SEX & RELATIONSHIPS
Led by RealOptions, 8:30am
Adults meet in the Chapel, Youth in the Youth Room
March 3, 10, 17
We have three goals with this class. The first is to prepare and inform parents on the subject of sex and relationships. The second is to help foster discussion between parents and their children The third is to provide students or parents who have unresolved issues with sex and relationships, a space to begin healing.
3/3 Session One: The Value of Life - This class will cover basic human development and abortion resources. Our presenter will share their personal story. This class is open for all adults and youth* and meets in the Chapel.
3/10 Session Two: Culture - Helping Youth/Adults Discern Cultural Messages and how to respond with healthy relationships. This class will separate Adults and Youth with specific presenters for each group, with information tailored for each group. Adults will meet in the Chapel while Youth will meet in the Youth Room.
3/17 Session Three: Technology - Helping Youth/Adults understand how sex and relationships interact with technology. This will have elements on Cyber Safety, pornography/purity, cyber bullying, sexting, and more. This class will separate Adults and Youth with specific presenters for each group, with information tailored for each group. Adults will meet in the Chapel while Youth will meet in the Youth Room.
UNDERSTANDING WORLD RELIGIONS
Led by John Lunsford, 8:30am
Meeting in the Chapel
Understanding World Religions is a 26-week course using the format of approximately 20 minute videos followed by class discussion and connecting the new knowledge for understanding our possible neighbors. Our valley is filled with emigrants and temporary workers from countries and cultures that we are sometimes ignorant about. We are sometimes hesitant to open conversations with them concerned that we might offend them or cannot find anything in common with them.
This course could increase your understanding of what they believe and why they believe it. Empathy is difficult when we have little understanding of how others might think of our beliefs and/or culture. We might be able to connect with them following the examples of evangelism in Acts of finding connections which could give us an opening to share our truth and relationship with God.
I Corinthians 9:22 encourages us to understand those around us at work and in our neighborhoods. I recently read a comment on this subject and the author gave this bottom line example. “Granted that we should be hospitable to (fill in the blank)s, what exactly should we say to them once they’re over for dinner?”
Come and learn. We will be spending approximately three to four weeks on each of the following:
FEBRUARY -- Islam