friends and family, exchanging ideas and learning how other people we care about think about a topic.  The Ministry in Christian Education (MICE) is inviting you to participate in a conversation group based on this model ( we’re calling it Table Talk) and talking about topics that impact Christian thinking.  Sometimes these topics raise questions that are challenging our faith and often don’t have clear answers.  Hearing from each other on how we answer these questions expands our own understanding, especially when there is not a clear single answer.  We anticipate an informal discussion with a lot of fun and getting to know each other better.  The meetings will be monthly for about an hour and a half.  The topic along with some suggested questions to contemplate and perhaps a brief reading will be sent out ahead of time.  Please come to any or all of the meetings to share your ideas or to just listen and learn from your fellow members of the congregation and have a pleasant evening of snacks with friends.

Our first meeting will be Sunday, May 22, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm at the church.  Our topic will be Jesus’ discussion with a rich young man seeking a place in heaven.  Jesus told him “If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven.  Then come, follow me.” 

 Some questions might include:

Does this apply to all of us?

If it only applies to the rich young man, why are we being told about this conversation?

Is there some way of living the poor follow that we should emulate?

Are we expected to give all we have for the poor or be willing to if need be?

How would we and our family survive?

Is this where faith is needed to take the leap and have faith God will provide?

Lots to talk about.  If you think you might like to attend or learn more about this conversation group or others to follow, contact Bill McMains at mcmains.w@gmail.com and you will be put on the contact list as more information is sent out.