Jesus was a teacher at heart. To his first disciples, and countless generations since, Jesus’ deep and divine wisdom informed beliefs and convictions, formed the character of individuals and communities, and transformed the world right up til the present day.
The church educates for the same reasons:
to inform (sharing faith and belief),
form (developing character, morality, spirituality),
and transform (apply faith, character, & critical thinking, toward daily lived liberation).
A strong commitment to faith development has always been in our DNA.
STUDY SERIES @ Harvard Ave
lectures, panels, and conversations to inform, form, and transform
Most Sunday mornings at 9:00am and 10:30am we will feature studies on a wide range of topics. (The presentation is the same at each hour.) This is perfect for those who are not already connected to an ongoing Sunday School class; those whose group is on hiatus; or groups who want to spend a few weeks attending together before heading back to their regular schedule.
The Study Series is in addition to the Life Groups model coming at the start of 2022.
Check out info about the next Series below AND be on the lookout for what’s next!
: Current Series :
Tools for Healthy Relationships
Rev. Ron Nofziger, October 17 & 24
Ron is a longtime member of Harvard Avenue and served for 35 years as chaplain for Hillcrest Medical Center.
Rev. Amy Venable, October 31 & November 7
Amy is new to the Harvard Avenue community, and has served the United Methodist Church for the last 20 years as a congregational pastor.
Relationships are not easy. Any tools we have available to us are a gift which positions us to strengthen our bonds with others, maintain healthy connections, and grow our compassion and care for one another. Join us for this four-part series, which will offer insights that can be used to enhance our relationships.
- October 17 : Forgiveness—Live Bitter or Live Better. Led by Ron Nofziger.
- October 24 : Grief—Your Sorrow Doesn’t Scare Me. Led by Ron Nofziger.
- October 31 : Going Deep with Diversity and the Christian Journey. Led by Amy Venable.
- November 7 : Habits of the Heart for a World of Un-Civil Discourse (or, How to get along with people you want to un-friend from Facebook). Led by Amy Venable.