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Adult Sunday School

2018-2019 Theme: “Shalom”

Sundays, 9:30am, Upper Room

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

Every Sunday, when we sing these words to one another as a benediction, we are offering a blessing of shalom: may God’s peace, shalom, be with you. While “peace” is perhaps the most well-known definition, in fact this Hebrew word has a variety of different meanings, from soundness and contentment to welfare and friendship.

Throughout the coming months, we’ll explore many different meanings of shalom together, and discuss how we can cultivate it: as individuals, as a church, a city, a whole world. To kick off our study, we’ll begin with a five-week series looking at shalom as “peace and health,” and explore some spiritual practices for how to cultivate these individually.

Sept. 16 – Oct. 21:

Spiritual Practices for Cultivating Shalom:

Topics include the Wheel of Health, a tool of Duke Integrative Medicine; honoring the body; hospitality and community; study and prayer; and keeping the Sabbath. Led by: Pastor Jen and members of the Christian Formation Board.

** We will break on Oct. 7 for a special Intergenerational Sunday School gathering.

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