Educational Ministries

Upcoming Educational Ministries Events

January 28, 2018 - 11:45am (Educational Ministries Committee Mtg.)

Latest Educational Ministries News

Adult Education Series - Save the Dates!
Posted: Oct 6 2017 - 12:42pm

ADULT EDUCATION SERIES - SAVE THE DATES!

Despite her conversion from Orthodox Judaism to Christianity, Lauren Winner finds that her life is still shaped by the spiritual essences of Judaism- rich traditions and religious practices that she can't leave behind. In Mudhouse Sabbath, Winner illuminates eleven spiritual practices that can transform the way we view the world, and God. Whether discussing her own prayer life, the spirituality of candle-lighting, or the differences between the Jewish Sabbath and a Sunday spent at the Mudhouse, her favorite coffee shop, Winner writes with appealing honesty and rare insight.

Devin Shmueli, our Director of Christian Education, will explore five different spiritual practices, customs, and traditions identified in the book. We will engage them hands on, discuss how they feel for us, learn more about their use in Jewish life and understand how we might use them in Christian life. We might even discover how they influence our Christian practices, traditions, and customs today. Exploring the following themes, we will meet on Wednesdays in October from 7:00-8:30 on:

October 4, 2017: Sabbath and Prayer
October 11, 2017: Hospitality
October 18, 2017: Aging
October 25, 20017: Mourning

You can join us for one, two, three, or all four sessions. We will have a few of the Study Editions available to borrow but recommend you visit Amazon and search for Mudhouse Sabbath: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Discipline - Study Edition. If you have any questions or you are interested in joining for this educational offering, please call the office or e-mail Devin at Devin.Shmueli@pilgrimcongregational.org.

Children's Church Curriculum
Posted: Sep 11 2017 - 1:07pm

CHILDREN'S CHURCH CURRICULUM

This year, we will be exploring four themes in the bible over the course of four semi-quarterly periods while using our Holy Moly and Connect curricula. The themes for this year are:

September 10 to November 19: From Genesis to Exodus;
November 26 to January 21: Advent and Christmastide;
January 28 to March 18: Lent, Holy Week, and Easter;
March 18 to May 20: Parables and Pentecost.

Each quarter, we will engage the stories of our faith through art, physical activity, baking, cooking, or a scientific project. We will even get to do some mission work as part of our time together. During our last few weeks of the church year, our time will be dedicated to Confirmation Sunday, Children's Sunday, and other end of year festivities including our Second Annual End of Year Field Day.

Devin ShmueliDevin.Shmueli@pilgrimcongregational.org.

ADULT EDUCATION SERIES - SAVE THE DATES!
Posted: Sep 11 2017 - 1:06pm

ADULT EDUCATION SERIES
SAVE THE DATE!

Despite her conversion from Orthodox Judaism to Christianity, Lauren Winner finds that her life is still shaped by the spiritual essences of Judaism- rich traditions and religious practices that she can't leave behind. In Mudhouse Sabbath, Winner illuminates eleven spiritual practices that can transform the way we view the world, and God. Whether discussing her own prayer life, the spirituality of candle-lighting, or the differences between the Jewish Sabbath and a Sunday spent at the Mudhouse, her favorite coffee shop, Winner writes with appealing honesty and rare insight.

Devin Shmueli, our Director of Christian Education, will explore five different spiritual practices, customs, and traditions identified in the book. We will engage them hands on, discuss how they feel for us, learn more about their use in Jewish life and understand how we might use them in Christian life. We might even discover how they influence our Christian practices, traditions, and customs today. Exploring the following themes, we will meet on Wednesdays in October from 7:00-8:30 on:

October 4, 2017: Sabbath and Prayer
October 11, 2017: Hospitality
October 18, 2017: Aging
October 25, 20017: Mourning

You can join us for one, two, three, or all four sessions. We will have a few of the Study Editions available to borrow but recommend you visit Amazon and search for Mudhouse Sabbath: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Discipline - Study Edition. If you have any questions or you are interested in joining for this educational offering, please call the office or e-mail Devin at Devin.Shmueli@pilgrimcongregational.org.