Sundays - 9:30-10:30 a.m. In Friends Hall
The adult education programs at Saint Andrew Christian Church provide a means of developing a deeper understanding of our faith and how we can best apply our faith in ways that strengthens our community and the world. We believe the best way to learn is through dialog in a safe and respectful environment and that is what you will find here.
The Adult Education Committee strives to bring classes ranging from environmental topics, to social issues, to scriptural and theological studies. Each series is led by speakers who are experts in their field and have a passion to share with us as we continue the challenge to "seek God, create community, and practice justice" in our daily lives.
Honoring Labor Day -- Past, Present and Future of US Income Inequality
with Valerie Ramey, Economist, University of Southern California
Valerie gives an insightful YouTube Video 20 minute talk charting the rise, fall and rise again of income inequality in America over the last century. She highlights the special circumstances that created a "Golden Age" for the average worker in the 1950s and 1960s and then follows with the economic changes that led to current time extreme disparity where the top 1 percent of US households earn nearly 20 percent of the nation’s income. Adult Education participants will have an opportunity to discuss in small groups issues from the presentation.
Favorite Memories of El Higueral moderated by Jerry Daugherty
Saint Andrew members who have made the trip to our 'Twinning' mountain community in El Salvador will describe their treasured experiences, their special memories of the community, the residents that return to their thoughts and how the experience changed them. Come with questions. Get involved!
Practical Giving: Good Gifts that Trim Taxes and Maximize Ministry with Kirby Gould. With the new tax laws now in place, people are finding that the “pocket” from which they give will have a greater impact on how much they can afford to give. By expanding our thinking about ways we can support our church, we can increase the impact of our giving while reducing the cost of those gifts. Giving techniques to benefit the church both now and at death, along with other tax-efficient giving methods, will be presented during this workshop. The goal is to make all of us better givers and to move more money to ministry. -- Kirby Hughes Gould is vice president of the Christian Church Foundation’s North Central zone, which includes the regions of Mid-America, Greater Kansas City, Upper Midwest, Kansas, and Nebraska.
5th Sunday Service Project -- Assemble Happy Kits for Children's Mercy
All ages are invited to participate in this service project.