Christian Formation for Adults
Whether in Sunday school, small groups, or even in individual study, we strive to think critically about our faith—by examining the Scriptures, delving into book studies, and sharing our observations with one another.
Members take an active role in shaping class content and leading groups, participating in challenging discussion, scriptural engagement, and, ultimately, fellowship.
Explorers enjoy discussions on a wide-ranging of topics including current events, political, social, and theological issues. Join us for coffee and fellowship before or after in the Parlor/Lounge. Everyone is invited to participate as we laugh, learn, and grow together.
The group typically meets in the DuVal Room, found on the main level, but will use the larger Memorial Hall, in the lower level, in order to follow social distancing protocols.
See the schedule below. Archive recordings of the presentations and discussions can be found here: archives.
Explorers Forum, Fall, 2021:
The series begins at 9:30 a.m. on September 19 with a discussion of "Silver Linings." During the past 18 months, did you make any surprising discoveries or learn something new? Did you begin any practices, routines, etc., that you want to continue as we (hopefully) emerge from the pandemic? Is there anything you were relieved to leave by the wayside? You are invited to share your ideas and experiences from your journey, so that we may learn from each other as we all adapt to new ways of knowing, doing, and being.
It’s a spiritual practice – going to work every day in the pursuit of justice, with our young people and the institutions that support them. So when I am feeling especially challenged and filled with doubt, I remember why it’s called a practice – and I practice on.
Breakfast & the Bible
Under normal circumstances, the group gathered at Legal Grounds Cafe in Elsmere (1208 Kirkwood Highway) to discuss the scriptures that will be read and preached about the following Sunday. Currently led by Jim Kay and/or Noble Thompson on Zoom, where you can sip your beverage of choice! Come and enjoy warm fellowship, lively discussion, and prayerful insights into the Scripture. Everyone is invited.
Tuesday mornings at 8:00-8:45 am
Walk the Labyrinth
Our mission is to make the labyrinth available to all who are interested in learning from it, to provide a place for reflection and peace, and to nurture a community that will share in the experience. We hope to resume this meditative practice in the future, as the pandemic allows.
To learn more and see the schedule, please visit our labyrinth page.