Faith Formation with Adults

A variety of classes and groups are offered throughout the year to meet the varied needs and interests of members and friends. These include theological and biblical studies, book groups, and classes that cover topics such as social issues, environmental concerns, problems in the U.S. and around the world, preparation for church trips, and other topics that merit our attention. A connection with our faith, though not always explicitly stated, is always implied.

Sundays: Depth and Breadth

"Evolution of the Word"

Little River member, Janet Mackey, leads an 8-part discussion of Marcus Borg's Evolution of the Word, which examines the books of the New Testament in the order they were written. The discussion focuses on the seven authentic letters of Paul and will be held every Sunday from January 14 to March 4 at 9:00 am in Room 8. Copies of the book are available in the church library and online. All are welcome!

Monday Morning Bible Study

The Monday morning Bible study class features a weekly video followed by discussion of the Bible and related biblical studies topics. In 2018 the group will discuss "The History of Christianity Part II: From the Reformation to the Modern Megachurch."

The varied backgrounds of the class members contribute significantly to the discussion. The class meets from September through May.

Lenten Soup Supper and Discussion Series

In 2017, the Board of Christian Education Adult Education Committee and the Board of Deacons hosted a soup supper and discussion series Sundays in Lent. Attendees spent time reflecting on our congregation's sixty years of ministry in Annandale, in Fairfax County, in Virginia, and throughout the world. Each session was shaped by the newsletters, annual reports, photographs, and historic items lovingly tended in our church archive.