Those searching for more teachings beyond Sunday school classes might want to explore Frederick School of Religion’s newest classes.

Mary Lou Blessing, the president of Frederick School of Religion, said the classes are meant for both clergy and laypersons and have been offered for 37 years. Seven classes are offered over six weeks on Mondays and Tuesdays, depending on the class, at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick. Classes begin Feb. 24.

The Frederick School of Religion provides religious education in greater Frederick. Blessing said anyone can attend the classes.

“It started pretty simply and now we continue to exist,” she said.

Blessing said the topics for the classes change every year and are based on what previous students’ were asked during evaluations as well as the availability of those teaching the classes. She said there will be seven courses offered this year, which are offered over six weeks.

Classes offered from Feb. 24 to March 30:

Canticles: Songs by Scripture taught by Wayne L. Wold, professor of music and chair of the music department at Hood College; director of music at First Lutheran Church of Ellicott City; and an active performer, composer, author and clinician. Mondays 1 to 3 p.m.

Mystics and Visionaries of Christianity taught by Raymond Moreland who served as the executive director of the Maryland Bible Society for 14 years. He is a retired United Methodist minister and an adjunct faculty member at Frederick Community College. Mondays 1 to 3 p.m.

What Is Evil? Theological & Philosophical Investigation taught by Carl Gregg, the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick. Mondays 1 to 3 p.m.

The Early Years of the Christian Enterprise taught by Charles L. Harrell, the director of Pastoral Care at Asbury Solomons and as adjunct faculty of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington. Mondays 7 to 9 p.m.

Classes offered Feb. 25 to March 31:

Creation Care — Climate Justice taught by Mike Koob, a certified climate justice study leader, a global ministries earthkeeper, and creation care chairperson with the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. Mondays 7 to 9 p.m.

God in Process: Introduction to Process Theology taught by Shannon E. Sullivan, who serves as the associate pastor of Calvary United Methodist Church in downtown Frederick. Tuesdays 1 to 3 p.m.

The Jewish Context of the Chrisitan Bible taught by Jordan Hersh, who has served as the rabbi of Beth Sholom Congregation since 2013. Tuesdays 1 to 3 p.m.

The cost is $30 per class. The school also will accept donations. To sign up for classes, go to

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