Adult Education

Adult Education

November 2, 9, 16 & 23
Making All Things New: Holy Spirit and Authentic Community
What is the Holy Spirit? How does it relate to how we live together as Christian community? This series looks at the Holy Spirit in Scripture, in history, and in our modern context to provide a fresh way of thinking about the Holy Spirit: as the way that we make meaning together as a community, against the dominant ‘common-sense’ way of thinking that is oppressive and all too popular.
Facilitator: Jeremy Garber is a graduate of the Ph.D. Religious Studies program in Theology, Philosophy, and Cultural Theory at the University of Denver and the Iliff School of Theology. Jeremy received his M.Div. from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Indiana. Dr. Garber’s dissertation was titled “‘Another Way’: The Pneumatology of Deleuzean Minoritarian Communal Interpretation in Scripture, the 16th Century Radical Reformation, and Alternative 21st century Anabaptist Community.”

Adult Education

Contemporary Issues Forum is an adult education class offered on Sundays at 9:15 am with topics that change weekly. 

November 16

End of Life Care: Beginning the Conversation
Gloomy topic? Not really, especially when the presenter is the knowledgeable and vibrant Trish Leary. This conversation can’t begin too early. Whether it is planning for your own care, or whether you are assisting parents or grandparents with their planning, it is vital to know what questions to be asking yourself and what options and resources are available. Bring your questions and expect to come away with loads of good information.
Facilitator: Trish Leary is an end of life care educator and former hospice nurse executive. She served 12 years as Dir. of Professional Education at Rush University Hospice. She now lives in Park Hill and is on the board of A Little Help- a local senior support organization.

November 23
A Washington DC Update with Congresswoman Diana DeGette
We are very pleased to welcome Montview member, Rep. Diana DeGette back to the Forum. She will provide insights into her work in Congress, including updates on pressing issues and will provide plenty of time for questions and answers.
Facilitator: Diana DeGette is the U.S. Representative for Colorado’s 1st congressional district, serving since 1997, and a Chief Deputy Whip. She is a long-time member of the church and a member of our Westminster Choir.

Adult Education

Parenting Forum a track of adult education at Montview specifically for parents of children and teens.

November 2 – 23: Discipline Done Right – Techniques and Strategies for Effective Discipline Practices across Ages.
Drawing from several evidenced based practices, this series will explore techniques and strategies for how to implement consistent and effective discipline practices. The course will discuss common pitfalls as well as provide practical examples of how to apply these skills with children of all ages. The course will incorporate lectures, question and answer segments, and additional resources for continued research.
Facilitator: Aleja Parsons, M.A., is pursuing her PhD as a fourth year graduate student at the University of Denver. Her research interests focus on the intersection of race, culture, and romantic relationships for underserved populations. Her clinical training has included working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.

December 7: Seasoned Parents Panel
Join some of Montview’s “Seasoned Parents” to hear about their “aha!” parenting moments, discipline strategies they found useful, and lessons learned from the early childhood years. There will also be time for parents to enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with each other.

January 11: Promoting Healthy Eating Habits to Last a Lifetime
We will discuss healthy eating choices, coping with picky eating, and strategies to make healthy eating in a busy family easier.
Facilitator: Montview Member Carrie McConnell, MA, RD, Adjunct Nutrition Faculty at Community College of Aurora

Adult Education

Coffee & Conversation
1st Tuesday of the month from 10:00 to 11:30 am 
Meet in the Commons
Facilitator: Russ Wehner
Using video presentations by leading theologians, we will explore and discuss some of the most provocative issues of faith for our times.

Women’s Wednesday Evening Book Study
Interested in thought-provoking discussions on books that will challenge you and help you develop your faith? This book group will allow you to do just that while getting to know a great group of women at Montview. Contact Linda Rumbarger at or 303.525.2917 for more information and schedule.

November 19 from 6:00 to 8:45pm in the McCollum Room
Montview Health Care Professionals
Montview Health Care Professionals, their loved ones, and others interested in health care meet three or four times yearly to share a meal and discuss a topic of great interest. On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, we will gather again in the McCollum Room from 6:00 to 8:45pm. The speaker will be Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, will lead the evening’s discussion on new understandings of how professionalism can guide health care in this era. The health professionals will also get together again February and May of 2015. For further information, please contact Peter Hulac at or 303-388-7400
Facilitator: Dr. Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH is the new director of CU’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities. He is also the Director of the Institute for Ethics of the American Medical Association

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