Sunday Morning Faith Formation

At this time, our Lecture Series programs are offered virtually or in small online group gatherings using Zoom meetings. To learn more about Zoom, please click here. Please check our calendar and weekly emails (Tuesday and Friday) for information on how to join us for scheduled programs. Click here to subscribe to our weekly email list.

Please join us Sunday mornings online at 9:45 a.m. for the following Adult Education Lectures; all are welcome. For more information about Faith Formation or for Zoom meeting information, please contact Jeff Shayne.

May Adult Education Lecture Series: Hospitality 

May 10 at 9:45 a.m., Hans Hallundbaek and Katherine Vockins, Hospitality Toward the Incarcerated.
Rev. Hallundbaek is a Presbyterian minister in the Hudson River Presbytery where he has long catalyzed churches to develop their prison ministries. He founded the Interfaith Prison Partnership which links major faiths together for criminal justice reform. Katherine Vockins is the founder and CEO of Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA) which sponsors behind-the-walls drama, art, and music programs for six New York State prisons. May 10 is Mother’s Day and two of the prisons served by RTA are institutions for women.

May 17 at 9:45 a.m. –Stephen H. Phelps, Hospitality Toward the Clergy.
Rev. Phelps has served as interim senior minister of The Riverside Church in New York City from 2011-2014. At other times in his career included being chaplin at Yale University and at a Presbyterian churches in New York City and Dutchess County.  Phelps is an author,  theologian, and a wise critic of the human condition. But what does a congregation owe to its clergy? It’s a provocative issue, particularly as we anticipate a new senior minister at The Brick Church.

May 31 at 9:45 a.m. – Christine D. Pohl, Christian Hospitality: Lost and Recovered.
Pohl recently  retired from Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY, where she taught Christian Ethics for 29 years. Her book, Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition (Eerdmans, 1999),  studied communities that practiced hospitality to strangers and those living on the margins. It served to demonstrate that from earliest days practicing hospitality has been a life-enriching practice by Christians for others. But thus humane tradition was almost lost. Our speaker will explain why and what are the contemporary realities of hospitality.

For more information about Faith Formation at The Brick Church, contact Jeff Shayne.



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