Class Schedule

ADULT EDUCATION

– Older Adults Ministry
– Beyond Sunday

9:30 am Sunday Mornings

Sunday, October 9, 9:30 am

Dr. Buie Seawell will be using THIS ARTICLE on Bonhoeffer as the background to his classes October 9, 16, and 23rd.  Milner Ball, the author, was a friend of Buie’s from Seminary days.  Dr. Ball passed away five years ago.  He was, a brilliant lawyer, theologian and professor (at the University of Georgia).  In this brief article Milner Ball has so beautifully captured both the life and teachings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  It will serve us well as the foundations of our conversations in October.
Churchwide Forum
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: An Exceptional Time an Exemplary Life
Ecce Homo! (Behold the Man!)
The life and times of Dietrich Bonhoeffer will serve as the framing context for the three lectures. The fundamental question of this lecture is: What Is the Meaning of Success?
Facilitator: Rev. Buie Seawell – Seawell is a former Presbyterian Minister and Colorado politician, who teaches business ethics and law in the Daniels College of the University of Denver.
In filling out our theme this year, Life Together, we will delve into the life, times and ethics of Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Pre-reading will be available: Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906 – 1945), by Milner Ball, Chapter 13, The Teachings of Modern Christianity: on Law, Politics, & Human Nature, Volume I, Edited by John Witte Jr. & Frank S. Alexander. Copies provided.

Sunday, October 16, 9:30 am

Churchwide Forum
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: An Exceptional Time an Exemplary Life
The Ethics
Along with “Letters and Papers from Prison” Bonhoeffer’s last (and unfinished work) was his Ethics. Bonhoeffer began writing in 1940 and continued work until his arrest in 1943. He saw his Ethics as the magnum opus of his life. As it would turn out, his life was the magnum opus of his Ethics.
Facilitator: Rev. Buie Seawell – Seawell is a former Presbyterian Minister and Colorado politician, who teaches business ethics and law in the Daniels College of the University of Denver.
In filling out our theme this year, Life Together, we will delve into the life, times and ethics of Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Pre-reading will be available: Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906 – 1945), by Milner Ball, Chapter 13, The Teachings of Modern Christianity: on Law, Politics, & Human Nature, Volume I, Edited by John Witte Jr. & Frank S. Alexander. Copies provided.

Sunday, October 23, 9:30 am

Churchwide Forum

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: An Exceptional Time an Exemplary Life
Religionless Christianity
The most controversial aspect of Bonhoeffer’s theology, Christianity without religion, follows on the work of the Twentieth Century’s greatest theologian, Karl Barth (who Bonhoeffer visited with in Switzerland before his arrest). Up until his final hours Bonhoeffer was concerned with this radical reality: “What is bothering me incessantly (he wrote in a letter from his prison cell) is the question what Christianity really is, or who Christ really is for us today . . . (for) We are moving towards a completely religionless time.”
Facilitator: Rev. Buie Seawell – Seawell is a former Presbyterian Minister and Colorado politician, who teaches business ethics and law in the Daniels College of the University of Denver.
In filling out our theme this year, Life Together, we will delve into the life, times and ethics of Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Pre-reading will be available: Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906 – 1945), by Milner Ball, Chapter 13, The Teachings of Modern Christianity: on Law, Politics, & Human Nature, Volume I, Edited by John Witte Jr. & Frank S. Alexander. Copies provided.

Sunday, October 30, 9:30 am

Foundations for Faith
Back to the Bible: Cracking the Binding
God Said to Abraham “Kill Me a Son”: The Binding of Isaac
We continue our exploration of the Hebrew scriptures. In each session we will explore a biblical story or poem (see above) that at first seems familiar but that turns out to be wonderfully strange. No experience necessary. No homework. Just come with an open heart and mind. Reading ahead is welcomed.
Facilitator: Pastor Clover’s husband, Dr.Tim Beal, who is a professor and writer on the Bible, religion, and popular culture (learn more about him at timothybeal.com).Contemporary Issues Forum
Topic and other details coming soon.
McCollum Room

Sunday, November 6, 9:30 am

Foundations for Faith
Back to the Bible: Cracking the Binding
“Let My People Go”: Moses, the Burning Bush, and the God of Liberation
We continue our exploration of the Hebrew scriptures. In each session we will explore a biblical story or poem (see above) that at first seems familiar but that turns out to be wonderfully strange. No experience necessary. No homework. Just come with an open heart and mind. Reading ahead is welcomed.
Facilitator: Pastor Clover’s husband, Dr.Tim Beal, who is a professor and writer on the Bible, religion, and popular culture (learn more about him at timothybeal.com).Contemporary Issues Forum
Topic and other details coming soon.
McCollum Room

Sunday, November 13, 9:30 am

Foundations for Faith
Back to the Bible: Cracking the Binding
Speaking Truth to Power: The Prophetic Imagination
We continue our exploration of the Hebrew scriptures. In each session we will explore a biblical story or poem (see above) that at first seems familiar but that turns out to be wonderfully strange. No experience necessary. No homework. Just come with an open heart and mind. Reading ahead is welcomed.
Facilitator: Pastor Clover’s husband, Dr.Tim Beal, who is a professor and writer on the Bible, religion, and popular culture (learn more about him at timothybeal.com).Contemporary Issues FOrum
Topic and other details coming soon.
McCollum Room

Sunday, November 20, 9:30 am

Foundations for Faith
Back to the Bible: Cracking the Binding
Visions of the End: Apocalyptic in Daniel 7 – 12
We continue our exploration of the Hebrew scriptures. In each session we will explore a biblical story or poem (see above) that at first seems familiar but that turns out to be wonderfully strange. No experience necessary. No homework. Just come with an open heart and mind. Reading ahead is welcomed.
Facilitator: Dr Judson Shaver is Retired Professor of Religion and President Emeritus, Marymount Manhattan College. Jud and his spouse, Paige, joined Montview in February 2016. Contemporary Issues Forum
Topic and other details coming soon.
McCollum Room

Sundays, December 4, 11 & 18, 9:30 am

Foundations for Faith
Preparing a Space for God: Invitation to Quiet Advent Meditation
The season of Advent is a season of preparation, a time of getting ready for what lies ahead. While we may become so consumed with getting ready for the event of Christmas, do we miss the surprising ways God may want to prepare us in this season? If you are seeking some quiet time to prepare your own heart for God, please join us for this time of silent prayer, meditation, music, and opportunity to share our Advent journeys.
Facilitator: Mary Jo Starmer, MA, is a licensed therapist and spiritual director, and has worked as a director of education and spiritual formation for children and adults.

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Adult Education

Older Adult Ministry

 

Tuesdays, Oct 4 – Nov 8, 10:00-11:30 am

Older Adults Ministry: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Weekly book study in six sessions.
Facilitators: Steve Kennedy, Sharon Craft, Scott Showalter, Bob Noblett
Books will be available for purchase in the Commons on September 18 for $15

Sunday, November 6, 12-2 pm

The Conversation Project Workshop
(Light lunch provided)
Helping people talk about and make a plan regarding their wishes for end-of-life care.
Facilitators: Pete Hulac and Sharon Craft
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Adult Education

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.

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