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What questions do you wrestle with in your faith? How can you deepen your relationship with God? This is a time when adults of all ages gather together to learn, share, and grow in their faith, learning more about the Bible and how to better live their life following Jesus. A variety of different series compose the year. Series are often based on books, but reading the books is optional. For current info about this Sunday’s class contact diane@spcah.org.


Adult Education Classes

In Person & Zoom

Lenten Adult Ed Series

Honest To God

The Lenten Series – Honest to God- Personal Encounters with Jesus that Change our Lives. These classes will follow the sermon series during Lent and help us understand that our personal relationship with Jesus determines and depends on how we relate to Jesus’ sisters and brothers.   

The class will be in-person in the chapel and on zoom immediately following the service.

Come and see! We will be encountering Jesus in our Lenten Sermon and Adult Ed series, as He meets with variety of people in the Bible. Come and see! How having a relationship with Jesus can be life changing. Sunday Adult Ed will meet in the chapel around 11:15 am. We will begin with the sermon topic and verses, but we may go to other related places. We will have small group discussion around tables, so we can grapple together with our understanding of topic. Zoom participants will be connected and involved in each week’s discussion. When we encounter Jesus, our lights will shine!

If want to join meeting with smart phone for audio but not video will need following info:

Meeting ID: 886 152 8079

Passcode: 91600

For telephone call in, with only audio, call 1-312-626-6799, enter Meeting ID and Passcode.

April Adult Ed Series

Flesh ~ Bringing the Incarnation Down to Earth

Please join us for these three Sundays at 11 AM in the Chapel. We’ll watch videos of Hugh Halter presenting Jesus’ incarnation (God coming down to earth) as an example to model our lives after. Hugh believes that Jesus understands how hard it is to be human and to follow him in our every day life.

The class will be in-person in the chapel and on zoom immediately following the service.

With humor, a down-to-earth presentation style, and an abundance of stories, Hugh offers practical examples of how we can help people experience God in their lives. We can do this by allowing Jesus to be more present in our own lives. He will talk about the key points from his book Flesh—Bringing the Incarnation Down to Earth.

During each class we will watch a 20-25 minute video of Hugh challenging us to “Learn to be Human Like Jesus was Human”. Then we will break into small groups and discuss what we have seen and how we might put some of the examples into our own life.

• April 16: Christ in Us (the Incarnation) – BE HUMAN LIKE JESUS
• April 23: Stop Being Religious – BE HUMAN LIKE JESUS
• April 30: The World wants Truth from a Friend, BE HUMAN LIKE JESUS

    If want to join meeting with smart phone for audio but not video will need following info:

    Meeting ID: 886 152 8079

    Passcode: 91600

    For telephone call in, with only audio, call 1-312-626-6799, enter Meeting ID and Passcode.

    Past Adult Ed Series
    Video Recordings

     Adult Ed

    Mental Health Series

    The Faith in Action Team will be focusing on Mental Health in the months to come and how our faith calls us to understand, support and advocate in this important arena. We hope you can join us in person or online for these two speakers after worship.  

    The class will be in-person in the chapel and on zoom immediately following the service.

    • February 5 – Mental Health 101: Guest speaker Rita Rippentrop, Clinical Director of a large faith-based counseling practice will talk about today’s most pressing mental health issues, including the effects of the pandemic and the role the Church can play in healing. Rita is a seasoned therapist and has held leadership positions in various community mental health organizations. Click for Video
    • February 12 – Mental Health and Youth : Guest speaker Nancy Vitacco, child and family therapist, will focus on mental health and youth, and how to navigate today’s rising rates of child anxiety and depression. Nancy works with children preschool through college and their parents, and she has more than 25 years of experience in the public school system. Click for Video

    January Adult Ed

    Mission Month Series

    The Mission Team invites all of you to come to the Chapel after worship to listen to the following outreach programs that your mission dollars support.  We have an exciting list of speakers from four of the organizations.  The videos from this series are available below.
    These organizations doing fantastic work with low income and disadvantaged people in Arlington Heights and around the world. The one liner description just scratches the surface of all that these organizations do. So please come, you will be amazed at all the good we do for God’s children in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Rogers Park and in foreign countries. 

    January 8  ~ Stacy Hartman – Feed My Starving Children
    A Christian organization committed to feeding God’s starving children in body and spirit around the world. Click for Video

    January 15  ~ Natalie and James Crockett – C 24/7
    A wonderful ministry to children in the Rogers Park area, bringing sustainable and long-lasting empowerment to children, youth and families through an afterschool learning program and much much more. Click for Video

    January 22 ~ Sarah Harte – Family Forward
    A non-profit agency here in Arlington Heights that serves and empowers low income families through solid financial tutloring to build their life skills and become financially confident.

    January 29 ~ Kenn Johnson and George Bermingham – Good News Partners
    A housing project in Chicago that provides affordable housing in the Jonquil Hotel and supports the New Life shelter for homeless women and childrenas well as building bridges of reconciliation and justice for all people. Click for Video

    Advent Adult Ed

    Advent Song Series

    The whole family is cordially invited to join us for 3 weeks of learning about and then singing 7 beloved Advent/Christmas songs. We will first learn the back story of how the song was birthed. This always adds depth to the words that we know so well. Then we will sing to the accompaniment of a video, a mp3 recording, or live music. 

    When we last did this for Christmas, 2020, we were all locked up by COVID in our homes, it brought much needed Christmas joy to our isolated circumstances. Now we can gather as a group and lift up our hearts and voices to the joy of Jesus’ coming down to earth to show us how to love each other. In 2022, as in every year, we need this reminder of Jesus’ Joy as we live in our own communities.

    • Nov 27: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel and Hark The Herald Angels Sing  ~ Click for Video
    • Dec 4: Carol of the Bells and The Christmas Shoes ~ Click for Video
      • Dec 11: It Came upon the Midnight Clear, Good Christian Men Rejoice, and Silent Night ~ Click for Video

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