Adult Education First
Adult Education Opportunities during FAITHTIME!
First Book Club — Come and join us for discussion on the content of the book “The Sweetness of Forgetting” and faith response to the author Kristin Harmel on Wednesday, February 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Grace Place. A listing of the 2019-20
book titles and authors can be viewed at the below link.
March’s book title is Mayday by Karen Harrington. This book is also the GMS 2020 “On the Same Page” community-wide read. Wayne Kovok lives in a world of After. After his uncle in the army was killed overseas.
After Wayne and his mother survived a plane crash while coming back from the funeral. After he lost his voice.
Wayne has always used his love of facts to communicate (“Did you know more people die each year from shaking a vending machine than from shark attacks?”). Without his voice, how will he wow the prettiest girl in school? How will he stand up to his drill-sergeant grandfather? And how will he share his hopes with his deadbeat dad? It’s not until Wayne loses his voice completely that he realizes how much he doesn’t say. Hurry and pick up a
copy today (GMS or the Resource Center) and begin reading this powerful coming-of-age story about the importance of finding your voice!
2019-20 SCHEDULE FOR FIRST BOOK CLUB
Adult Small Group - “A Glimpse at the Spirit of Islam”
Before September 11, 2001 most Americans knew little about Islam. In the aftermath, many people were compelled to ask questions about this religion and its followers. On three Wednesday evenings in February (the 5th, 12th and 19th) we will view a video, learn about and discuss Islamic practices, history and core beliefs and note the differences and similarities with Christianity. We will learn the difference between Sunni and Shiite Muslims. And we will, hopefully, move beyond stereotypes and toward loving our Muslin neighbors in a Christ-like way. Join the discussion in Grace Place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, February 5, 12 and 19. All are welcome!