ADULT FORMATION


Virtual & In Person Adult Education and Spiritual Growth

Advent offers a variety of learning opportunities for adults. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, Advent supports you and welcomes your participation in any of our adult education offerings. You are welcome to join our weekly Bible study, our monthly On Being discussion group, or any of our occasional programs.

Please take a moment to fill out the form below to aide the Adult Formation Group as they design programming for the coming months. 
https://forms.gle/FgMDutGdFjigGBJ66

Bible Study
Exploring of our Christian Roots; Growing our Christian Lives
Wednesdays,
10am – 11:30am
via Zoom

We are currently reading the last chapter of “The Heart of Christianity” when we resume. We will also be choosing our next project, so please join us then with any suggestions for other studies.

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/230419739?pwd=ZXNvTFdzZFJWeVBoOUxNdWVnMVhOQT09
Meeting ID: 230 419 739
Password: 875589

NEW!
Introduction to praying with the Icons
Tuesday, October 18
7pm
in the sanctuary

Barbara Thornton will be presenting a program on Introduction to Icons and How to Pray with an Icon.

Come and be present with God. Learn about how an icon is created, the symbolism and other interesting facts.

This event will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the Church of the Advent in the sanctuary.

NEW!
Bhagavad Gita Book Study
Wednesdays beginning September 21st
6:30pm-7:30pm

via Zoom

Please join us for this new spiritual book club. The Bhagavad Gita is the most widely utilized spiritual text in the world. We will read the book together and discuss the story and philosophy. We will follow the edition by Eknath Easwaran (available on Amazon, etc.).

Summary:
The Bhagavad Gita centers around an impending war. The leader of the army is the heroic archer named Arjuna. Arjuna becomes a metaphor for our highest self. Arjuna's chariot driver, Krishna, is said to be a descended form of God. Krishna becomes the metaphor for our higher consciousness. The Gita is a dialogue between Arjuna and Krishna as Arjuna doubts himself on the battlefield, and Krishna gives wise advice to help him get through his struggles. Krishna gives Arjuna the confidence to fight the battle and win the war. (War is used as an allegory for the constant battles of everyday life.) The Bhagavad Gita illustrates timeless wisdom for our own internal war, and the quest for self-realization every human engages in.

Church of Advent is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Bhagavad Gita Book Study

Sep 28, 2022 06:30 PM
Oct 5, 2022 06:30 PM
Nov 9, 2022 06:30 PM
Nov 16, 2022 06:30 PM
Nov 23, 2022 06:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88069647149?pwd=RWlWT1RVTGIyc0E0QTYrcmxKbWRadz09
Meeting ID: 880 6964 7149
Passcode: 173540

NEW!
"Building Hope in Belize"
Sunday, October 23
11:15am

in fellowship hall or via Zoom

Join us in the fellowship hall as Celia and Doug share with us the mission trip they took to Belize.

Topic: Advent Adult Ed presentation "Building Hope in Belize"
Time: Oct 23, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83172174076?pwd=bnVRcXdJUTVyaG1VNGZtS3psWVQwQT09
Meeting ID: 831 7217 4076
Passcode: 274464