Adult Religious Education
Great World Religions: Islam
RE Committee is presenting a six part lecture/discussion on Islam. The
program consists of DVD lectures by Dr. John Esposito, professor of
Islamic Studies at Georgetown University, followed by questions and
discussion. Each session will include two 30-minute DVD lectures by
Professor Esposito followed by 30-45 minutes follow up questions and
DATES: October 12, 19, 26 and November 2, 9, 16.
Please note these dates are all Wednesdays.
TIME: 7pm -- 9pm
PLACE: Harmony Hall
Open to all members and friends of the Murray Church community. You are
encouraged to bring a notebook and pen. Some handouts will be given.
QUESTIONS: If you have any questions, please contact
Len Yutkins at email@example.com or call 508-226-3109.
Topic: Islam Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Topic: The Five Pillars of Islam
Topic: Muhammad - Prophet and Statesman
Topic: God's Word - the Quranic Worldview
Topic: The Muslim Community - Faith and Politics
Topic: Paths to God - Islamic Law and Mysticism
Topic: Islamic Revivalism - Renewal and Reform
Topic: The Contemporary Resurgence of Islam
Topic: Islam at the Crossroads
Topic: Women and Change in Islam
Topic: Islam in the West
Topic: The Future of Islam
2. Oct. 22:
Leadership Development Workshops Begin
All are welcome
to attend three Leadership Development Workshops beginning Saturday,
October 22nd from 8:30 am -- noon, in the John Murray Room. Additional
Saturday workshops will be held on January 14th and March 18th. Rev.
Gretchen will continue to use materials from the UUA's "Harvest the
Power" leadership curriculum, so all who attended last year's workshops
are invited to continue with this year's new curriculum. Newcomers are
welcome, especially any interested high school youth who are interested
in leadership training. Childcare available if we have 3 children or
Please contact LaChelle Barton, our office administrator,
at 508-222-0505 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
to let her know if you would like to attend, or need childcare.
3. Small Group Ministry Starting Up in October
you looking for some spiritual deepening? Rev. Gretchen and our
Minister Emerita Rev. Sandra will be leading monthly small group
listening circles based on the Soul Matters curriculum, beginning in
October. Each month, participants will receive and reflect on some
readings and provocative questions around a particular theme, and come
to group prepared to share their reflections. We will use Parker
Palmer's circle of trust model to create a safe listening circle
environment where people are free to share what is true for them without
fear of interruption or correction. Both daytime and evening groups
will be offered. Folks of all ages, from high school up, are welcome to
join a group. Group sizes must be limited to 8 to 10 people, so all who
wish to share can have a chance to be heard.
Please let our office administrator LaChelle Barton
know if you are interested in joining a group, and please specify
whether you prefer a day time or evening class. LaChelle can be reached
at email@example.com or 508-222-0505.
refer to the Murray Notes newsletter for
other Adult Religious Education opportunities.