Current and Upcoming Classes

Just Mercy | Book-study

Starting January 9th  |  Sundays at 9:00 am  (6 weeks)

 

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption is written by Bryan Stevenson, lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). From the EJI website:

 

An unforgettable true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to end mass incarceration in America — from one of the most inspiring lawyers of our time. Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit law office in Montgomery, Alabama, dedicated to defending the poor, the incarcerated, and the wrongly condemned. Just Mercy tells the story of EJI, from the early days with a small staff facing the nation’s highest death sentencing and execution rates, through a successful campaign to challenge the cruel practice of sentencing children to die in prison, to revolutionary projects designed to confront Americans with our history of racial injustice. One of EJI’s first clients was Walter McMillian, a young Black man who was sentenced to die for the murder of a young white woman that he didn’t commit. The case exemplifies how the death penalty in America is a direct descendant of lynching — a system that treats the rich and guilty better than the poor and innocent.

 

This book club will have open and honest conversations about the events and themes of this book, as well as our role as a Church to help fight injustice. 

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The mission of the Adult Faith Academy (AFA) is to foster lifelong learning about God, self, and all of creation, empowering Christians to effectively proclaim and serve Christ… locally and throughout the world.  It is the vision of AFA to:

  • Present information that will touch the head, heart, and actions of a diverse community of adult learners, in ways relevant to life today.
     

  • Inform, form and transform adults as they grow in their relationship with God and each other, living as examples of Jesus Christ.
     

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the Bible as we explore intellectually and spiritually challenging faith issues.