We invite you to open your mind and connect with what is deepest in your heart by joining us for study, conversation, reflection, and prayer.
Our classes are designed to be intellectually engaging and spiritually enriching to help you explore what you believe and grow in faith. In some classes you may consider the implications of religious faith for daily living or learn about the Bible and the basic themes of Reformed theology. In others you will experience Christian prayer practices or engage in discussion about a variety of compelling contemporary issues. Bring your curiosity and questions! You will not be told what to think but instead given the opportunity to process ideas with others. Click here for the Winter & Spring adult education brochure.
Sunday Morning Discussion Group. 8:45 a.m. – Discussion of Book of Joy with the Dalai Lama and Bishop Desmond Tutu. In these trying times, reading the text and doing the practices will help us become more focused and peaceful. Discussion led by the Rev. Dr. Paul MacMurray.
Filling the Well. 8:45 a.m., Children’s Library, Education Building. This winter the class will be drawing upon resources from the NPR program On Being, listening to and reflecting on a curated series of poetry taken from interviews and conversations from the show. Peggy Hermann
Bonhoeffer Documentary. Sunday, March 3, 11:15 a.m., Witherspoon Parlor. We kick off four weeks of focus on German theologian an activist Dietrich Bonhoeffer by viewing this acclaimed documentary. Extraordinary archival footage is interwoven with interviews with friends, family, students of Bonhoeffer, leading historians and theologians. Carol Schmidt
The Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Community Forum Distinguished Speaker Series began in 1997 in conjunction with our congregation’s 125th anniversary. The forums were endowed by the Anna and Herbert H. Middleton, Sr. Fund of our church Foundation and have been offered as a service to the community at large. The forums are free and open to the public. The format is a 45-minute presentation followed by a time for questions.
The next Community Forum is Monday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Our distinguished speaker is Anthony Ray Hinton.
Thirty years ago, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two capital murders based solely on the assertion that a revolver taken from his mother’s home was the gun used in both murders and in a third uncharged crime.
One of the longest serving death row prisoners in Alabama history and among the longest serving condemned prisoners to be freed after presenting evidence of innocence, Mr. Hinton is the 152nd person exonerated from death row since 1983. With the help of the Equal Justice Initiative and attorney Bryan Stevenson, freedom finally became possible. Hinton’s book, The Sun Does Shine with a foreword by Stevenson) is an extraordinary testament to the power of hope sustained through the darkest times.
Mr. Hinton will tell us the story of how you can take away a man’s freedom, but you can’t take away his imagination, humor, or joy.