Adult Sunday Book Discussion
Adults are provided opportunities to explore their faith from differing perspectives, and to talk about ways in which we live out our faith. There is no agenda in which a particular perspective dominates. Rather, the group’s thinking is stimulated by diverse readings and, very importantly, by listening to each other. Prior reading NOT REQUIRED. We meet in the Fireside Room on Sundays at 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. We welcome visitors! Childcare is provided in the nursery during this time.
Anti-Semitism persists as one of the most common yet least-engaged forms of social discrimination in US Society. Christians often reduce Judaism to its realities as expressed in the Christian bible, but generally do not engage the evolution and contemporary realities of this 3000+ year old faith tradition. This four-week Adult Nurture program, on Sundays at 9:15am starting on 1/27/19, will explore the realities, legacies, and contemporary issues connecting Christian identity and practice with the world of anti-Semitism. Topics will include:
*Realities of anti-Semitism on the US and in Tacoma
*Roots of anti-Semitism in Christian scripture, theology, and worship
*The bridge between Christian anti-Semitism and 20th/21st century hate groups
*Navigating Israel and Palestine (and other difficult topics) for those who are neither Israeli nor Palestinian
*Engaging the subtle anti-Semitism of progressive Christianity
*Understanding the basics of Judaisms
All are welcome to attend one or all of these sessions, as each will both stand alone but reference and build on content from other sessions. Limited readings will be assigned in advance and available the week before at the back of the Sanctuary, or can be provided by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday Nights at Immanuel - TN@IPC
On Tuesday nights there are opportunities through out the month to explore one’s faith and what it means to live a faith-filled life. A range of thoughtful and provocative videos, “in house” discussion leaders, presentations by people from the greater Tacoma community, and even occasionally from the national religious scene, make Tuesday discussions lively and well-attended sessions. It is not unusual for us to meet at the Grand Cinema to enjoy a film with discussion and libations afterward. No preparation is required; visitors are free to drop in as their schedules permit. If we are at the church, we meet in the Fireside Room, 7- 8 p.m. We conclude with a few minutes quiet time, followed by fellowship for those whose schedules permit down at a local pub. Check this website calendar for current events scheduling.
Lenten Soup Suppers
Every Wednesday during Lent at 6 p.m., folks from the congregation and community share a simple meal and conversation on topics pertaining to themes especially relevant during the Lenten season. After the table conversations we gather in a circle for prayer, scripture, and quiet worship/communion and conclude by 7 p.m.
For further information on Adult Nurture activities, please call the church office: 253.627.8371.