Sunday Morning Studies

Following the 10:30 AM worship service, adults gather for classes and discussions on various topics.  Most of the time there is no need to sign up in advance.  Just show up!  Studies are usually led by the Rev. Dr. Don Ashburn and are part of a series lasting from 2-6 weeks.  They meet in the Kettlewell Room (located beneath the Guild Hall), or in the Christian Education Building Chapel. Recent topics have included; studies of the Books of Job, Romans and Revelation, “The Gospel According to U2,” Brian McLaren’s book “The Secret Message of Jesus,” Reza Aslan’s book “Zealot,” the best-selling novel, “The Shack,” “The Practice of Forgiveness,” and “Seeing Ourselves in Those Who Saw Jesus.”

For more information, or to suggest a topic for study, please contact Dr. Ashburn at: 510-547-5700, ext. 105 or

Current Series:

In his best-selling, new book, What is the Bible: How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything Rob Bell opens us to some fascinating, refreshing and relevant ways to read a very old book.  It’s a great discussion starter too.  So, you’re invited to join Rev. Dr. Don Ashburn for a 4-week series of discussions based on Bell’s new book – meeting in the Kettlewell Room from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm on October 15 and 22, November 5 and 12. You don’t need to know anything at all about the Bible to participate. It’d be great to purchase a copy of the book and keep up with the assigned reading.  And, since the book is both thought-provoking and very clearly written, it shouldn’t be hard to do so.

For Sunday, October 22, please read to the end of Part 1.