Our Adult Christian Exploration (ACE) Committee is firming up details on the Sunday morning classes listed below. So, please check back regularly as dates and topics are subject to change. All of the classes take place from 10:15-11:30am in our second floor Seim Room. Complimentary childcare is offered in Room 108. The classes stand alone, so please come as your schedule permit. The programs are free of charge and open to all.

January 15    The World Before the Reformation (Scott Paeth, DePaul) This session will examine several of the main issues that drove the early reformers, such as Luther and Calvin, to break with the Roman Catholic Church, such as corruption within the church, papal authority, and salvation by grace through faith.

February 19  The Main Themes of the Reformation (Scott Paeth, DePaul)

March 12   Micah Project Program: UCC History of Mercy of Vulnerable (Rich Kirchherr, FCCWS)

March 19   Micah Project Program: Doing Justice (Eva Campbell Pusateri, FCC member) When people come together to serve their neighbors through community engagement and civic volunteerism, great things happen. We will discuss a variety of ways you can help make a difference, by sharing your skills and expertise with your pubic officials to stepping up to serve yourself.  Some options include writing a letter, volunteering on boards, helping on campaigns, creating an advisory coalition on an issue near and dear to you, and more.  Please bring your success stories to share with others.

April 30   Two Reformers (Scott Paeth, DePaul) This session will look at the lives and legacies of two of the most significant of the early Reformers: Martin Luther and Philip Melanchthon.

September 17   Two More .. The Swiss? (Scott Paeth, DePaul) During this session, participants will examine the lives and legacies of two of the central figures of the Swiss Reformation: John Calvin and Ulrich Zwingli, as well as the continuities and discontinuities between their theologies and that of the Lutherans.

November 5   Luther’s 95 Theses Then and Now with Dr. Scott Paeth, Professor of Religious Studies at DePaul University. We will look, in detail, at Luther’s 95 Theses, their content and their importance within the world of 1517.

Date TBD: Semper Reformanda (always reforming) The Future of the Church (Rich Kirchherr, FCCWS)


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