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Short-term Bible study courses and other adult education opportunities are offered by Pastor Andy and/or by Pastoral Associate Rev. Dr. James C. Davis throughout the year.

Please click here for our Calendar of Events to find upcoming Bible or other book studies scheduled, which are often held on Mondays.

An example of a recent book study:

  • Book Discussion of The Cross and the Lynching Tree was held January 16, 23, and 30, 2017, led by Rev. Dr. James C. Davis. In honor of MLK Day in January and in anticipation of Black History Month in February, James Davis led a three-part study of theologian James Cone’s book, The Cross and the Lynching Tree (Orbis Books, 2013).  In this book, Cone considers the two most emotionally charged symbols in African-American Christianity, using history, literature, and the legacy of MLK to understand their interconnections.

In past years, A Reading Circle (ARC), a parishioner-led book discussion group, has explored the work of contemporary authors, such as Marcus Borg, Albert Nolan (Jesus Today: A Spirituality of Radical Freedom), and James Howell (Beatitudes for Today). ARC has also organized special programs, such as discussion seminars where representatives of other religions and Christian perspectives offer insights into their unique histories, beliefs, and practices.

The Church also participates in the Adventures in Reading program sponsored by the Vermont Conference, UCC.