Adult Opportunities

Lenten Study Words of Life: Jesus and the Promise of the Ten Commandments Today by Adam Hamilton

Offered in morning and evening sessions via Zoom

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., February 24-March 31

Nearly everyone has heard of the Ten Commandments, the list of thou-shalt-nots found in the Bible. Jesus saw these commandments not as onerous burdens, but as guideposts to help us experience a good and beautiful life.In this book of Scripture and inspiration, Adam Hamilton brings modern eyes to the most important set of ethics in history. He considers the commandments in their historical context, considering the meaning of each commandment in Hebrew, unpacking how Jesus reinterpreted them, and showing how every thou-shalt-not was intended to point to a life-giving "thou shalt." He also explores how the latest research in science and psychology illuminates these commandments, rightly understood, as a way of ordering one's life beautifully in the present day. In a culture marked by workaholism, materialism, and social media-driven envy, God has given us a time-tested path that leads to gratitude, confidence, and peace.

Join us this Lent as we explore the path that leads to life! Contact Dona Todarello at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register for the class link and for a book.

 

 

Thursday Bible Study with Dave Quel at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm, via Zoom

Beginning March 18

Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks by Diana Butler Bass
Just as she did in her award-winning book Grounded, Diana Butler Bass invites readers to understand new dimensions of American spirituality in Grateful.
Although most of us know that gratitude is good — and good for us — there is a gap between our desire to be grateful and our ability to behave gratefully. The implications of the gap are bigger than we realize, affecting both our personal and public lives. In Grateful, Bass weaves together social science research, spiritual wisdom, and contemporary issues as she calls for a richer understanding and practice of gratitude. What emerges are surprising insights about the power of thankful living to change how we treat one another, and how we might transform our world.
 Please contact Dave at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and a Zoom link.

 

 

 

Seekers Adult Class

The Seekers class currently is on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Seekers is reading and discussing The Meaning of Mary Magdalene: Discovering the Woman at thte Heart of Christianity by Cynthia Bourgeault. Dave Morse is the teacher. If you are considering joining the Seekers group and have not attended previously, please contact Leslie Thorsen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information and a Zoom link.

 

 

 Book Study

God and the Gay Christian by Matthew Vines is offered on Zoom at 7 p.m. EST on Sunday evenings. Books are available either via Amazon or Kindle. Interested individuals can email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information and the link.

 

 

Circle of Light Prayer Group

Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. via Zoom

Contact Bill Frase at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  

Please contact us at 412-372-7474 or mumc@monroevilleumc.org