What Sunday School can tell us about young people’s thinking processes:Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 9:45am Jane Offut, St. Paul’s Parishioner and retired Reading Specialist, Mt. Lebanon Public Schools and developer of the ACCOMPLISH READING app. Jesus uses parables and allegorical stories to help his listeners (educated and uneducated) understand difficult ideas."The Prodigal Son," for instance, tells a story which inferences love and redemption, two ideas unfamiliar to the Israelites who believed in laws and rules. Similarly, as young people learn Bible stories and Jesus’ teachings, they are challenged to learn new ideas and to progressively understand abstract ideas.This forum will focus on how working to understand new and abstract ideas can lead to new areas of knowledge. It will also focus on how parents can enjoy helping children develop thinking processes.
A Biblical Approach to Healthy Eating: Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 9:45am Gailya Woodyard, St. Paul’s Parishioner and Certified Naturopathic Wellness Coach Have you noticed over the years that the global food production system is failing? With so much complicated and conflicting information on the foods we eat, it’s so hard to know what’s best.My approach and in this presentation I am integrating the spirit with the use of bible verses, to enhance our minds to get better nutrition, which will result in a healthier body.
What to say when you don't know what to say: Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 9:45am The Reverend Laura Di Panfilo, Assistant Rector Do you ever find it hard to offer words of kindness or encouragement when friends and loved ones are in a state of shock, perhaps after they have lost a job or a loved one? This Adult Forum, on January 19th at 9:45, will discuss how to be present with others in their suffering.
Calvary Camp Sunday activities: Sunday, January 26 at 9:45am. Join us on this Calvary Camp Sunday for intergenerational Camp games and jeopardy. Join in the fun this day celebrating Calvary Camp across the generations.
Words in Time: Thou Shalt: Sunday, February 2 at 9:45am. Dr. Sarah Downey, St. Paul’s parishioner and Professor of English at California University of PA. Most of us no longer use “thou” or “shall” in everyday speech, so hearing “thou shalt” in historical Bible translations can lead us to imagine a forbidding, authoritarian past. This presentation explores more positive associations of “thou” and “shall” at the times when they were used, delving into related topics such as the origins of the English future tense, the St. Paul’s Bylaws, and why the plural pronoun “yinz” has so much staying power.