Religious Education

On this page you will find the notecards for our classes at First UCC Second Life.  The notecards are organized by class and appear in the order in which they are used.  Generally, there is one notecard for each week the class meets.  All times are Second Life Time (SLT) which is identical to U.S. Pacific.

Our Bible and book study classes use seminary level material and are designed for the mature learner.  We do that in an effort to help our friends and members cultivate the tools needed to do Bible and religious topics study on their own.  We also believe that the underlying meanings in the ancient texts are best discovered in their historical and cultural context.  The classes are designed, however, to be a fun experience of discovery and no previous Bible study, religion study or experience is necessary.  Nor is it necessary to attend every week, although we suggest trying to attend regularly for the best experience and the greatest learning.  Each class is offered multiple times during the week to maximize, as much as we can, opportunities to participate.

A complete day and time schedule of classes, worship, and other events can be found on our calendar page.

Notes for all our classes not currently being offered are archived here.

 Third Reconstruction Discussion Group - Starts September 27th

The group will meet on Thursdays at 5 pm.

We will host a series of discussions over 2 months using a UCC Devotional resource based on the work of the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, founder of the Moral Mondays movement and the Poor People's Campaign. We'll talk about the Bible and social justice; about principals of God's beloved community that transcend categories like white or black, Republican or Democrat; and consider the ways in which all of this plays out in our own communities. 

You can use the link below to download a pdf copy of the devotional:

Notecards with each week's information will also be available at each session.

Discussion 1 Discussion 2 Discussion 3 Discussion 4
Discussion 5 Discussion 6 Discussion 7 Discussion 8

Romans - Starts October 22nd

The class has two sections each week: Mondays at 11 am or Wednesdays at 4 pm.

All roads lead to Rome as the saying goes.  That certainly seemed true in some respects in the ancient world.  Paul's letter to the church at Rome leads us into the collection of Pauline writings.  Written in the midst of his church-planting ministry, Romans is regarded as Paul's masterpiece.

Session 1 - Background Romans 1-4 Romans 5-8 Romans 9-11 Romans 12-16
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