Education

Adult Education, Spring 2018

Adult Education, Spring 2018

Adult Education group meets each third Sunday at 10:00 am, concurrent with children’s Sunday School. We’re listening to and discussing a Rob Bell podcast series on Wisdom. This month, February 18, we’re on part 3. We meet at 10:00 am…

Adult Education: Saving Jesus from the Church

Adult Education: Saving Jesus from the Church

All are welcome to join St. James for our 2015-16 Adult Education sessions (we meet each third Sunday, September through June at 10:00am, concurrently with the children’s Sunday School). Our study this year is based on the book Saving Jesus…

Resisting “Satanic Forces” Today

Resisting “Satanic Forces” Today

What does it mean to build a movement dedicated to resisting and challenging the Satanic forces of our own times?

Postponed from last week due to some extreme weather, we will be joined by two social activist friends of St. James, KD Kidder and Lee Stewart. KD will share with us a slide show and stories from her participation in the Great Peace March for Nuclear Disarmament from Los Angeles to Washington DC in 1986, representing Loudoun Citizens for Nuclear Disarmament, and Lee will share with us his experience participating in the Great March for Climate Action just last year.

Evolution Sunday: a Restoration of Creative Collaboration

Evolution Sunday: a Restoration of Creative Collaboration

Join us for a conversation about the beliefs of Teilhard de Chardin led by Bishop Jim Burch of The Dioceses of One Spirit: Sunday, February 15 at 11:00 am.

Evolution Weekend is an annual event created by The Clergy Letter Project as “an opportunity for serious discussion and reflection on the relationship between religion and science.” An ongoing goal of the project has been to elevate the quality of discussion on this critical topic, and to show that religion and science are not adversaries. Instead, they look at the natural world from quite different perspectives and ask – and answer – different questions.

We Need to Talk

We Need to Talk

*Next session Sunday, June 21 at 10:00 am.*

Adult Education for the 2014-2015 session will focus on the conflict in Israel/Palestine. This topic is expected to be emotional and to elicit a variety of responses. Our study will be a safe space. Our focus will be on open-hearted listening to one another, and understanding what causes us to view the framing of a controversial issue as biased or balanced. These are concerns that transcend events in Israel/Palestine.

Pay2Play: Democracy’s High Stakes

Pay2Play: Democracy’s High Stakes

Join us for a screening and discussion – Tuesday, February 3 at 7:00pm.

“PAY 2 PLAY lays out a compelling case against corporate personhood and money as free speech…Researched, sourced and interviewed exhaustively.” — LA Times

“Ennis is an optimist at heart, and his belief that one person can make a difference is infectious…The difference with this movie is that it actually means to inspire hope.” — Washington Post