Adult Education

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.

April programs will include a news roundup, the Syrian refugee crisis, military perspectives on security, and a campaign for the fair sentencing of youth

April 3—Religion & Ethics News Roundup. These sessions are always lively, infor- mative conversations about important religious and ethical issues of our day. This first Sunday in April will also fea- ture a preview of the sessions to come.

April 10—“Responding to the Refugee Cri- sis.” Join members of Dumbarton’s Refugee Steering Committee to explore our response to this global crisis. Are we ready to sponsor a family? What’s the best way for us to use our individual and group talents to be truly engaged in this humanitarian challenge?

April 17—Guest speaker Gen. (Ret.) James E. Cartwright: “National Security and Values in the 21st Century.” Four-star General Cartwright, who has served as Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has had a long and distinguished career. He is now on the Board of Governors of Wesley Seminary, and has thoughtful things to say about humani- tarian and military issues in our time.

April 24—Guest speakers John Winslow and Heather Renwick: “The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth.” The outreach coordinator and litigation council from this organization will speak about their national campaign to end the practice of sentencing children and youth to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Adult Ed meets in the church Social Hall between 9:30 and 10 a.m. for refreshments and fellowship. The program starts at 10.