September - May 14: 8:00 & 10:30 am
May 21 - Labor Day 3: 9:30 am
4032 Monona Dr., Madison, WI 53704
Office Hours: M-Th 8:30-4; Friday 8:30-Noon
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.
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.
Building Bridges Book Study
6:30 PM at Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church
Christ the Solid Rock and Lake Edge continue joint studies with Mark Allan Powell’s book “Loving Jesus”. The first 25 people to sign up will receive a free copy. Please sign up on the bulletin board. See Linda Netteshiem for your book.
Pastor Stephen continues to seek to share the work and learning from his Doctor of Ministry studies entitled "African-Centered Religious Thought and Ministry", and has the following plans to do so:
African-Centered Religious Thought and Ministry, Module II
Friday, April 28 – Thursday May 4
Friday, April 28 at 7:00 pm; Good Shepherd Hall
We begin with a movie entitled "Sankofa", a 1993 film that depicts a self-absorbed black female actor, shooting a movie near the slave dungeons in Ghana, West Africa. She gets mysteriously transported back in time, gets captured by slave traders, and becomes an enslaved person herself. The movie depicts her experience in chattel slavery, and her efforts at freedom for herself and others. It will give us a stark look at what slavery was like for millions of African-descended people, and the mindset of those who would perpetrate such a trade in human flesh.
Sunday, April 30 at 9:30 am
During Adult Education time, we will process the film, and talk about what we saw and felt, and what we may or may not want to do with those feelings.
Thursday, May 4 at 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm
There will be two opportunities for Bible study and discussion, at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
African-Centered Religious Thought and Ministry, Module III
Sunday May 21–Sunday May 28
Sunday, May 21at 9:30 am
We begin with an invitation to share worship with Christ the Solid Rock cerebrating Pastor Everett Mitchell’s 5th anniversary as pastor. It will be an opportunity to experience and share worship in an African American context. That service will follow our Music Appreciation Sunday celebration in our own Lake Edge sanctuary.
Thursday May 25 at 1:00 & 7:00 pm
We will share Bible study and discussion at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 28 at 9:30 am
We will spend some process time together after our 9:30 am worship. All are welcome to participate in all or parts of these scheduled events. Pastor Stephen would be glad to engage in conversations that would help expand understandings about congregational efforts and goals concerning these presentations and projects.