During the program year (Sept. through April), we offer Sunday morning adult education sessions after worship and fellowship time. Most weeks feature guest speakers whose topics range from immigration policy to recycling practices. Topics and speakers are posted here in advance.
We offer weekly Adult Ed sessions via Zoom, and in person, every Sunday morning at 11:00. Join us!
Amistad with Dr. Ed Martin
Rev. Dr. Ed Martin served 20 years as a pastor and juvenile prison chaplain and another 20 years as a professor at UTS. He is currently retired and Professor Emeritus of Contextual and Historical Studies for United Theological Seminary. The Amistad is the story of a ship laden with 53 Africans illegally sold into slavery in Cuba. On their way from Havana to Haiti, the Africans revolted, and attempting to sail the ship back to Africa, ended up in New Haven, Connecticut where their case eventually came before the Supreme Court and was argued by John Quincy Adams. They won their case and were freed. The case is significant for the United Church of Christ for several reasons that Prof. Martin, who wrote his doctoral dissertation on the Amistad, will unpack.
April 2 (Palm Sunday) and April 9 (Easter Sunday) – No Adult Education.
April 16 – we will welcome Monica Helms, creator of the transgender pride flag and author of the memoir More Than Just A Flag. Monica is a vigorous activist for LGBTQ+ causes and a member of Pilgrimage UCC in Marietta, Georgia. We scheduled this session close to Transgender Day of Visibility (March 31st every year), which celebrates the contributions of transgender people while also confronting obstacles they face. Dave McMahill will be interviewing Monica for this program and would appreciate your questions in advance.