Coffee and Conversation
The Adult Sunday School Class is called Coffee and Conversation because, you guessed it....there's always coffee and conversations. Don't worry, hot tea is also available and we usually have breakfast treats too!
Coffee and Conversation meets every Sunday from mid-September through May at 9:30am. We study a variety of topics (current issues, bible studies, and others) and sometimes use a DVD series or have a speaker.
Past studies have included:
Email Ed Sites to get more information about this class for adults of all ages. To watch some of our recorded classes, please visit our YouTube Channel.
Current happenings in Coffee and Conversation
After a break to discuss Lenten material, we resume our discussion in April on the Torah, This exciting study contains new material for most and is designed to help Christians understand our Jewish sisters and brothers understand The Torah and how it is a foundational scripture for us too.
Previous studies and topics
The Difficult Words of Jesus
Jesus provided his disciples teachings for how to follow Torah, God’s word; he told them parables to help them discern questions of ethics and of human nature; he offered them beatitudes for comfort and encouragement. But sometimes Jesus spoke words that followers then and now have found difficult. He instructs disciples to hate members of their own families (Luke 14:26), to act as if they were slaves (Matthew 20:27), and to sell their belongings and give to the poor (Luke 18:22). He restricts his mission (Matthew 10:6); he speaks of damnation (Matthew 8:12); he calls Jews the devil’s children (John 8:44).
In The Difficult Words of Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine shows how these difficult teachings would have sounded to the people who first heard them, how have they been understood over time, and how we might interpret them in the context of the Gospel of love and reconciliation.
The Heart that Grew Three Sizes
We don’t know why the Grinch hated Christmas. We just know he did. In this new Advent study, Matt Rawle explores the faith themes in the Christmas classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! including, how did the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes come Christmas morning? How did Christmas save the Grinch? Could it be that the very thing we think we hate is the one thing that changes our lives? This Advent and Christmas season, look at a familiar classic through the lens of faith and see how Christ speaks to us through our culture.