Adult Education

Bible “Study” is perhaps a misnomer in our church. Our Adult Ed, or Faith4Life programs, are about:

  • Sharing our individual faith journeys with one another.
  • Wrestling with life’s tough questions – e.g. “If God is a loving God, why do the innocent suffer?”
  • Exploring what God is calling me, as a Christian, to be and do in the world?
  • Studying the Bible and other challenging writings by great people of faith.

While our emphasis is on the Bible and other Christian writings, we also explore the wisdom of other faith traditions. We provide a safe place to bring our doubts and we challenge one another to grow. Although we may disagree with one another, we support one another in our search. We find affirmation in our search for the truth as we strive to “live the questions now.”

There are many opportunities to take part in our Faith4Life programs. Below are some of our “standard” times during the programmatic year (generally mid-September to mid-June); other studies may run for a few weeks at other times of the week.

  • Tuesdays from 10-11:30AM
  • Thursdays from 10-11:30AM
  • Sundays from 9:15-10:15AM
  • Women’s Circle, first Wednesday of the month from 10:30AM-Noon

ALL are welcome to attend any of these sessions! The Thursday study is set up that you can “pop in” when you can. The other study times cover a reading that is done beforehand, so a little prep is required before attending.

Please contact the church office if you would like more information about our Faith4Life program.

Our most recent adult education post is listed here. Other posts are listed below.

Intentional Fellowship in a Small Faith4Life Group

Adult Education

As we begin our year of focusing on intentional fellowship, you might want to consider joining one of our Faith4Life classes. Joining a small group to discuss issues of faith is a great way to get to know others.

Beginning Sunday, February 18th at 7:30 pm, both in person and on Zoom, Chip and Tami will be leading a discussion of Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr. The blurb on the book cover describes the book: “With rare insight, Rohr takes us on a journey to gives us an understanding of how the heartbreaks, disappointments, and first loves of life are actually stepping stones to the spiritual joys that the second half of life has in store for us.”

Three groups will have a discussion of The Gospel of Mark: A Beginner’s Guide to the Good News, by Amy-Jill (A-J) Levine. A group meets on Thursday mornings from 10:30 until noon, and a second group meets on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10:15. A third group will begin on February 21st, meeting at 7:30pm. We are moving through the gospel of Mark, led by Amy-Jill on video. The Thursday and Sunday groups are led by Connie; Chip and Tami will be leading the Wednesday evening group.

The Women’s Circle meets the first Wednesday of every month in the library and on Zoom from 10:30 am until noon. Tami is leading our study of Luke-Acts, following the Presbyterian Women’s curriculum Sacred Encounters: The Power and Presence of Jesus Christ in Luke-Acts.

Our Tuesday morning group is finishing Do I Stay Christian? by Brian McLaren.

Our Wednesday evening group is finishing Reading John for Dear Life: A Spiritual Walk with the Fourth Gospel by Jaime Clark-Soles.

Both groups will be choosing their next books soon, so stay tuned!

For most of these groups, please keep in mind:

  • You don’t need to attend every session, although we hope you will find them so rewarding that you will want to!
  • You don’t need to be a member of our church, so please invite friends who might be interested
  • You don’t need to be Presbyterian to join us—we have Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and others in some of our groups.

Questions? Ask Connie ( or Tami.

Recent topics are listed below, with previous topics available here.

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