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All of our Adult Formation offerings provide opportunities for spiritual growth, healing, and transformation. We draw from the riches of the Christian tradition to find resources that will be relevant to everyday life. The following describes the usual times and days when these opportunities happen, but we also provide occasional opportunities on timely topics and current issues.

We invite you to click any of the class headings below to access the full class pages, where you can read notes from the clergy or guest speakers, and watch class episodes at your own pace.

Renewing The Work Of Reconciliation: A Lenten Forum Series

What does reconciliation mean and what does it involve? In this Lenten forum series, we were joined by nationally recognized speakers and authors to discuss their beliefs around the meaning and work of reconciliation

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Traditions Of Prayer: Communicating With God From Jewish And Christian Perspectives

Watch Father Bill, Rabbi Mark Miller, Cantor Rosalie Will, and our Theologian in Residence, The Rev. Dr. Michael Battle as they explored the roots of prayer in both the Jewish and Christian traditions, as well as how prayer has evolved today.

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A Language Of Healing For A Polarized Nation

In this bitterly divided era in American society and politics, may we who seek to be Jesus-followers live out our vocation as reconcilers and peacemakers with love and justice. 

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Advent Saints: Four Spiritual Excellences That Sustain Us

In each of the four weeks of Advent, the clergy along with Dr. Lauren Winner look at different Advent saints and inquire not only into their biographies, but how they embolden our spiritual lives.

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Grace-Filled Political Conversations

This election season, we explored nine practices that, with God’s grace, can transform our political conversations into something that might actually bring us closer together, rather than drive us apart.

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Sharing Stories That Shape Us: Parables & Midrash In Conversation

In our first-ever joint Interfaith Education program with Temple Beth El, we will be joined by Vanderbilt University Professor Amy-Jill Levine, who will unpack six parables that hold particular insight into the ways that Christians and Jews view sacred stories.

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The Fruit Of The Spirit

As we seek to build our spiritual resiliency in challenging times, each week we will be taking a look at the “fruit of the Spirit” as described by the Apostle Paul in Galatians 5:22-23.

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Practicing The 8 Pillars Of Joy

How do we cultivate a life of lasting “Joy” that isn’t dependent on temporary happiness or things going our way?  We are practicing the 8 Pillars of Joy as outlined by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama in their best-selling book, The Book of Joy .

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Practicing Resurrection

Looking at key passages in the gospels and important works of art, these classes will help us see the Resurrection as an every day practice of making room for Christ’s victorious love in our lives.

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God Finds Us

This five-part experience focuses on the spiritual exercise of St. Ignatius – ancient spiritual practices of prayer and reflection – that will enliven your faith and brighten the light of Christ that shines through you.

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