Adult Christian Education

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.


November 4::             A Troubled Birth (Genesis 25:19-34)

November 11:            Jacob Receives Isaac’s Blessing (Genesis 27: 1-28:5)

November 18:           Jacob Forms a Relationship with God (Genesis 28:10-22)

November 25:          God Blesses Jacob and Rachel (Genesis 30)




Sundays 9:30am – Field Room (1st Floor Education Building)

The Listening for God Class will continue it’s study of Kristen Tibbet interviews this fall.  The class, which meets in the Field Room, is open to all.

November 4:              Maria Shriver Finding My “I Am”

November 11:            Frank Wilczek Why Is the World So Beautiful?

November 18:           Lyndsey Stonebridge The Moral World in Dark Times

November 25:            No Class/Thanksgiving Break




Sundays 9:30am – Marshall Parlor (1st Floor Education Building)

This class led by Douglas Ensminger, meets in the Marshall Parlor. We continue to explore Process-Relational theology in November by examining Biblical texts that either support or challenge this way of understanding our Christian faith. All inquiring minds are welcome. If you have not attended before, we would be glad to add you to our conversation.

BIBLE STUDY ON DEMAND is coming in January. Most of us have a Bible passage we wish someone would do a study on. It may be single verse, a passage of several verses or even an entire book of the Bible, perhaps it is a favorite, one we really dislike, or are puzzled by , whatever the case this is your chance! Starting January 6, the “God’s Left Hand” class will study texts you suggest. Contact Douglas Ensminger for details and to suggest your passage.



Wednesday Mornings 10:30 to 11:45am in the Library  (1st Floor Education Building)
Wednesday Evenings 6:30-7:30 Johnston Parlor (1st Floor off the Sanctuary)

During the month of November, we’ll be wrapping up our discussion of peace, compassion, and mercy as taught by Jesus and the Quran. It won’t be long before we change gears for the season of Advent. Starting November 28th, we’ll begin a study by Old Testament scholar, Walter Brueggemann. In Isaiah 9:6, a divine utterance is given to us using four royal titles–Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. Brueggeman’s book, Names for the Messiah ponders each title and how the people understood it then, how Jesus did or did not fulfill the title, and how Christians interpret Jesus as representative of that title. Christians have claimed from the beginning that Jesus was the Messiah foretold in the Old Testament. In this study, Brueggemann tackles the questions: “What were these expectations?” and “Did Jesus fulfill them?” I hope you’ll join us.