February Adult Faith Development Classes


Black History Month:
Honoring Theologians from Augustine to Katie Cannon; and Creation Care
9:45 a.m. Sunday mornings

February 10: Friendship and Politics with Augustine of Hippo 
A Roman African from modern-day Algeria, Augustine's theology and philosophy profoundly shape Christianity and Western culture. This class will explore his understanding of friendship, which is found throughout his writings. On a personal level friendship is a gift of God and a powerful antidote to loneliness and isolation. When friendship is writ large, it is the moral training ground for truthfulness, mutual respect, and justice in civil society. Teacher: Rev. Dr. Patrick W. T. Johnson

February 17: Faith in Action: Loving Neighbor and Planet Conversations and prayer about our role as Christians in God’s Creation
Listening to people and nature while living in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Teacher: Rev. Scott Hardin-Nieri

February 24: Katie’s Canon
Katie Geneva Cannon, the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary and the first to be ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in the United Presbyterian Church USA, a womanist philosopher and a theologian, explores canonical issues and “canon formation” as she calls for an inclusive rather than an exclusive frame of reference for governing life choices.  Teacher: Rev. Dr. Kathryn Johnson Cameron