Class Schedule

 

ADULT EDUCATION

– Foundations Series
– Contemporary Forum
– Parenting Forum
– Beyond Sunday

Adult Education

FOUNDATIONS SERIES

Fellowship Hall

January 24, 2016
Annual Meeting and Pancake Breakfast
We’ll do some business and provide an update on things around the church. A Pancake Breakfast begins at 9:00 a.m. (supporting our Youth Program) followed by the meeting from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 2016
Walter Brueggemann prep class
We will welcome Dr. Walter Brueggemann as our Montview Lecturer for 2016 on February 26, 27, and 28. In preparation for his visit, we will review one of his most recent books: “Journey to the Common Good” on Sunday mornings starting on January 31 and continuing through February 21. The final session will be an all-church forum on Sunday, February 28.
Dr. Brueggemann is the world’s leading interpreter of the Old Testament, professor emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary, and the author of numerous books. He turns his discerning eye to the most critical yet basic needs of a world adapting to a new era, an era defined in large part by America’s efforts to rebuild from an age of terror even as it navigates its way through an economic collapse. Yet in spite of these great challenges, he calls us to journey together to the common good through neighborliness, covenanting, and reconstruction. He masterfully brings together contemporary cultural analysis with challenging Biblical insights and offers a hopeful roadmap for our shared human journey. He offers thought-provoking comparisons between the temple of Jerusalem’s destruction in 587 BCE and the terrorist attacks of 9/11, suggesting a “double-read” in which Biblical and contemporary narratives of loss, grief, and hope can inform each other.
Facilitator: Russ Wehner and Rev. Clover Reuter Beal

February 26, 27, 28, 2016
Lectureship presents…
A Weekend with Walter Brueggemann
Join preeminent Old Testament scholar, Walter Brueggemann, as he joins us for the weekend to explore his book, Journey to the Common Good. We will read this book as a congregation beginning later this fall. There will be an evening lecture on February 26 and a morning lecture on February 27. He will preach at Montview at the 8:15 and 10:30 am service on February 28 and speak at the Churchwide Forum.
Facilitator: Walter Brueggeman

March 6, 13, April 3, 10, 2016
The Rise and Fall of the Bible
Facilitator: Tim Beal

March 20, 2016
Palm Sunday Breakfast presented by Montview Community Organizing Ministry

April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2016
Heart of Christianity
Join Pastor Ian in a lively discussion about the heart of Christianity. Using Marcus Borg’s classic book of this title, this is a great class for those who are new to Montview, new to the faith, or just want a refresher on what this crazy journey with Jesus is all about. This is the second part of a two-part class that began in the fall. Books will be on sale on Sundays this fall.

Facilitator: Rev. Ian Gregory Cummins

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Adult Education

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES FORUM

Contemporary Issues Forum is an adult education class offered on Sundays at 9:15 am with topics that change weekly.
McCollum Room

 

 

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Adult Education
PARENTING FORUM

Parenting Forum a track of adult education at Montview specifically for parents of children and teens.
Green Room

 

January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 2016: Hopes and Fears Discussion
Join us for a discussion of the book “Hopes and Fears: Everyday Theology for New Parents and other Tired, Anxious People” by Bromleigh Mcleneghan and Lee Hull Moses. We will read excerpts from the book in class so you don’t have to read before you come in order to participate.

March 6, 2016: Theological Themes in Children’s Liturature
Facilitator: Melissa Depper has been a children’s librarian for almost 20 years and is Storytime Supervisor at the Arapahoe Library District, where she trains and mentors the staff who present almost 60 story times weekly. In 2012 she co-founded the Bell Picture Book Awards for Early Literacy, an annual recognition of books for young children and their families that support pre-reading skills. Melissa grew up in the Presbyterian Church and currently attends First Plymouth Congregational UCC in Englewood.

March 13, 2016: Concussions or Sport Injury
Dr Joe Grubenhoff will talk to us about concussions in the pediatric and adolescent population.
Facilitator: Dr. Joe Grubenhoff is a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He has done extensive research on the topic of head injury and concussions.

April 3, 10, 17, 2016: Mindful Parenting: Confidence, Compassion & Connection
Through an exploration of neuroscience, practical techniques and personal stories Dr. Andra Brill will share how mindfulness practices help us understand and connect with ourselves and our children. An open discussion will include how to parent without rewards and punishments and how to foster unconditional love with families. The class also offers and introduction to mindfulness practices.
Facilitator: Andra Brill, Ph.D. is a writer, speaker and innovator in the growing field of mindful parenting. She is the founder of Happy Mindful Families where she offers practical tools for raising resilient, well balanced children. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Positive Parenting Connection and the Poet’s Guide to Motherhood.

April 24, May 1, 2016
Heart of Christianity
Join Pastor Ian in a lively discussion about the heart of Christianity. Using Marcus Borg’s classic book of this title, this is a great class for those who are new to Montview, new to the faith, or just want a refresher on what this crazy journey with Jesus is all about. This is the second part of a two-part class that began in the fall. Books will be on sale on Sundays this fall.

May 8, 2016: Children’s Service in Sunday School

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BEYOND SUNDAY

Women’s Wednesday Evening Book Study
Interested in thought-provoking discussions on books that will challenge you and help you develop your faith? This book group will allow you to do just that while getting to know a great group of women at Montview. Contact Linda Rumbarger at lrumbarg@hotmail.com or 303.525.2917 for more information and schedule.

The Spirit of Spontaneity
ONE DAY ONLY! – Saturday, October 24, 10am – 3pm in the McCullum Room
Writer and performer Linda (Klein) Orosz, from Girls Only – The Secret Comedy of Women and humorist Matthew Taylor author of Goat Lips – Tales of Lapsed Englishman lead an exploration of your spirit through an active, on-your-feet workshop inspired by the basic tenants of improvisation and spontaneous storytelling.
In a fun, relaxed atmosphere, you will gently develop a sensitivity to your inner-insight that, in an instant, can tell you exactly what to say, where to go and most importantly how you can help those around you.
Attendance for the entire session is required. There will be a sack lunch break. If you have questions or are a little freaked-out by the word “improv” contact Linda. She’ll happily talk you in to attending. 303-355-0653 or Linda@ACEcomedy.

Facilitator: Montview member Linda Orosz (some know her as Linda Klein) has been a treasured member of the Denver improv community since 1993 and has developed rich expertise in the areas of performance, writing, creative thinking, logistics, administration, marketing and public relations through the success of her comedic variety show, Girls Only which has graced stages across North America and played to over 110,000 women.
Matthew Taylor, Linda’s long-time creative partner was transplanted to Colorado from the small sailing village of Itchenor, England. He has been a professional actor, award-winning author, storyteller, and humorist for the last 25 years, working throughout the U.S. and internationally.

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