Adult Education

Adult Education

We believe an active and inquiring mind is an essential part of faith development, and that it is our God-given nature to ask questions and critically examine the world around us in all its mystery and complexity. We seek to encourage study, discussion and exploration as a part of our regular religious practice.

As a community rich in teachers and seekers, we explore various bodies of knowledge, traditions, and subjects with a focus on the teachings of Jesus and how we can live those teachings.

Participation in Adult Ed. is one of the best ways to connect with your church community. We learn together through lively discussion, getting to know one another better and having fun!

Upcoming and Recurring Events

March 5, 12, 19 – Science and Religion Exploring their Interactions – Presented by Dr. Prakash Chenjeri, head of the Philosophy Department at Southern Oregon University (SOU). See: Science and Religion Course Description for details.

April 16, 30, and May 7 – Spirituality in the Second Half of Life Anne Beaufort leads a study group, Spirituality in the Second Half of Life, sharing our own journeys and referencing Richard Rohr’s book, Falling Upward: Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. See: Spirituality: Second Half of Life for details.

Lunch and Learn meets Tuesdays on Zoom. See Lunch & Learn Event for current information.

Deeper Dive Bible Study meets Fridays at 12:00 noon on Zoom. This weekly online bible study gathering explores the context and intent within the biblical texts that go with Sunday’s sermon. Zoom link provided in the eWeekly or from the office.

Evolving Congregations

Working ecumenically with three other local churches, we bring a well-known writer or theologian to Ashland for a weekend of learning every other year. Past guests include: Nadia Bolz-Weber (2019), John Phillip Newell (2017), Diana Butler Bass (2015), and Marcus Borg (2013).