HACKBERRY U - Learning together, One class at a time Our goal at HCC is to make Adult Sunday School the place that everyone wants to be for an hour each Sunday morning. Every quarter we will offer a variety of courses designed to appeal to both new or longtime participants. We invite you to visit a class or two each session, then make a commitment to attend for the remaining weeks. It is our hope that we will all increase in knowledge, mature in faith and grow in fellowship.
HackU Summer Class Fantasy Isn't Always Fiction: The biblical story, our all-too-real lives, and how fiction helps us in reality June 11-August 27, 2017, Rooms 211-221
When is fantasy not fantasy? When is it closer to reality than the lives we actually live? How can fantasy shed light on our daily lives and how to live more faithfully, more effectively? What do we learn from fantasy that sheds light on the biblical narrative, and encourages and equips us to connect the Big God story, our daily lives, and the fantasy of the Chronicles of Narnia? We’ll explore the Bible story, fiction, notably The Chronicles of Narnia and other fiction, and how they help to live in “real time” Instructors: Dale Patterson and the Adult Ed Team
Newcomer's Class This class is open to anyone who has questions about HCC or Presbyterianism, in general. The class is led by Pastor Dale Patterson and includes visits by ministry leaders so that you can learn more about the life and work of HCC and opportunities for involvement. This is a great opportunity to get to know other newcomers to HCC. All new members are encouraged to attend. Instructor: Pastor Dale
GiftEd What if you possessed a gift your entire life, hidden from you, but perhaps obvious to others? Discover how God has gifted each of us with unique abilities, interests, experiences, gifts, and personality, perfectly calibrated for our particular circumstance, life journey, and relationships. GiftEd is a lively and interactive six-week course offered periodically throughout the year, a course to learn about our spiritual gifts and to be equipped to use those gifts in ministry. The class is offered at HCC during the adult education hour. Alan and Paula Messimer speak about how to discover the unique tools and spiritual gifts God has given us. One of the tools used can be found at http://archive.elca.org/evangelizingchurch/assessments/ Class size is limited, so sign up in the Narthex, contact the church office.