Adult Christian Education

BIBLE STUDY CLASS
Sundays 9:15am – Scout Room (Basement Level off of the Fellowship Hall)

Ron Eads teaches this Bible study class from the Presbyterian curriculum The Present Word. You can pick up a book in class and read the lesson in preparation for the class, or just show up and hear a good presentation by Ron. Men and women, all ages, are welcome in the Scout Room for this good Bible study.

Topics:

January 5: A Place for the Ark (1 Kings 8:1-13; 2 Chronicles 6)

January 12: Solomon’s Speech (1 Kings 8:14-21; 2 Chronicles 6)

Jan 19: Solomon’s Dedication Prayer (1 Kings 8:22-53; 2 Chronicles 6:12-42)

January 26: Solomon’s Blessing (1 Kings 8:54-66)

 


LISTENING FOR GOD CLASS
Sundays 9:30am – Field Room (1st Floor Education Building)

This class meets in the Field Room at 9:30am Sundays and will focus on Kathleen Norris’s book, Amazing Grace.


BIBLE STUDY YOUR WAY 
Sundays 9:30am – Marshall Parlor (1st Floor Education Building)

Matt’s Sunday School Class meets in the MARSHALL PARLOR at 9:30! 
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” The latest movie about Mr. Rogers has renewed interest in a television staple of many of our childhoods. I can still remember sitting on the floor of my living room, watching Mr. Rogers feed and sing to his fish. As a child, I had no idea that Mr. Rogers was a Presbyterian minister. Now, as a minister, it’s been interesting to learn about the theology behind the wonderful show he created. His concern for our world, and in particular the experiences of children, was rooted in his faith. Starting January 26th, I’m going to be offering a new Sunday school class in which we’ll visit The Land of Make Believe and learn more about Mr. Rogers. Wear your favorite cardigan and join me (Matt) in the Marshall Parlor at 9:30.


KERYGMA – PASTOR’S CLASS 
Wednesday Mornings 10:30 to 11:45am in the Library  (1st Floor Education Building)
Wednesday Evenings 6:30-7:30 Marshall Parlor (1st Floor Education Building)

 Matt’s Wednesday classes meet at 10:30am and 6:30pm, starting Jan 22.
The class is a roundtable discussion format and all are welcome. The idea is to learn new things, ask questions, and grow deeper in our understanding of ourselves, the world around us, and God. The next topic will be exploring the Apocrypha. These are books that are outside the accepted canon of scripture. We’ll learn more about how the Old Testament Apocrypha/deauterocanonical books developed historically; how Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant Bibles differ with respect to the order and placement of these books; and what the names and diverse literary genres of these books are. We’ll also learn about the over 40 texts that “didn’t make” the New Testament, such as the Gnostic gospels.