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.

March 25, 2018 Kathleen Peindl, Congregation member Are We Just Dust? (part 4 of 4)
April 1, 2018 [Easter Sunday, no class]  
April 8, 2018 Denise Noble, Congregation’s divinity school Intern, et al Congregation Circle of Support: Joys and Challenges of Christian Faith in Action
April 15, 2018 Maurice "Mo" Green (Duke class of 1988) and The Rev. Dr. Jan Nolting Carter (Duke class of 1988) Continuing the Conversation: Race Then and Now
April 22, 2018 Ben Haas and Drew Doll, Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham Faithful Responses to Violence and Mass Incarceration
April 29, 2018 Regina Ford, Congregation member 'For glory, beauty and holiness' - Our Work
May 6, 2018 Patricia Runkle Grief's Compass: What If There Are No Stages?
May 13, 2018 [no class due to graduation activities on campus]  
May 20, 2018 Diana Abernethy Deception in 1 Samuel

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?

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.