Sunday Morning Adult Education
8:45 AM in the Parlor
Starting January 12

bassAs a congregation that traces our history back to Jonathan Edwards and the
Great Awakening, Diana Butler Bass is someone we need to know. Our new
discussion series begins January 12, with a five session exploration on the
dynamics of Spiritual Awakening. Bass is one of the top thinkers exploring
the future role of Christianity in a rapidly changing culture and has published
several best- selling books. She will also be the featured speaker at Super
Saturday on March 1 in Ludlow, MA. The five sessions focus on Waking
Up, Believing, Behaving, Belonging and Awakening. You are welcome to
come to any individual session or all five. A 15 minute video opens the
session, with a half hour discussion time following. Here are some reviews
of Bass’s latest work:

“Embracing Spiritual Awakening invites participants to examine and understand the changing cultural landscape in North America. Is the oft-heard critique of declining numbers in congregations simply a canard of those whowould prefer a world of families with many children and stay-at-home mothers, or is it the consequence ofincreasing ethnic and cultural and religious diversity around us? Or is it something else? Diana Butler Bass leadsa discussion of what it means to be spiritual, to be religious, and how Christians today might be grace-filledwitnesses to the reality they know and experience.”

—The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop & Primate of The Episcopal Church

“Led by one of today’s foremost interpreters of Christianity, Embracing Spiritual Awakening provides a rich and engaging educational and spiritual experience.”

—Marcus Borg