Worship: Sundays 9:00am & 10:30am

Sunday Morning Adult Education
Fall 2018 Session
9:00 a.m and 10:30 a.m.

September 23rd
"Stages of Faith" with Rev. Jim Cook

September 30th
"Ask Big Questions" with Carolyn Anderson & Marian Michael

October 7th
"Gun Violence" with Rev. Nancy Nord Bence

October 14th
"Exploring 21st Century Academy" with Rev. Sarah Bigwood

October 21st
No Adult Ed This Week

October 28th
"Immigration" with Rev. Bill Davnie

Adult Ed Brochure Fall 2018

Adult Education brochures are available in the PDF link above or in the literature racks throughout the church building. If you have questions about any of the speakers or forums listed here, contact Carolyn Anderson, Chair of the Adult Education Committee or Sheila Sheldon, Educational Ministries Director

Adult Education

Sunday Mornings, September - May at 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Lively discussion groups, lectures, and Bible studies for adults are offered Sunday mornings from September through May in Valley's Cornerstone Room. The forums are led by Valley staff, passionate and talented volunteers and special guest speakers. 

Thursday morning Bible Fellowship - September through May, 9:30-11:00 am
Thursday morning Bible fellowship to connect with one another and study the lectionary scripture for the coming Sunday as well as occasional book studies on spiritual issues. Everyone is welcome to join the group—come every week or whenever you can.

Sundays September through May at 9:15 a.m.
Friendship Group is a weekly class for adults with developmental disabilities. An array of teaching styles and techniques is used to teach the stories of the Bible and to develop and enhance “friendships” with others in the class and the church. The curriculum is adapted to the particular needs and skills of the class and includes gross and fine motor activities and crafts, development of cognitive skills, music and other auditory and visual activities. We are committed to helping developmentally disabled adults and their families grow in their faith.  New participants are welcome.

Throughout the year we offer special opportunities to study a topic in great depth. This year we are asking ourselves how our Christian tradition has contributed to racism in America and what we as Christians can do to change it.

During the Lenten season, the six weeks before Easter, we offer opportunities to gather for a potluck meal at 6:00 p.m. followed by a service of reflection on the Lenten theme at 6:45 p.m.