This group values open discussion, mutual support, acceptance of diverse people, and involvement in social ministries. With varied ages but tilting toward younger adults, we begin our time together with reflective prayer practices, then explore questions of faith, biblical interpretation, and cultural relevance.
This large group of diverse ages values questions, discussion, active service projects, and mutual care and support. Our discussions often follow the Revised Common Lectionary as we explore how biblical texts matter to us and our world.
This group seeks community through study, service, and shared life experiences. We range in age, with many empty nesters who have not yet retired. We often choose multiweek biblical and topical studies and enjoy shared service projects and social gatherings.
This intergenerational class uses scripture, theology, and current issues as starting places for lively discussion. In 2019-20, the class will begin with a Living the Questions series entitled "Saving Jesus," in which numerous scholars, ministers, and teachers attempt to connect the biblical Jesus with today' s Christian challenges. The following video series will feature Amy Jill-Levine on "Great Figures of the New Testament."
This larger class of mostly retired adults offers vigorous exploration of scripture texts and their present relevance and challenge. Our curriculum explores biblical themes, at times drawing from the rhythms of the lectionary and the seasons. Social gatherings in members' homes extend our fun and fellowship.
The Barnabas class is welcoming to newcomers and supportive of one another. Ranging in age from 30ish to 50-something, group members have varied backgrounds. We share thought-provoking discussions about the complexities of faith and life prompted by the Bible and other sources.
The warm and loving Mary Martha class consists of women "of a certain age" who eagerly study the Bible in light of God's guidance and our life experiences, seeking to live out God's love. This vibrant group of women is one of Knollwood's longest-standing Sunday school classes, full of wisdom and experience.
With a lively mix of retired and not-yet-retired members—but open to all adults—this class enjoys vigorous teaching and serious Bible study, often following the Lectionary. We bring biblical teaching into the challenging arena of 21st-century living.
This class of mature, retired adults has a distinguished Knollwood history. Teachers alternate leading the study of the Bible and other topics as the class also reflects on the spiritual gifts and challenges of our life stage. Since the Roddick class combined with the Discovery class in 2016, we have enjoyed enhanced leadership and membership.