9:00 a.m. in Resource Center (begins Sept. 8)
We will continue our study based on the lectionary. Leaders are volunteers from among attendees. No books, study guides, or prior readings are suggested.
9:00 a.m., church library (begins Sept. 8)
The Adult Ed. class will focus on “Making Moral Decisions.” The class runs from Sept. 8 through Oct. 27. (Classes start at 9:00 a.m. in the library.) This will include rules imposed by local, state, and federal laws, but also our cultural and religious considerations. The final two sessions will deal with capital punishment including historical, religious, and ethical viewpoints. There will be plenty of opinions; expect lively discussion. Please join us for an exciting learning experience.
Starting November 3–In this new study (DVD)—Jesus, Bombs, and Ice Cream: Creating a More Peaceful World—to begin Nov. 3, author and activist Shane Claiborne, alongside Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, guides us on an audacious journey of creating a world filled with peace by ending violence wherever we can. The authors teamed up and rallied a diverse group of artists and storytellers for this multimedia presentation filled with biblical, visual art, original music, and stories of reconciliation and grace. The goal is to gain a greater discernment of ways we can make a difference in creating a more peaceful world with fewer bombs and more ice cream. Session 1: We Have a Dream; Session 2: Our Grief Is Not a Cry for War; 3. Peace Is the Cross We Carry; 4. Under One Blue Sky.
Center for Christian Growth (formerly Resource Center)
Located at North Church and supported by several denominations, the Center for Christian Growth of WNY is freely available to use if you call North Church home (or belong to another church or denomination that supports the Center). Other denominations, churches and individuals may use the Resource Center for an annual fee.