Adult Study Group

Central United's Adult Study Group was founded in 2000. We are a community of committed people who are curious and passionate about exploring and developing our individual spiritual journeys. We are also committed to addressing social and environmental issues - local, national and global. This group, whose membership has evolved to include people beyond Central's congregation, meets every Friday from 10:00 am to noon (September to May) in the Fellowship Room. Lively discussions are sure to happen. Fun, laughter and, most importantly, friendship are always present when we meet.

Over the years, we have explored the ideas and reflections of theologians, philosophers and thinkers, using a variety of media. (See list below)

The group's guiding values are: love, justice and compassion for all. Reading and discussion are essential for our spiritual journeys, but true growth requires action. We support a number of local, national and international aid organizations. Through the auspices of KIVA (a non-profit organization established to alleviate world poverty), we help make micro-loans available to recipients in underdeveloped parts of the world.

In summary, we continue to focus on living lives that reflect our spiritual journeys, and on contributing both time and resources to our local community as well as to humanitarian issues further away.

For more information, please contact the church office at: 902-634-4035.

Adult Study Group -- Book List -- Over the Years

1. A Fair Country: telling truths about Canada by John Ralston Saul

2. The Love Song of Queenie Hennessy by Rachel Joyce

3. The Power of Myth (video and book) by Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers

4. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry / Rachel Joyce

5. Sophie's World / Jostein Gaarder

6. With or without God / Gretta Vosper
7. Three Cups of Tea / Greg Mortenson
8. I Shall not Hate / Izzeldin Abuelaish
9. Good Without God / Greg Epstein
10. God is Not One / Stephen Prothero
11. The Gospel of Thomas / Ron Miller
12. Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas / Elaine Pagels
13. An Open Heart / The Dalai Lama
14. Tomorrow's God / Lloyd Geering
15. Is Christianity Going Anywhere?  / Lloyd Geering
16. Fundamentalism: The Challenge of the New World / Lloyd Geering
17. The Greening of Christianity / Lloyd Geering
18. Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time / Marcus Borg
19. Eternal Life: A New Vision / John Shelby Spong
20. The Sins of Scripture / John Shelby Spong
21. A New Christianity for a New World / John Shelby Spong
22. Why Christianity Must Change or Die / John Shelby Spong
23. When Breath Becomes Air / Paul Kalanithi
Recent films and audio presentations:
1.  A variety of TED talks, news articles and current events.
2.  Carl Jung - audio presentation, The Darkness of Self
3.  The Walrus Talks - Spirituality (Co-hosted by the United Church Observer)
4.   Documentary film: My Brother the Terrorist
5.   Award-winning document, The Lady in Room 6
6.  Temple Grandin
7.  On the Line
8.   A Class Divided
9.   The Rabbit Proof Fence
10.  The Gods Must Be Crazy
As a group, we also "did" Living Questions (DVD) and prepared a new draft, Statement of Faith, which we
submitted to the United Church of Canada.








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136 Cumberland St.
PO Box 27
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia  B0J 2C0

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