Information on Fall 2017 Classes

General Information

Monday evening School of Wisdom classes began on September 11 and Wisdom on Wednesday began  on September 6.  Over 80 adult seekers are participating on Monday evenings and as many as 30 on Wednesday afternoons. Classes (except for Father Ben's six week course on world religions) continue throughe early December.

Several offerings are "open enrollment" and you are welcome to join us any time during the term. Two of our Monday evening classes, Exploring Remarkable Faith and Life Stories and Theological Reflection, had limited registration due to the small group dynamic integral to the  material and closed on September 11.  Living Presence willl close to new students after September 25. 

More information is below and check the menu bar to the right for detailed information on each offering and the course facilitator(s). 

If you would like to join us, drop by the Parish Hall on Monday evenings beginning at 6 pm for dinner followed by class or join us on Wednesday at 1:30 pm.  You can finalize your regsitration then, just talk to a member of the Adult Spiritual Formation Team.  The annual registration fee of $10 can be paid the first day of class and covers both Monday and Wednesday classes as well as fall/spring offerings.


 Monday Evenings

 Community Dinner at 6:00 pm, Classes from 6:45 to 8:30 pm

World Religions in 6 Weeks  is designed as a short-term introduction to the School of Wisdom format.  Course will be facilited by Father Ben and run from Sept 11 - Oct 16. 


Apocalypse is based on a Great Courses DVD lecture series with Professor Craig R. Koester, Ph.D. of the Union Theological Seminary and Luther Seminary.  The course is facilitated by The Rev. Gary Gooch. This is a two-semester course but the class is easily joined at any time.   

Theological Reflections is a one-semester course and is limited to 12 class members. The course will be facilitated by Marguerite Casparian and Meg Grant. Class is full as of September 11. 


Living Presence is a two-semester course and is facilitated by Diana Beardsley.   Class closes to new students on September 25.


Exploring Remarkable Faith and Life Stories  is a one-semester class and is facilitated by The Rev. Karl Brown.  This course is limited to 18 class members and is closed to new students. 



 Wednesday Afternoons

 Class from 1:30 to 3:00 pm

Saving Jesus is our “Wisdom on Wednesday” offering and begins on September 6.  This one-semester course is a DVD-based series based on the teaching of many modern New Testament scholars, The course is facilitated by Charles Ellis and Carol Husbands.  The course is open to new students throughout the term.