Adult Sunday School
Adult Sunday School is guided by Kathie Northway on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. This class focuses on studying the Bible as the inspired word of God, a collection of books and letters written by individuals seeking to understand their relationship with God and God’s love for them through narratives and stories of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Narrative, historical, feminist, and other lenses are used to understand the complexities of each book and letter better. If you are looking for a study of the biblical texts and how their lessons apply to your life, this is the class for you. This class is dialogical with heavy student involvement.
Take 5 for Mental Health
In just 30 minutes, learn something new and empowering about mental health by participating in our Take 5 for Mental Health class. Held after worship on the first Sunday of each month in the library, this short class brings community members, experts, and videos together to share stories and discuss critical mental health topics. Recent topics include such as: understanding the warning signs of a stroke, the co-occurrence of mental health challenges and substance use disorders, and mental health resources for LGBTQIA youth.
Membership and Inquiry Class
Once a year, special classes are held for friends of the congregation to learn more about Mountain View United’s identity as a Progressive Christian congregation rooted in belonging, justice, and inclusion ministries. Participants meet congregation leaders and the clergy team to learn about the nuts and bolts of community life. As well, participants identify their gifts and interests and how these fit into the life of our beloved community.
Every Advent, the four weeks before Christmas, Wednesday evening Advent Gatherings are held to prepare ourselves and our beloved community for the birth of Jesus. We have studied a wide range of topics, including contemplative spirituality, reflected upon the characters of the Nativity, and read books from leading theologians.
Every Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday through Palm Sunday, Wednesday Lenten Gatherings are held to prepare ourselves and our community for the death and resurrection of Jesus. We often read books by leading theologians and scholars, including Rev. Walter Brueggemann, Dianna Butler Bass, and Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. To find out more about the MHFA classes offered by Mountain View United, contact Pastor Amy.