Adult Religious Education
At 9:30 AM on Sunday mornings HVUUC has two Adult RE classes for you to choose from. Both classes enjoy a wide variety of topics throughout the church year. Classes are held in the Religious Education Zone (REZ), the building on the hill to the left of the sanctuary.
If you have questions regarding Adult RE, please contact our Director of Religious Education at DRE@hvuuc.org
Adult RE I
Meditation Hall in the REZ (upstairs)
How Jesus Became God
Beginning March 4, 2018
by Bart Ehrman
The early Christian claim that Jesus of Nazareth was God completely changed the course of Western civilization. What exactly happened, such that Jesus came to be considered God? To ask this question is to delve into a fascinating, multilayered historical puzzle - one that offers a richly illuminating look into the origins of the Western worldview and the theological underpinnings of our civilization. This fundamental historical question and its complex answer speak penetratingly to the spiritual impulses, concerns, and beliefs that have played a seminal role in our world, even as they reveal the foundation of history's most global religious movement, and fresh insights into the Western world's single most influential human being. Tackling all of these matters and more, Great Courses favorite Professor Ehrman returns with the unprecedented historical inquiry of How Jesus Became God . In 24 provocative lectures, Professor Ehrman takes you deep into the process by which the divinity of Jesus was first conceived by his followers, demonstrating how this conception was refined over time to become the core of the Christian theology. A distinguished scholar of Christianity and New York Times best-selling author, Professor Ehrman develops the inquiry with meticulous research and in-depth analysis of texts. In these lectures, Ehrman reveals that the theological understanding of Jesus as God came about through a complex series of factors and events, each of which must be understood in order to grasp this most extraordinary and historically pivotal story. In the enthralling inquiry of How Jesus Became God Professor Ehrman lays bare the diverse elements that combined to produce both an astonishing true-life story and one of history's most significant developments. Join a renowned biblical scholar in grappling with this pivot.
Adult RE #1 usually meets even when other RE classes are cancelled. If in doubt please email Betty Berry for confirmation: AdultRE1@hvuuc.org
Adult RE II
Emerson room in the REZ (second room on your right)
Circle of Trees
Beginning March 18, 2018
Circle of Trees is a multigenerational program of eight workshops that nurture deep connection with trees, nature, and all of earth’s living creatures. The program uses trees as an entry point to understand and connect with life on earth. Across many cultures, trees are recognized as a symbol for life on earth—for example, the biblical Tree of Life.