Adult Education will resume meetings during second hour at 11:00 a.m. beginning on Sunday, September 19. The theme selected for this year is “Who is My Neighbor? How Do I Love My Neighbor?”. Remembering the second great commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves, we will be finding out about our neighbors and their needs right here in the South Hills, but also elsewhere in our country and around the world. We will learn about opportunities for working with and helping our neighbors as well. The spiritual side of this theme will be a focus on growing in empathy and understanding so that we may act in truly loving ways, remembering that "Each of us must please our neighbor for the good purpose of building up the neighbor.”(Romans 15:2)
Pending any changes in guidance from the BHCC Task Force, we are planning to hold Adult Education sessions in a hybrid manner. Some of us will be meeting in person in the Friendship Room with masking and distancing according to our Church Task Force and CDC recommendations. In addition, we will be linking into a Zoom session using a laptop, screen-sharing, and a special microphone that should improve interactive discussion.
We encourage all members and all friends of BHCC to join us for one or more of the sessions listed below.
Let’s make Adult Education a habit this Fall!
Sarah Neusius, Chair, Adult Education Committee
September 12 - During this year’s Homecoming Sunday, the Youth will be presenting on their summer mission trip to Michigan as part of the all-church luncheon (see information elsewhere in this Newsletter). There will be no separate Adult Education this day.
September 19 - Pastor Brian Snyder will introduce our theme for the year, noting the scriptural basis for loving our neighbors and our need to develop empathy for others.
September 26 - No Adult Education class. A celebration luncheon will be held in Fellowship Hall for Karen Reynolds’ faithful service to BHCC and to extend best wishes on her retirement.
October 3 - We will have a presentation by Kate Fletcher and Maggie Wambui about Hekima Place and our neighbors in Kenya.
October 10 - We will host Kathy Hrobosky on the ecojustice organization Interfaith Power and Light, which is working to organize a chapter here in Southwest Pennsylvania (co-sponsored with the Eco-Justice Team which is considering joining IPL).
October 17 - Pastor Brian Snyder will lead a session on how poetry can help us see the world and our neighbors differently and become more empathetic.
October 24 - Liddy Barlow of Christian Associates of SWPA will be presenting on empathy.