SCHOOL OF CHRISTIAN LEARNING

 
SUNDAY MORNINGS
 
 CLASSES AVAILABLE
IN-PERSON IN THE GARDEN ROOM AND VIA ZOOM
 
Arrival at 9:00 AM for Fellowship and Coffee
Class starts at 9:15 AM
 
Masks are no longer required but recommended.
 
If you are unable to come to the Garden Room, you will still be able to Zoom into the class.
 
Meeting ID: 886 9579 6902
One tap mobile: +166990091284
 
SUNDAYS, JANUARY 22, 29 & FEBRUARY 5, 2023
SPEAKER:  DR. MARK BAKER
TOPIC:  “RESOLVING POWER STRUGGLES”
Did Jesus have a psychology of power? Most people think personal power is the ability to have control over others, but Jesus modeled for us how to have authority with them. Marital conflicts, power struggles, leadership challenges, and a wide range of other personal difficulties can be resolved more effectively by following his example. Join us as we take a psychological look at the subject of power based upon the lessons and lifestyle of the most effective teacher in all of history.
 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

FEBRUARY 12:  DR. GARY SATTLER
TOPIC: “John Calvin: Patriarch of Presbyterianism”
“Our minds cannot find calm repose until we arrive at the unmerited love of God.” 
This was the very core of the Protestant Reformation and of the man who inspired Presbyterianism. The Swiss theologian and pastor John Calvin has been characterized as an uptight crank. That’s correct. But did you know he also negotiated an increase in his wine budget?  We will take a look at this complex figure in Church history and the ideas that he promoted that ended up with us – Presbyterians.
 
FEBRUARY 19:  NO SCL – (WOMEN’S MINISTRY RETREAT)
 
FEBRUARY 26:  NO SCL – (CONGREGATIONAL MEETING & BRUNCH)
 
MARCH 5:  DR. GARY SATTLER
TOPIC: “Is Anybody Listening?”
Paul Tillich wrote, “The first duty of love is to listen.”  There is a big difference between hearing and listening.  When I know my wife, Lynn, is talking, I am hearing her; when I know what kind of day she had, I am listening to her.  In his book, The Lost Art of Listening, Michael Nichols writes, “Listening is so basic that we take it for granted. Unfortunately, most of us think of ourselves as better listeners than we really are.”  This morning we will take (a potentially painful, hopefully helpful) look at what good listening looks like, and what it asks of us.  In advance, thanks for listening!
 

SCL ARCHIVES

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2023
RABBI MICHAEL GOTLIEB
“The Books of Samuel” – Part 3

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 2023
RABBI MICHAEL GOTLIEB
“The Books of Samuel” – Part 4

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2022
RABBI MICHAEL GOTLIEB
“The Books of Samuel” – Part 1

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2022
RABBI MICHAEL GOTLIEB
“The Books of Samuel” – Part 2

SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2022
DR. SARAH EMANUEL
“New Testament Gospel of Mark” -Part 1

 
 
SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2022
DR. SARAH EMANUEL
“New Testament Gospel of Mark” – Part 2

SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2022
DR. SARAH EMANUEL
“New Testament Gospel of Mark”  -Part 3
SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2022
REV. DR. GARY SATTLER
“Introduction to the Reformation”

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2022
REV. DR. GARY SATTLER
“Martin Luther, Reformer”

SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2022
REV. DR. GARY SATTLER
“Zwingli and the Anabaptists”

MAY 1, 2022
RABBI MICHAEL GOTLIEB
 

SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2022
REV. DR. JEFF SIKER
“Letting Paul Be Paul”
Part 1 of 2

 
 
SUNDAY, MAY 15, 202
REV. DR. JEFF SIKER
“Letting Paul Be Paul”
Part 2 of 2

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2022
REV. DR. MIKE HARBERT
“The Importance of Vision and Knowing How Our Body Communicates”
Part 1 of 3-Part Series
 

SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2022
REV. DR. MIKE HARBERT
“The Cycle of Transformative Living”

Part 2 of 3-Part Series

SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2022
REV. DR. MIKE HARBERT
“The Importance of Grace and Feedback”
 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 2022
DR. MARK BAKER
‘Managing Your Emotions in the Time of Pandemic”
Part 1 of 3
 

 
 
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 30, 2022
DR. MARK BAKER
‘Managing Your Emotions in the Time of Pandemic”
Part 2 of 3

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2022
DR. MARK BAKER
‘Managing Your Emotions in the Time of Pandemic”
Part 3 of 3

SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2022
REV. DR. JEFF SIKER
“Earliest Jewish Christianities: From Us to Paul and the Gospels and back Again”
Part 1 of 2
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2022
REV. DR. JEFF SIKER
“Earliest Jewish Christianities: From Us to Paul and the Gospels and back Again”
Part 2 of 2
 
 

 
SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2021
REV. LORA EAST
“Who is My Neighbor?”
Part 1 of 4

SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2021
REV. LORA EAST
“Who is My Neighbor?”
Part 2 of 4

SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2021
REV. LORA EAST
“Who is My Neighbor?”
Part 3 of 4

SUNDAY, AUG 1, 2021
REV. LORA EAST
“Who is My Neighbor?”
Part 4 of 4

SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2021
REV. DR. GRACE PARK
Part 1 “Our Human, Broken Hearts”
 

SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 2021
REV. DR. GRACE PARK
Part 2 “Taking Care of Our Human Broken Hearts”

SUNDAY, JUNE 6, 2021
Rev. Dr. Mike Harbert
PART 1 OF 2
Topic: Experiencing the Life we Long For
How do we experience the life we long for? How do we experience all Jesus promised
when he said: “My sheep know my voice and follow me” (John 10:3,5,27). In these two
weeks we will unpack how to experience a “conversational relationship” with Jesus that
opens us to finding the life we desire.
 

 
SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2021
Rev. Dr. Mike Harbert
PART 2 OF 2
Topic: Experiencing the Life we Long For
How do we experience the life we long for? How do we experience all Jesus promised
when he said: “My sheep know my voice and follow me” (John 10:3,5,27). In these two
weeks we will unpack how to experience a “conversational relationship” with Jesus that
opens us to finding the life we desire.
 

May 23, 2021 – PART 1 OF 2
Speaker:  Gary Sattler, ThD, PsyD

Topic: “TRAUMA”
Trauma is a word we hear frequently these days: the Rev. Dr. Gary Sattler, a research psychoanalyst, retired Presbyterian minister and seminary professor, will help us think about what trauma is, its effects, and ways of responding, both with others and ourselves.

 

 

May 30, 2021 – PART 2 OF 2
Speaker:  Gary Sattler, ThD, PsyD
Topic: “FORGIVENESS”
What does it mean to forgive? Are we to “forgive and forget?”  Does it mean to just be nice?  Gary Sattler will be with us again this week to explore what forgiveness means, how God thinks about it, and what we should expect of ourselves (and perhaps hope for from others).
 

 
 

SCHOOL OF CHRISTIAN LEARNING ARCHIVES

OCTOBER 2020 – MAY 2021
 
 
CLICK THE ARCHIVE BUTTON ABOVE FOR ANY OF THESE EXCELLENT SCL CLASSES.
 
MARCH 7, 15 & 21, 2021
REV. DR. TOM TEWELL
TOPIC: THE GOSPEL OF LUKE
 
FEBRUARY 14, 21 & 28, 2021
REV. DR. LEE CERLING
TOPIC: GLORY & GRACE
 
JANUARY 24, 31 & FEBRUARY 7, 2021
DR. MARK BAKER
TOPIC: MANAGING YOUR EMOTIONS FOR A HEALTHIER LIFE
 
JANUARY 17, 2021
REV. DR. JUDY SIKER
TOPIC: BREAD AND WATER FOR THE JOURNEY
 
JANUARY 10, 2021
REV. DR. LAURA ROBINSON HARBERT
TOPIC: WEEDING OUT JUDGEMENT – LOOK FOR THE PARABLE OF THE WEEDS AND THE WHEAT
 
DECEMBER 13 & 20, 2020
REV. DR. TOM TEWELL
DISCIPLESHIP IN THE INSTANT SOCIETY: A STUDY OF THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
 
DECEMBER 6, 2020
RABBI MICHAEL GOTLIEB
TOPIC: THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS
 
NOVEMBER 29, 2020
REV. DR. LAURA ROBINSON HARBERT
TOPIC: LOVE IN THE AGE OF POLARIZATION
 
NOVEMBER, 15, 2020
DR. MARK BAKER
TOPIC: HOW TO BE EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY DURING THE COVID ISOLATION
 
OCTOBER 4 & 11, 2020
REV. DR. JUDY SIKER
TOPIC: HOPE AND JESUS & JUSTICE