Community in Faith now called Adult Forum. Our adult education program takes many forms throughout the year. From book studies to video series to workshops and retreats, we offer many different forms. Typically these are offered on different days and times for four to six weeks at a time to meet the varied schedules of the people of our parish and provide many places for someone new to enter into a time of study.
If you are looking for an opportunity to dive into an adult educational offering, call the office at 413-229-8811 to see what our current opportunities might be. All are welcome!
Community in Faith 2021
Tuesday Bible Study – New Series
An Invitation to Small Acts of Courage
The Book of Ruth
November 2, 9, 16 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom
Christ Trinity, St. Paul’s, and Grace
Three congregations coming together for study and support each week under a new name – “Adult Forum" – makes for lively discussion on a variety of topics in 3-6 week sessions. Our November series led by the Rev. Libby Wade will be a study of the Book of Ruth. Our primary source is the scripture, so there’s no need to purchase a study book, but please have a Bible (any translation) handy each week.
Ruth is a short story about scarcity and abundance, chaos and loss, loyalty and love, human action and redeeming grace. Tragedy, romance, even a bit of comedy – it’s all there in four chapters. Ruth, a destitute widowed Moabite refugee in Israel, becomes the great-grandmother of David and thus one of the foremothers of Jesus named in Matthew’s genealogy. How does she make that move? This intriguing and beautifully written book from the Hebrew scriptures makes a rare appearance in our Sunday lectionary readings twice this fall. In our Tuesday evening sessions, perhaps our exploration of Ruth’s small acts of courage in her ancient context will invite us to our own present-day small acts of courage.
Women’s Bible Study
One Friday morning each month, the women of our church meet in a member's home for Bible study. The hosting location and the study leader is shard among the group. If you would like more information on this study, please call the church.