Adult Education for December 2014

Maria LaSala will continue her class on Re-Reading Advent on Sunday, December 7th at 9:30 a.m. We’ll take a look at the birth narratives from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

Coffee and tea will be available.

Please note this will be the final Sunday school class until January when Steve Davis leads us in a three part series on “Childhood Memories: Our Own and the Childhood Stories of Jesus.”

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November 2014 Adult Education

November 2, 9: Steve Latham, Director of the Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, will be continuing his discussion of legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” and of the relationships among states’ rights, religious liberty, and health insurance coverage.

November 16: Participate in a conversation about the 2015 Church Budget. Come and hear about new initiatives in Mission and Christian Education and about the ways your pledge dollars will be used to support the ministry of First Presbyterian Church of New Haven here and around the world.

Later in November: Co-Pastor Maria LaSala will lead a study of the season of Advent, a time of expectation and hope.… Continue

Adult Education October 2014

Sunday Morning Adult Education looks at the Affordable Care Act

Fiona Scott Morton, Professor of Economics at the Yale School of Management will lead three conversations (October 5, 12, and 19) about social justice and the Affordable Care Act (known as Obamacare) during the Sunday morning Adult Education hour in October.

Come and hear Fiona explain how the US healthcare system used to work and the problems presented due to lack of insurance, and how Obamacare is at work improving the lives of all Americans.

And beginning on October 26th, Steve Latham, Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics at Yale will present a three week series helping us to better understand the recent Supreme Court rulings concerning health and religion that will have profound influence on decisions of faith and ethics.… Continue

Why Bother Praying?

Bruce Gordon will lead a three part series on Prayer beginning in September. Bruce, the Titus Street Professor of Theology and Professor of Reformation History at Yale Divinity School and member of our congregation, will talk with us about Prayer: Why Bother Praying.

Session One, September 14: What does Jesus say about prayer and how do we talk about prayer as Christians? Is it embarrassing to pray out loud? Is it easier just to do things or debate issues than to pray?

Session Two, September 21: What is Christian prayer? Does prayer cause things to happen? What are we doing? Do we need to pray individually if we pray in church?… Continue