Adult education takes a variety of forms here, and covers a surprisingly wide range of topics at 9:30-10:15 am. There are regular Bible Study series led by the pastors, usually Thursdays, and on Sunday there are forums led by pastors, local leaders, and congregation members. Social justice and advocacy are often components. Attendees have had the opportunity to learn about everything from foreign mission experiences to Habitat for Humanity, prison reform, and transgender experiences.
Join us for Book of Faith Bible Study:
“The Gospel of Luke”
Thursdays Through February, 21, 2019
1:00 to 2:30 pm & 7:00 TO 8:30 pm
Luke brings us the intimate details of Christ’s ministry and word to us for living our life. Join us for the study. Sign up on the bulletin board. Refreshments will be served.
Sundays at 9:30 am
Centering Prayer is a contemporary name for the practice that Jesus refers to as “prayer in secret” in the Sermon on the Mount. It responds to the invitation in Psalm 46:10, which reads “Be still and know that I am God.” It is a practice of simply opening oneself to God, consenting to his presence and the transformation process. With no direct cause and effect, its sole purpose is to deepen one’s relationship with God. What happens is not in our control nor our motive for practicing Centering Prayer. If you have questions, Ron and Judy invite you to come to the class to ask them. Contact Lucy Gibson 608-221-3258. We meet at 9:30 am during the school year and 8:30 am during the summer in the original building, upstairs 6th grade room.
Building Bridges Book Study
6:30 PM at Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church
Christ the Solid Rock and Lake Edge continue joint studies. We’re studying the minor prophets. Excellent focus and discussion.
Sunday Mornnig Adult Education
9:30 am in the Adult Education
February 17: Briarpatch In Madison, over 300 youth are homeless at any one time. Briarpatch is an agency that serves over 3000 of them annually. On January 20th, Tyler Schueffner, program coordinator for Briarpatch's street outreach program, will join us to talk about the transitional living program (Briarpatch TLP) that provides housing for 18-22 year olds experiencing homelessness or housing instability.
February 24: Racial Justice Coalition- The New MOSES/Wisdom Initiative to cut down on “mass supervision,” or putting people on parole and probation unnecessarily using sometimes draconian rules and arbitrary enforcement to disrupt people’s lives, jobs, families, and homes. Columbia University Justice Lab has just released a report titled “Mass Supervision in Wisconsin.” It deals with things like Revocations, Extended Supervision, Monitoring, etc. It shows that Wisconsin is an outlier — we have more people on Supervision for longer times, more revocations, and more expensive, damaging life disruptions than most states. If you would like to see the report before the session, to access it, click here.
March 24: Racial Justice Coalition Invites Muriel Simms, author of the book "Settlin: Stories of Madison's Early African-American Families". Copies of the book will be available at church in February and March, so you may read it before Ms. Simms' talk!