Back to School Means You Too

Fall is a great time to learn something new.  Look at Advent’s Adult Christian Education offerings—there are lots of ways for each one of us to grow in our faith. 

Godly Play for All

Learn and reflect upon our sacred stories, respond creatively or discuss the story’s meaning.  Come do some heart work.  Godly Play for All will touch your soul and nurture your spirit. 

 Begins September 15th and meets each Sunday at 9:20-10:05 in the church.


On Being Discussion Group

            Discuss the ideas presented by the audio program On Being which explores the intersection of spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, community, poetry and the arts.  On Being airs on 90.9 FM on Sunday mornings at 7 am and is also available as a podcast.  Jay Hummel will lead Advent’s discussion group.  

September 22nd, October 20th, November 17th, December 15th at 9:20-10:05 in the Fellowship Hall


Book Discussion – The Journey Continues 

            Share your thoughts on Pastor Daniel Nicewonger’s amazing book The Journey Continues.   Even if you didn’t attend Pastor Dan’s August talk about his cancer journey, all are welcome to join this discussion.  You can purchase a copy of the book at

September 29th at 11:15-12:00 in the St. Jude room

Estate Planning Basics

Advent’s own Tip McCabe will share his legal expertise on essential estate planning documents.  Come learn about wills, powers of attorney, living wills and advance healthcare directives.  All are encouraged to attend this follow-up to last spring’s End-of-Life Planning forum. 

October 6th  11:15-12:00 in the Fellowship Hall


Duel or Dance: Science & Theology—The Darwinian Revolution

Learn from our Rector Emeritus Dick Kirk about the introduction of Darwin’s theory on English Society and the reaction to it, the Scopes trial in the 1920’s, and more recent attempt to eliminate evolution from public schools and replace it with creation science or intelligent design.  We’ll look at how the debates were influenced by personalities, class, race, and politics.  These three sessions are taken from a course Dick will be teaching for the seventh time this spring at the Institute of Lifelong Learning at the University of Delaware.

  October 20th, 27th and November 3rd at 11:15-12:00 in the Fellowship Hall

Weekly Bible Study

            Each Wednesday, gather to read and discuss Scripture.  Lead by Rev. Nancy, you’ll gain insight into the scripture, its context, and the applicability to your life.   All are welcome and there is no homework.

            September 4th and meeting Wednesday mornings at 10:00 in the St. Ann room



Kim Hoeschel