We’ve started a new DVD/discussion series at Coffee and Conversation.  From the Great Courses offerings we are studying “The Lives of Great Christians”.  This 23 week series explores the life of Christians from the first century into the 21st century focusing on how they are practicing their lives as Christians. This course discusses the varied ways in which they seek to live the life modeled and prescribed by Jesus during his earthly ministry.
We begin our gathering each week in the church kitchen at 9:30 am for coffee and conversation and then adjourn for teaching and discussion from 10-11 am in the Hoxie lounge.  Each week’s discussion will stand on it’s own.  So come for all or come when you can.  Here is a listing of the lectures by William R. Cook, distinguished teaching professor of history, and the planned dates.

Augustine                                                                                      November 13, 2015
St. Patrick and the Conversion of Ireland                      November 20, 2015
St. Benedict and His Rule                                                      December 11, 2015
Leo IX, Gregory VII, and the Church Reform              December 18, 2015
Bernard of Clairvaux and Monastic Reform                  January 8, 2016
Francis of Assisi                                                                         January15, 2016
Claire of Assisi                                                                            January 22, 2016
Catherine of Siena                                                                     January 29, 2016
Berdardino of Siena                                                                 February 5, 2016
John Hus and the Hussites                                                   February 12, 2016
Thomas Moore                                                                          February 19, 2016
Martin Luther                                                                            February 26, 2016
John Wesley and the Origins of Methodism                 March 4, 2016
The Monks of Mount Athos                                                March 11, 2016
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Maximilian Kolbe                  March 18, 2016
Damien of Molokai and Teresa of Calcutta                    March 25, 2016
From Slavery to Martin Luther King                                April 1, 2016
Gustav Gutierrez and Liberation Theology                   April 8, 2016
Defining the Christian Life                                                    April 15, 2016