Adult Education

 

ADULT CHURCH SCHOOL 

This fall, eleven adult Church School classes will meet to study and support adults in nurturing their faith and discipleship. Classes meet from 10-10:45 a.m. each week and are led by an outstanding faculty of members, staff, and friends of First Presbyterian Church. Bible study, faith formation, and contemporary issues in church and society form the  curriculum. The fall quarter began September 28 and runs through November 28. For more information or questions about any of these classes, please contact the Rev. Dr. Michael Waschevski.

Alpha and Omega (60s-70s): Book of Confessions led by the Rev. Brendan McLean, Room 238
Bible In Depth: Bible Study of Daniel led by the Rev. Robyn Michalove, Room 237
Boomers (50s-60s) and Journeys: Faith Conversations led by Chris Bartley, Room 241
Geneva (seniors): Bible Study led by Dr. Steve Brotherton, Room 304
Growing Families of Faith: Bible Study led by Dr. Bob Peak, Room 236
Maj-Jo/Westminster (seniors): Bible Study of John led by Dr. Mark Sinnett, Room 310
Maranatha: Bible Study of Kings led by Lisa Waldron, Room 239
Presbyterian All Families: Faith Conversations led by Michael Martin, Room 230
SYS (40s-50s): Faith Conversations led by Bill Goodwin, Room 305
YOMAC (seniors): Present Word Bible Study led by Jennifer Regen, Trinity Terrace
Young Adults: Bible Study led by Eric Varnon, Room 234

BIBLE IN-DEPTH BEGINS

This popular course is offered twice a week (choose one) on Sunday mornings from 10-10:45 a.m., and Wednesday mornings from 10:45 -11:45 a.m. Led by the Rev. Dr. Robyn Michalove (Sunday Class) and the Rev. Dr. Michael Waschevski (Wednesday Class), a book of the Bible is studied verse by verse. Throughout the study participants grow in their understanding of scripture and its application to their daily life of faith. The fall session begins on Sunday, September 12, or Wednesday, September 15 with a study of Daniel. Click here to register.

CHRISTIAN HISTORY: THE EARLY CHURCH BEGINS SEPTEMBER 23

The history of Christianity is rich and complex, inspiring and intriguing. This series, which will meet in 6-week units over the next two years, begins with The Early Church. From Palestinian Judaism through significant early church teachers and the Christian life through the 3rd century CE, this course is sure to deepen your appreciation for Christian history and the witness of those who have gone before us and shaped our own experience of the faith. The course will meet on Thursday evenings, September 23-October 28 from 7-8 p.m. Click here to register.

PRESBYTERIAN 101: SEPTEMBER 26 - OCTOBER 17

This course is designed for both those new to the Presbyterian Church as well as those seeking to understand the tradition more fully. Over the four sessions, participants will understand the place of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Christian history, explore major biblical and theological affirmations of Presbyterians, and come to appreciate the polity of our denomination in relation to other forms of church polity. The course meets Sunday afternoons September 26 – October 17 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Click here to register.

FIRST CONNECTIONS FOR NEW(ER) MEMBERS, VISITORS

This four-week course is intended primarily for newer members and visitors to First Presbyterian Church. However, all are welcome! The first meeting will be an informal time of fellowship and introduction to FPC pastoral staff. In subsequent classes, we will cover the history of FPC, an overview of ministries, and facility tours of the Penn St. and Community Crossroads campuses. Throughout our time together, we will discuss how we connect to FPC, both in terms of contemplative faith and faith in action. This course meets Sunday afternoons September 26 – October 17 from 12-1 p.m. Click here to register.

SPIRITUAL FORMATION COURSE OFFERINGS

Spiritual formation is the activity of the Holy Spirit which molds our lives into the likeness of Jesus Christ. This likeness is one of deep intimacy with God and genuine compassion for all of creation. Spiritual Formation offers educational opportunities throughout the year. Click here for more details.