The mission of the Adult Christian Education Committee is to develop and provide educational opportunities for members of the congregation that will help them grow spiritually, that will respond to needs within the congregation and the wider world, and that will foster growth-seeking questions and a better understanding of our faith.
During the 2018-2019 Christian education year, fifteen classes were offered in the fall and eighteen were offered in the spring, some meeting over the entire year and others meeting on a single Sunday morning, a series of Sunday mornings, or a weekday evening. The committee extends its deepest thanks those who lead or organized an adult Christian education class during the year; their efforts contributed significantly to the spiritual development of members of our congregation: Abe Hostetter, Adrienne Kim Bird, Barbara Deaver, Barry Parks, Beth Hochstetler, Betsy Donohoe, Cheryl Oliver, Chip Sanders, David Garth, David Strider, Derry Wade, Dick Riley, Earle Hilgert, Elizabeth Schlipper, Gail Wiley, Gene Locke, Hal Collums, Jack Townsend, Jim Cauthen, Jim Hassmer, Kathy Redding, Ken Henry, Kobby Hoffman, Leanna Whitmore, Lynn Moore, Lynne Clements, Molly Peck, Peter Gates, Rebecca McGregor, Ron Wiley, Sarah Bedford, Winston Barham and Zanne McDonald.
We were saddened to learn of the passing of Chip Sanders, who worked closely with us and contributed greatly to adult Christian education offerings at Westminster through his faithful leadership of the Contemporary Theology class.
The committee is finalizing the fall schedule of classes and welcomes any comments and suggestions about adult Christian education at Westminster.
Submitted by the Adult Christian Education Committee (Betsy Donohoe, Hal Collums. Jack Townsend, Jana Surdi, Jim Cauthen and Laura Young)