Education: Adults

Study with Pastor Jim: Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad.

These four persons are among the most important in religious history…if not history, per se. They are remembered for the examples of their lives, their insights into the human condition and their thoughts on ultimate reality. In this course we’ll examine these four figures separately and comparatively in an effort to grasp the essential features of their lives. We shall learn to appreciate the similarities and differences of their messages.

We’ll examine what it means to live a noble life that cultivates the qualities of wisdom and compassion, and allowing our minds to settle in our own religious tradition and restore itself. Finally, we will consider the implications of this study for addressing the “problems” of religious pluralism.

Each class begins with a 30-minute presentation by Professor Mark W. Muesse, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Asian Studies at Rhodes College. He recently received the coveted Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Teaching.

Join us, beginning January 10, for a new, relevant and exciting study Confucius, Buddha, Jesus, and Mohammad.

Connections Sunday School Class The Connections class will begin 2016 with a study on “the secret to a joy-filled life.” The material is from the book by Tom Newberry entitled The 4:8 Principle. which is based on the passage Philippians 4:8. According to Newberry, “By applying this verse to their daily lives, my clients started amplifying the joy they experienced in their marriage, with their parenting and in their life as a whole.”

All are welcome to attend and begin the new calendar year with this study. Advance preparation is not required. The class starts January 3 and will go until Lent. It meets in the Chapel from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings and is led by Karen and Andy Briscoe.


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Trinity United Methodist Church is located in McLean, VA. Our weekly worship services are on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays at noon. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. for children and adults. Children up to 6th grade are also invited to Children's Education during the 10:30 service. Adult Bible Study also occurs on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please visit our website for more information.

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