After Worship on Sunday there are opportunities for education, conversation and engagement. We call the hour from noon to 1 pm. “Sunday Nurtures.” On the first Sunday of the month we often have a Community Potluck lunch. There is no program, just a time for food and fellowship. On other Sundays there may be what we call a “sermon talk-back” where the preacher sits down with people to engage in conversation about the sermon and the challenges it presents. Sometimes there are questions asking for more information, sometimes people speak up about how the sermon connected with their life. Sometimes there are efforts to think strategically about how action might flow from the words and challenges embedded in the sermon.
Adult Education Sunday Nurture sessions are created and sponsored by various commissions in the church. They may deal with personal faith and sharing (especially during Advent and Lent), or provide important information about justice issues and policy concerns of interest to the members of the congregation (e.g. gun control, affordable housing, death and dying, climate change, war and peace, interfaith relations). We are nurtured by these things. We say that God is still speaking. In our Sunday Nurture programs we listen to each other, to the wider community and to the Holy Spirit.
The two LISTS below show information about upcoming SUNDAY NURTURES (left) and recent SUNDAY NURTURES (right)