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Adding to Your Understanding
Some say it resembles a graduate school class. Others say it's a great prelude to the worship service. It's Dumbarton's Adult Education program, broadening Dumbartonians' understanding of the church's mission, the Bible and global issues. (It's also easier to find parking by coming earlier.)
- Time: 9:30 a.m. for coffee and refreshments. 10 a.m. for the program.
- Date: Every Sunday from September through May (with a few exceptions on Easter and some holidays in the Social Hall at Dumbarton United Methodist Church.
- Format: A speaker discusses a topic, often with slides or Power Point presentation. A question-and-answer period follows.
|Adult Ed - Stuart Johnson: “Curiosities about our Christian Faith.”||Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 10:00am - 10:50am||
Dumbarton's 'Answer Man' for questions about the Bible and Christian history has collected a number of interesting anecdotes and little-known facts. He’ll share them with our class—and answer...
|Adult Ed - The Rev. Laura Markle Downton “Prison Reform: Ending Torture Here at Home”||Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 10:00am - 10:50am||
Laura, Director of U.S. Prisons Policy and Program at the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, will lead us in a conversation about root causes of mass incarceration, the human rights...
|Adult Ed - “Religion & Ethics News Roundup”||Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10:00am - 10:50am||
Selected PBS video segments become springboards for lively discussion: current events meet Methodist views of eternal truths and practical wisdom.
Gather in the church Social Hall between...
|Adult Ed - Michael Manson "The Dream of Jubilee"||Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 10:00am - 10:50am||
The idea that our debts, both literal and spiritual, can be forgiven in one vast public act has been a compelling and inspiring vision. Professor Manson will lead us in discussing its historical...
Adult Ed - Stuart Johnson: “Curiosities about our Christian Faith.”
09/07/2014 - 10:00am
Adult Ed - The Rev. Laura Markle Downton “Prison Reform: Ending Torture Here at Home”
09/14/2014 - 10:00am
Adult Ed - “Religion & Ethics News Roundup”
09/21/2014 - 10:00am
Adult Ed - Michael Manson "The Dream of Jubilee"
09/28/2014 - 10:00am
- Meet Yvonne Agduyeng, Youth and Children's Minister | 08/29/2014 - 11:28am
- Benji Gonzalez Receives His Bible | 09/30/2013 - 8:37am
- Here's What's Happening in Children's Education | 09/17/2013 - 5:48pm
- Bring the Children | 09/04/2013 - 4:33pm
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What Participants Say
- "I love the surprises. The half hour before the discussion--with coffee and delicious pastries--sets the stage for programs around eternal dilemmas as well as the week's major events."
- "One week, a member shares his passion for the music of J.S. Bach; the next, we might hear a major national figure talk about peacemaking in areas of religious conflict."
- "Good coffee. Good discussion. Good speakers. Good topics. Easier parking."
- "Sometimes it's about healing, sometimes it's about shaking us up. I like both aspects of a church like Dumbarton"