9 East Main Street Dryden, NY
Under the same management since 1831!
Programs & Events
God, the Bible & Human Sexuality
How do we discern God’s will for the expression of human sexuality? Churches that regard Scripture seriously can
and do come to different interpretations concerning the application of Biblical truth in our lives. The United
Methodist church is currently in conversations that may completely restructure our church because we cannot
agree on how to interpret Scripture. Designed to appeal to both beginners and longtime students of the Bible, this
course will offer participants the opportunity to build a learning community as we wrestle these big questions. All
view-points will be respected, material representing various positions will be presented, and the class will be invited
to prayerfully pursue finding a meaningful position all class members are comfortable supporting. Visiting
conversation partners include Rev. John McNeil of St. Paul's in Ithaca and Rev. Chuck Smith of Cortland First. This
class is taught by Reverend Harold Wheat.
6 pm Sunday Evenings at Dryden United Methodist Church
Date April 15 - June 3 (There will be no class on Mother's Day - May 13)
Elder Spirit - Honoring & Valuing Elders’ Life Experience More Fully
Dylan Thomas once advised his father, “Do not go gentle into that good night.” Yet, in this culture we so often
avoid speaking of aging that when the time arrives we sometimes lack the words or even the desire to name our
experience. Elder Care Consultant Fay Bunnell and Reverend Harold Wheat work together to provide a set of
classes that will offer participants opportunities to bring the presence of God and the love of intergenerational
community to bear on helping elders celebrate the gifts of aging. From telling the stories of our lives, to sharing our
hard won wisdom with younger generations, we hope this will be a fun and meaningful experience for all involved.
12 pm Sunday at Dryden United Methodist Church
Date April 8 - May 20 (There will be no class on Mother's Day - May 13)