Adult Spiritual Formation & Small Groups
Expand your spiritual life through intellectual, social and creative opportunities that help you grow in faith and deepen your relationship with God, yourself and others. September through May, Sunday morning adult education classes start at 9:30am and generally meet in the South end of Fellowship Hall.
Summer Adult Education
Most classes begin at 8:45 — “Come and See!”
Things do NOT slow down at Forest Hill during the summer!
June 3 and June 10: Pastor Lentz will lead a study about the biblical passages being used as the preaching text. This is a wonderful way to engage with the scripture!
June 10 AFTER WORSHIP (11:15) Professor Mark Joseph will present “Looking Through the Racial Equity Lens.” Professor Joseph is an inspiring presenter who will give you hope!
June 17 (8:45) “Juneteenth” Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas over TWO YEARS after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Rev. Barbara Essex, the Director of UpCam, will teach at 8:45 am. There will be a celebration in the park after church.
June 24 – August 5 (8:45) Living the Question: Call to
Covenant Revs. Laury Larson and John Lentz will lead this 7-week series on how Christian faith is lived out in this world. Each class begins with a 20 minute DVD presentation followed by discussion.
Bible and Bagels
Every Wednesday morning @ 7:30am, members and friends meet in the Jin Room for coffee and bagels and a lively discussion of the upcoming lectionary passage. Drop-ins are welcome, and there’s nothing to read ahead of time.
As part of Forest Hill’s commitment to developing spiritual lay leaders, we offer an intense, 28-week, small group program called Faith Leader designed to cultivate lay leaders by helping them develop a deeper connection with God, themselves, and others. The group gathers weekly to discern their spiritual gifts and types, develop spiritual disciplines, and explore and commit to personal plans for ministry.
The group is limited to 7-10 participants and is co-led by a team of 2 lay leaders and a staff member. The year begins and ends with weekend retreats and runs from September to May, with a break for Advent/Christmas. For info about the program, or to express interest in participating, contact the office or one of the pastors.
Occasional Offerings: Watch the weekly bulletins and monthly newsletters for upcoming classes. NEW GROUPS form regularly and meet together for as long as desired. If you are interested in starting a new group, we are happy to assist in any way possible.
OTHER SPIRITUAL GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES
Pilgrimages, both domestic and international, are an exciting way to grow in faith. Learn more about our pilgrimages here.