At UCC Burlington, we believe that faith formation is a life-long endeavor. Our relationships with God and our understanding of Christianity never stop evolving and growing. Because of this, it’s a priority for us to have opportunities to gather together outside of Sunday morning to engage the Bible and relevant current topics in conversation with our faith. Our Pastor, Rev. Angela Wells, leads our Adult Education program, occasionally assisted by a co-leader. The sessions are usually about 6 weeks long. We have one session in the fall (around September/October) and we offer another series in the spring (this usually coordinates with Lent, the 40-day season before Easter).

Here is a sampling of recent Adult Education books that we’ve read together:

Spring 2013: The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions, by Marcus Borg and N.T. Wright

Fall 2014: Exploring the Bible: Introducing the Old Testament, by Rev. Anne Robertson

Advent 2014: All I Really Want: Readings for a Modern Christmas, by Quinn G. Caldwell

Spring 2015: Exploring the Bible: Introducing the New Testament, by Rev. Anne Robertson

Fall 2015: Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Spring 2016: Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande

If you are interested in participating in future Adult Education opportunities and would like to be notified of upcoming series, please email Rev. Wells at Additionally, if there’s a specific topic that you’d like to explore or if you have a book suggestion, she is always open to input and ideas.