Congregation at Duke Chapel


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On Sunday mornings during the academic year, adults meet for the Adult Forum from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m in the lowest level of the Divinity School. With a variety of guest speakers, the Adult Forum offers presentations and discussions on a wide range of topics. The thought-provoking topics include Biblical studies, current social issues and the work of mission agencies. Adult Forum meets in room 0012 of the Westbrook Building.

September 10, 2017 The Rev. Dr. Carol Gregg, Pastor to the Congregation Sustainability & Community
September 17, 2017 Marsha Altmeyer, Congregation member Transformation from Loss to Glory
September 24, 2017 Christopher Ross, Congregation member The Golden Rule: 24 Karat or Gold-Plated?
October 1, 2017 Peter Norris, Congregation member Meister Eckhart and the Eternal Birth: Sermon One (in both the Walshe and Pfeiffer translations)
October 8, 2017 Gina Upchurch, Founder & Executive Director of Senior PharmAssist Medicare Updates and Senior PharmAssist: Why should we care?
October 15, 2017 Laura Wind, Lutheran Campus Pastor Bones and Beer: A reflection on Martin Luther and Katerina von Bora seen through the eyes of Duke Lutherans

We have been quite fortunate to have many inspiring messages and challenging words brought to our class by our peer leaders and by internationally recognized experts and theologians. Might you wish to scan our growing list of those who have previously led our class to remember a topic upon which you hunger to hear more?

Sunday Morning Bible Study

Please join the Congregation’s Divinity School Intern, Denise Noble, in a ten-week Bible study on the book of Judges. The class will be held on Sundays September 17 through November 19 at 9:45 a.m. in Westbrook 0015, located in the lowest level of the Divinity School.

Lectionary Bible Study

For many years members have gathered to discuss the Sunday lectionary texts. The lectionary study meets on the first Friday of the month at 10:00 am in the library at The Forest at Duke, 2701 Pickett, Durham. Participants explore the history, context, and meaning of the text.  This study is open to all who wish to come, regardless of residency at The Forest at Duke.

Disciple Classes

The Congregation has a history of offering an in-depth Bible study called Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study. Disciples is a program of disciplined Bible study which draws on the work of Biblical scholars and includes weekly group discussion as well as individual study. Classes are organized according to participants' interest.

Book Groups

During Lent, as well as other times of the year, the Congregation organizes book groups. The groups meet weekly for four to six weeks to stimulate thoughtful discussion as well as sustained fellowship.

New Member Class

A four-week membership class, offered each spring and fall, is an opportunity to learn more about the Congregation and consider the possibility of membership. The class meets on Sunday mornings from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. in the lowest level of the Divinity School.