Christian life is a pilgrimage, a journey we undertake strengthened by God’s presence with us. The destination we seek is wholeness and maturity in Christ.
Adult education at Brick includes a number of primary opportunities for study and reflection. Members and friends participate in weekly Women’s and Men’s Bible studies, with Coed and Summer Bible Study offered intermittently. Sunday Adult Education consists of Lecture Series arranged by the Adult Education Committee of Session. Other special events, such as guest speaker visits and retreats are scheduled periodically. All are welcome to join in this journey of faith.
May Adult Education Lecture Series: Hospitality
May 17 at 9:45 a.m. – Stephen H. Phelps, Hospitality Toward the Clergy.
Rev. Phelps served as interim senior minister of The Riverside Church in New York City from 2011-2014. A graduate of Yale College and Yale Divinity School, he served Presbyterian churches in Brooklyn, Buffalo, and the upper Hudson Valley. 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.
Wednesday Worship Connections
During the COVID 19 pandemic, we are unable to participate in our Wednesday evening public worship. In its place, we will offer other opportunities for mid-week contemplation and devotion.
Please view the following devotionals from our Brick Church Student Ministers: