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Adult Education Classes

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Advent Study: Experiencing Christmas

Sundays November 26, December 3, 10, 17 (Zoom Only) 4 – 6 pm

Led By Rev. Jerry

Everything seems different at the end of the year. We put lights on our houses to dispel the growing darkness, Christmas music floods local radio stations, apple cider and cranberry sauce are again on the menu, and wrapping paper and tape are always ready. Things just look, smell, and taste differently during the Advent and Christmas season, and these differences are a sign to us that God is about to do something radical and different. Christmas is when God surrounded the divine with senses of his own. During this four-session study, we will join Rev. Matt Rawle and explore the sights and sounds of the season and ask ourselves: What signs do you see during the Advent and Christmas season that point you to the divine?

Understanding The New Testament

Sundays • In-person & Zoom •  10:30 am

Tuesdays • On Zoom  • 10:30 am

Video Lecture series led by Dr. David Brakke

This study starts at the beginning — with 1 Thessalonians and Paul. Why? Paul’s letters were written first! Mark, the gospels, other letters and Revelation will follow.

This will help us better see the diversity and distinct perspectives found in the New Testament over time.

Artificial Intelligence as a New Humanity?

Thursdays • January 25, February 1, 8 • Zoom •  6:30 pm

Led by Dr. Robert Hunt

Whether we know it or not Artificial Intelligence in some form is woven into our daily lives. It is at the forefront of medical and scientific research, it is built into our internet search engines and the computer applications we use daily, and it is behind the ubiquitous chatbots we encounter both on websites and answering services. In this short course, we’ll discover the basis of contemporary AI and why its power and influence have been increasing exponentially over the last 2 years. We’ll examine briefly its positive uses, and also its dangers. Finally, we’ll look at how it is beginning to change the way we understand our own humanity and the challenges that offers to the Christian witness.

Participants MUST Register via ZOOM to receive a personal link to the webinar sessions

Ongoing Classes

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Contemporary Issues

Sundays • In-person & Zoom 10:30 – 11:30 am

The Contemporary Issues Adult Sunday School class discusses current issues from a Christian perspective. Topics include book reviews, politics, the Bible, arts and more. Drop in visitors are always welcome and many attend this way.

For the Zoom link, please email.

Pastor's Scripture Study

Mondays • In-person & Zoom  1:15 pm

Join Senior Pastor, Rev. Mark, for this weekly class that focuses on the upcoming Sunday sermon passage. Read the text and discuss the context and possible interpretations. Please have a Bible available.

For the Zoom link, please email.

Journeys

Wednesdays • In-person & Zoom 2 – 3 pm

This is an ongoing book study group. Each September a new book is chosen, but newcomers are welcome at any time. 

Led by Ron D.

Monday Noon Book Group

Mondays • In-person • 12 – 1 pm

This is an ongoing book group for women. Reading fiction and non-fiction throughout the year. Newcomers are welcome at any time. 

Led by Rev. Amy

Spiritual Seekers: Braiding Sweetgrass Book Study

1st & 3rd Tuesdays

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In-person 12 – 1:30 pm

In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowing together to reveal what it means to see humans as “the younger brothers of creation.” In reflections ranging from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: The awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires acknowledging and celebrating our reciprocal relationship with the world. 

Sister's Bible Study

Wednesdays • September 13, 2023 through May 22, 2024 • 9:30 – 11 am

This is an ongoing Bible Study group for women.

Book Groups/Studies

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Justice Studies

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Israel & Palestine Film Series

Every other Tuesday • January 23, February 6, 20 • 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 

January 23 | The 1948 creation of Israel
February 6 | Understanding Gaza and its people
February 20 | The Jewish community and relationship to Israel
Learn more about the situation in Israel and Gaza by hearing new perspectives through documentaries and films. This series focuses on storytelling and sharing information about the history of Israel, Gaza, and the relationship between Jewish Americans, the United States, and Israel.
Join us every other Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Monthly Earth Keepers Meeting

Sundays • December 17, January 21, February 18, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21 • 10:30 am – 11:30 am 

Led by Earth Keepers

Join Earth Keepers each month to discuss current events, the climate crisis, and ways to engage. Each month has a unique theme and leader.

Senior Adult Studies & Events

Prime Time Luncheon

Fridays • Monthly • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm 

January 12 | February | March 8 | April 12 | May 10

Enjoy a healthy, tasty lunch and an entertaining program on the second Friday of each month, September through May, for our 55+ community.

Call 303-351-0096 by the Tuesday before or register below.

Saturday SeniorsForum: Navigating the Senior Care Maze

Saturday February 24 • 9 am – 1 pm 

Join St. Andrew and the surrounding community once a quarter for an enriching educational forum on topics geared toward older adults. Our Senior Adult Ministry is hosting its Saturday Seniors Forum: Navigating the Senior Care Maze on February 24, 2024 | from 9 am to 1 pm. What are the options, planning tools, and changes to undertake when preparing for changing senior needs?

Legacy Community Events

Estate Planning – the Basics

Thursday January 18 7 – 8:30 pm

What is “Estate Planning?” What should you know about living trusts, durable powers of attorney and advance medial directives? What is probate and should it be avoided? Need to make a will, update your old will or own property outside of Colorado? This workshop is for you. Led by Woody Herring, tax/estate attorney.

Estate Planning – the BasicsCollege Saving – a Guide for Parents and Grandparents

Tuesday February 27 7 – 8:30 pm

Led by James LaFemina, ChFC, with Prudential Advisors
Gain insights into ways to prepare to help a loved one through college. Learn ways to save and invest in preparation for the sky rocketing cost of a college education. Topics include scholarships, tax favored investment options, gift tax exemptions, trusts with various tax implications, and investment programs which maintain owner control and flexibility over assets.