Information on Spring 2018 Classes

General Information

Monday evening School of Wisdom classes will be held from January 15 through April 30 and Wisdom on Wednesday begins on January 17 and ends April 15.  There will be a week-long break mid-term (dates to be announced).  Classes (except for Father Ben's six-week course) are full semester courses although several allow "open enrollement" and interested students may attend as they are able.  

Two of our Monday evening classes, God Only Knows; Finding the Spiritual in Rock and Living Presence willl close to new students after January 29.  

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

If you would like to join us, feel free to email us at to register or drop by the Parish Hall on Monday evening, January 15, between 5:30 and 6 pm to sign-up in person.  If you are interested in Wisdom on Wednesday, either email us or join us for class on January17 starting at 1:30 in the Parish Hall library.  New this spring?  The annual registration fee of $10 can be paid the first day of class and covers both Monday and Wednesday classes.   


Monday Evenings - School of Wisdom 
  Community Dinner at 6:00 pm, Classes from 6:45 to 8:30 pm

History of Episcopal Social Justice Ministries (A short course, January 15 – February 19) led by The Rev Ben Nelson.  The goal of the course is to reflect on the way the church has wrestled with difficult issues through the lens of a deeply faithful body, and see how that wrestling impacts us and shapes us in our present life together.  Class will remain open to anyone interested during the six-week course.

Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi is a conversation based on Fr Richard Rohr's book by the same name.  The class is facilitated by Dr Jim Kimmel.  The one-semester class may be joined at any time.    

God Only Knows: Finding the Spiritual in Rock is an exploration and interpretation using historical, psychological, cultural and theological contexts for rock songs along with the role of music in youth culture.  This one-semester class is limited to 18 and closes to new students on January 29.  Facilitator: The Rev. Michael Nelson Miller

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.  

Living Presence is a two-semester course and is facilitated by Diana Beardsley.   New students may be accepted for the second semester with permission of the instructor.  Class closes to new students on January 29.    


Wednesday Afternoons - Wisdom on Wednesday
   Class from 1:30 to 3:00 pm

Uppity Women of the Bible is our “Wisdom on Wednesday” offering and begins on January 17.  This one-semester course is a DVD-based series featuring Hebrew Bible professor, Dr. Lisa Wolfe.  The course is co- facilitated by Charles Ellis and Carol Husbands.  The course is open to new students throughout the term.