LOGOS means many things. It means the rational ordering of the cosmos and the logic of human thought. It means "thoughtful discourse" like the conversations we have about important, difficult, and life-giving matters. It means "word," as in "In the beginning was the Word," whom Christians find embodied in Jesus. In the spirit of all of these meanings, we invite you to join us for LOGOS as we explore a range of topics related to our faith, our world, and our lives together. Each month features a new topic. Come for one session or come for them all.
Come learn, ask, and grow! Bring a friend! All LOGOS classes meet at 9:15 on Sunday mornings in the Library. Childcare available.
LOGOS Summer Learning Series:
”The Old Testament”
The Old Testament, or Tanakh, was written in ancient Israel over 1000 years by many authors. What can this book teach us about the ancient Israelities? How can our faith benefit from new scholarly understanding? As scripture or as the most influential piece of literature ever written, this book is a source of constant wonder, inspiration, and intrigue. Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, a world renowned Old Testament scholar gives an interesting and challenging DVD presentation. This is a "Everything I always wanted to know about the Old Testament but didn't want to have to read it to find out" course. Class will meet Sundays from 9:15 am to 10:15 am in the Parlor. Please contact John Barrett with any questions.
Be You, Be Loved, Belong classes
Be You, Be Loved, Belong is a three-hour course with Rev. Diane that connects you with University UMC through shared stories, giftedness, and calling. Completing this course provides the entry point for membership, adult baptism, or baptism for your child at University United Methodist Church.
During the class, we'll share our stories, explore how the baptismal covenant affects our daily lives, and discover how God has gifted us to serve. Each participant will be paired with a sponsor from the congregation (tell Rev. Diane if you have someone in mind). To sign up for the next class, email Rev. Diane.
What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus and what discipleship opportunities does UUMC offer? Read Tom Mitchell's blog post here.