ADULT FAITH FORMATION
We believe that being a Christian is a lifelong process of becoming a Christian, so we offer opportunities on Sundays and during the week to continue our formation as disciples following in the way of Jesus.
Tuesday Noontime Study Group
Tuesdays, Noon-1pm, (Fellowship Hall)
This weekly study group is open to everyone. You don't need to have ever come before--or ever come again! But do grab lunch and join us for fellowship and thoughtful, prayerful study of scripture and matters of faith.
Beginning 4/25: We will read "If Grace is True: Why God Will Save Every Person" by Philip Gulley and James Mulholland.
"In this controversial bestseller, authors and Quaker ministers Philip Gulley and James Mulholland expand upon their belief in eternal salvation for all through God’s perfect grace. For seekers, for thoughtful Christians, and for the simply curious, Gulley and Mulholland offer a beautiful, timeless message of hope."
This book is available from Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/If-Grace-True-Every-Person/dp/0061926086. For your convenience, you can download a PDF copy of the first chapter below:
Sunday Adult Faith Formation Classes @ 10am
Track 1: Lectionary Bible Study (Room 10)
The three-year cycle of Bible readings offered by the Revised Common Lectionary guide our worship and preaching Sunday by Sunday. In this group we seek to engage with this week's passages, looking for a Spiritual connection, asking, "How may our experience of these words bring us closer to the living Word of God today?"
Track 2: "Our Family Tree: Exploring Our Roots in the United Church of Christ & Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (Sanctuary)
United Christian Church of Austin is blessed to be affiliated with two denominational families in the UCC and DOC. And many of our members come with prior experience with one or the other... but many also come with "none of the above." In this adult faith formation series, we'll spend three weeks exploring the history, character, and current call (and challenges) of each. Come learn more about our inheritance from both of these rich traditions. You may even be surprised by what you don't know!
April 23: UCC History with Rev. Liz Nash, Regional Minister for the Heart of Texas Association, UCC
April 30: UCC Character with Rev. Liz Nash
May 7: UCC Current Call & Challenges with Rev. Liz Nash
May 14: DOC: History
May 21: DOC: Character
May 28: DOC: Current Call & Challenges
Resources from Rev. Nash's presentation on UCC history: