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Links to Adult Ed
A little window into the types of adult education classes offered at SPC:
Adult Education May-June 2017
Sunday Mornings 9:00-10:00am
Classes are in Fellowship Hall unless otherwise indicated.
Help yourself to a mug of coffee or tea in the lobby and bring it to class!
“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord:
I will put my laws in their hearts,
and I will write them on their minds.”
Education is an important part of our continuing faith formation, for all of God's children. We strive to present engaging, relevant and even fun learning opportunities for adults of all ages.
Ideas for future classes are always welcome; simply email the chair of our
Parenting in Faith
in the Study
The Children’s Ministry and Adult Education Committees invite moms, dads, step parents, single parents, same sex parents, foster parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles (anyone who is a caring force in the life of a child) to be part of a new conversation group that meets regularly on Sunday mornings.
to learn more.
Sunday, May 7
The Theology of the Reformation: John Calvin
led by Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner
In the last session of 3-part series that is part of our celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner introduces us to John Calvin. We’ll hear the way these Reformers organized and expanded the ideas behind the religious revolution that continues to affect our lives today.
Sundays, May 14 & 21
The Story of Our Faith
Local Clergy Serve as Guest Speakers
This series of classes is part of a larger effort that recognizes 2017 as the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. As Presbyterians, we stand on the shoulders of many who have come before us in the faith. Throughout the year, are exploring some of their confessions of faith, traveling through time and space to piece together the story of our faith. Special thanks to Rev. John Weicher, who has worked to recruit many local seminary-educated speakers.
May 14 – The Heidelberg Confession
led by Rev. Sarah Cooper Searight of Swarthmore Presbyterian Church
May 21 – The 2nd Helvetic Confession
led by Rev. Laurie Taylor Weicher of Wayne Presbyterian Church
The Story of Our Faith will resume in September.
Sunday, May 28
The Music of the Reformation
led by Dorrie McGrath
Many of the systemic changes for which Martin Luther and those that developed the practices of Reformed worship were a catalyst manifested themselves in the music of worship. This morning we will learn about the changes in hymnody, the development of the Psalter, and styles of choral music that continue to be relevant 500 years later. You may even get a little practice cantor-ing! Led by Dorrie McGrath and Barbara Addison.
Sunday, June 4
led by Kit Healey
What is forgiveness? How do we forgive? Why is it important? Kit Healey, a psychology professor and Stephen Ministry leader, walks us through the landscape of forgiveness and welcomes discussion
Sunday, June 11
led by Ginny Gibson
It’s a timely conversation both here at SPC as we begin to develop a Welcome Team to support the settlement of a refugee family and in cities and college campuses throughout the country. Ginny Gibson facilitates conversation on the multi-faceted complexities of Christ’s clear call to provide hospitality to our neighbors.
SPC's Summer schedule begins Sunday, June 18
9:00 classes for both children and adults resume on September 10,
the 1st Sunday after Labor Day.