Join us for dinner and elective series for 3 Wednesday nights in January (10, 17, and 24) 6:00-8:00pm.
*Discounted pre-registration meal prices: $10 per person or $40 per family total for all 3 weeks.
Register at the MCCU table at the back of the church on Sundays or click here to register online by 1.7.2017 for pre-registration.
Walk-in per week is $5 per person or $20 per family
Adult Electives Available:
1. Surviving (& even thriving) after all the loss, pain, & tragedy we experience in our world -- Debby Wood, licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Sometimes the waves of life are overwhelming. We have all experienced seasons of pain, loss and trauma. We have all been deeply affected by the traumatic events in our world, in our communities and in the lives of loved ones. Whether the tragedies are at a distance or very close to home, we need skills and we need each other to survive and to thrive. Let's come together to explore ways to process these experiences. Let's learn how to heal, to recover, and how to build resilience for the future.
2. Developing the Mind of Christ -- Dr. Steven Finkbeiner - neurologist and
God calls us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds but what does that mean? How do our brains work? How do we form memories and learn? How does emotion work and what happens when we sleep? How does our brain change during addiction? Jesus and Paul weren’t neuroscientists, but their advice on how to transform our minds reflects a lot of what scientists are discovering about how the brain works and how to change the way we think and behave. Join me for a peek at this elegant and adaptable creation God has given us and the power he has given us to use it.
3. You can’t pass on what you don’t have -- Pastor Ben Kerns
Many of us want to pass on our faith to our kids, but as they get older this seems to be harder than it should be. Maybe it’s because we haven’t fully come to terms with our own faith and some of the disappointments and disillusionment we have experienced along the way. For three weeks we are going to take a look at the way we have been disappointed and disillusioned with the church, it’s people and maybe even Jesus himself. We can’t pass on a healthy love for Jesus without having a healthy love of Jesus ourselves.
4. The Call On The Church To End Modern Day Slavery - Gina Vucci
There are more slaves today than at any other time in human history… and the need has never been greater for the church to take an active roll in raising awareness, rescuing victims, caring for survivors, and protecting the vulnerable. This class will be examining the problem locally and globally... yes locally. We’ll look at different factors of human trafficking, including technology, cyber security, pornography and consumerism — and what we can do to make a difference! You’ll also discover ways you can get involved in local efforts.
5. God has a Plan that is bigger than the plan He has for your life - Wim Van Dam
The moment you became a Christian, a desire was stirred in your heart to thank and honor Jesus Christ for all He has done for you. We express this desire in various acts of worship, and one of those is to look for ways to be used by God to grow His Kingdom here on Earth. So we are trying to figure out what plan God has for our lives. Most of us struggle with that because we don’t know what we are looking for or we have preconceived ideas about what it should look like. Through a number of scriptural examples, supplemented with some of my personal experiences, we are going to remove the stress that is often associated with searching for, and not finding out exactly what God’s plan is for our lives.
Hope to see you there!