Adult learners at Mount Olive have a wide range of opportunities to explore their faith, Scripture, and contemporary issues.
Sunday, 9:30–10:30 a.m. (11:00 a.m.–noon in the summer)
This Sunday morning discussion tackles a wide range of topics. Both members and guest experts lead the forum.
Topics recently discussed have included:
- Seeking solutions to the affordable housing crisis
- Addressing the church’s struggles with sexuality
- Finding joy in simpler lifestyles
Noon Bible Study
Tuesday, 12:00 noon
The preacher for the coming Sunday leads a free-ranging discussion of the readings appointed for the coming Sunday. Participants talk about where the texts lead them, questions they have about the readings, and insights they want to share. Feel free to bring your lunch.
Contact the director of education for more information, or just show up. All are welcome!
Thursday Evening Bible Study
Thursday, 6:00–7:30 p.m.; four sessions during the year
The vicar or the pastor leads this six-week Bible study, a mixture of lecture and discussion. Some studies cover one book of the Bible, while others focus on biblical themes. Participants sign up to provide a light supper for all to share.
“Beloved, God’s Chosen?” begins April 12. For six weeks Pr. Crippen will lead a study that examines questions of salvation: What is God doing in salvation? What does it mean for us? What does God think about us? What happens at the cross? How and why and when does God forgive our sins?
First Sunday of the month, following the 10:45 a.m. liturgy and coffee hour
October 2017: The group will participate in the Reformation 2017 Study (see above)
Mount Olive Louise Schroedel Library
A diverse gathering of readers and thinkers digs into hot topics in theology. Among recent discussions: Elizabeth Johnson, Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love; Esther de Waal, Living with Contradiction: An Introduction to Benedictine Spirituality; and Pope Francis, Laudato Sí.
Contact the director of education for more information, or drop in for a lively conversation.
Book Discussion Group
Second Saturday of the month, 10:00 a.m.–noon
Group members discuss fiction and nonfiction books that are readily available in paperback in bookstores, online, or in libraries. Recent books have included The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, Emma by Jane Austen, and Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare. Participants take turns suggesting books and providing snacks and beverages.
Contact the director of education for more information, or just come. You’ll be warmly welcomed.