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.

November 5, 2017 Ralph Wood (via video) To Look At or to Be Looked At
November 12, 2017 Rev. Debra Brazzel (who will be guest preacher in the Chapel worship service on December 24) Activating your Resilience: Deepening your Spirituality
November 19, 2017 Juan Carabaña, Programs and Outreach Coordinator for the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry Some of the Realities of Commercial Agriculture and Related Human Costs
November 26, 2017 Wenjuan Zhao Character and the Christian Life
December 3, 2017 The Rev. Mihee Kim-Kort, Indiana University (and guest preacher in the Chapel worship service) The Sacrament of New Media: Towards an Integrated Presence
December 10, 2017 The Rev. Kiki Barnes, Duke Regional Hospital Clinical Chaplain (who will be guest preacher in the Chapel worship service on December 31) Everyone Wants to Go to Heaven, but No One Wants to Die: Why Churches Fail in Teaching on Death
December 17, 2017 The Rev. Paul Carr Sharing Stories - Community Engagement
January 7, 2018 The Rev. Breana van Velzen, Community Ministry Outreach Coordinator for Duke University Chapel Justice or Just Is?
January 14, 2018    
January 21, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Elaine Heath, Dean of Duke Divinity School Living as a Contemplative in a Frenzied World

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.