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Adult Education - February, 2022

Join Adult Education to Learn More About Being Good Neighbors

We hope many of you can join us for Adult Education classes on Sunday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to approximately 12:00 a.m. These classes meet in the Friendship Room if you are attending church in- person, but they also are available on Zoom for those staying at home. Look for the Zoom links in your Friday and Saturday E-Blasts.

We have had a number of good sessions recently that have helped us learn about our neighbors here in Pittsburgh as well as consider how we can better follow the Gospel’s call to love our neighbors. We plan to continue learning and growing in these ways over the next few weeks.

On January 30, Pastor Brian Snyder is leading us in further exploration of the biblical

grounding of being good neighbors and having empathy for others

On Feb 6, we will stream a video discussion between Ralph Lowe and Brian Wallace on Critical Race Theory, and Sarah Neusius will lead us in discussion of this timely topic.

On Feb 13, Pastor Brian will begin review and discussion of a study book by Deanna Ferree Womack entitled Neighbors: Christians and Muslims Building Community. As many Afghani families are now coming to Pittsburgh as refugees, this book addresses many topics of renewed importance to us. This first session will focus on Part 1 of this book entitled “When Our Neighbors Have A Different Religion” that looks at the issue of religious pluralism.

On Feb 20, Sarah Neusius will continue the review and discussion of Neighbors: Christians and Muslims Building Community. This session will focus on Part 2 of this book entitled “Christian Muslim Encounters” which considers the history of interactions

between Christians and Muslims here and elsewhere in the world.

On Feb 27, BHCC has its Semi-Annual Meeting and there will be no Adult Education.

On March 6, Linda James will lead review and discussion of the final part of Neighbors: Christians and Muslims Building Community. Part 3 is entitled “From Neighborly Commitment to Working Together.” This section explores how to listen to and

be aware of our neighbors of other faiths, as well as how to build community with them.

Stay tuned for information about Adult Education sessions later this Spring, and do join us for thoughtful and lively discussions on Sunday mornings.

~Sarah Neusius, Chair, Adult Education


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