At UCC Burlington, we believe that faith formation is a life-long endeavor. Our relationships with God and our understanding of Christianity never stop evolving and growing. Because of this, it’s a priority for us to have opportunities to gather together outside of Sunday morning to engage the Bible and relevant current topics, in conversation with our faith. Our Pastor, Rev. Angela Wells, leads our Adult Education program, occasionally assisted by a co-leader. The sessions are usually about 6 weeks long. We have one session in the fall, and we offer another series in the spring. Sometimes we’ll read a book together in December, during Advent, in preparation for Christmas. We alternate between studying the Bible and reading current texts, because we believe our faith can be deepened not only through our ancient, sacred texts, but through studying writings by modern-day scholars as well. All are welcome to join us in our conversations!
Here is a sampling of recent books that we’ve read together:
Lent 2017: Gospel of Matthew
Advent 2016: Book of Ecclesiates
Fall 2016: Book of Job
Spring 2016: Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande
Fall 2015: Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Spring 2015: Exploring the Bible: Introducing the New Testament, by Rev. Anne Robertson
Advent 2014: All I Really Want: Readings for a Modern Christmas, by Quinn G. Caldwell
Fall 2014: Exploring the Bible: Introducing the Old Testament, by Rev. Anne Robertson
Spring 2013: The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions, by Marcus Borg and N.T. Wright
If you are interested in participating in future Adult Education opportunities and would like to be notified of upcoming series, please email Rev. Wells at RevWells@UCCBurlington.org. Additionally, if there’s a specific topic that you’d like to explore or if you have a book suggestion, she is always open to input and ideas.