Adult Education at BMPC

Education & Bible Study

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.

Sunday Classes

Lessons in Light: Exploring the Stories and Meaning within the Chapel Windows 11:15 a.m., Catherine Pew Memorial Chapel
Join the pastors for four weeks in the BMPC Chapel, as we dig into the iconography and themes of the stained-glass windows there. Over the past four years, these remarkable windows designed by the Willet Stained Glass Studios have been restored to their original beauty. The lessons they have to offer are both charming and impactful. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

Sunday, June 16
Physical and Spiritual Courage
The windows at the front of the Chapel highlight Jesus and his twelve disciples as well as the biblical themes of courage in the Old and New Testaments.

Sunday, June 23
The Church in Mission and Service
The north facing windows center on Jesus’ call to love our neighbors and to go out into the world making disciples of all nations, using images that trace the history of mission and service in the American church and around the world.

Sunday, June 30
The Nation, the Church and the Home
The south facing windows explore the ways that our faith is made manifest in our communal and private lives, using biblical, political, and domestic images to reflect the life of Christian faith.

Sunday, July 7
Themes in Great Literature
The rear windows in the Chapel feature the most eclectic of themes, highlighting the stories of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, Dante’s Divine Comedy, and Milton’s Paradise Lost.

 

Weekday/Saturday Classes

Women’s Coffee Cup Bible Study. Wednesdays from September - May, 10:00 a.m., Gloucester Room. The Rev. Rachel Pedersen leads our study. A weekly study for women of all ages. The Rev. Rachel Pedersen and guest teachers lead discussions of Different Faith Practices and their origins in scripture. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Men’s Study Group. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, September - May, 10:00 a.m., Converse House. Led by Paul MacMurray. Men of all ages invited. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Horizons Bible Study. First Wednesday, September - May, 10:30 a.m., Rosemont Presbyterian Village. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday Morning Men’s Group. Saturdays, September - June, 7:00 a.m., Converse House Parlor, which is accessed via the ramp in the Ministries Center and is next to the Church library. All ages are invited to join for fellowship and lively discussions “beyond the water cooler” on topics of interest to men, such as relationships with parents, spouses, and children. All discussions are confidential. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Community Forum

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.

Check back for information about our fall Community Forum. 


The Book Center
Located in the Ministries Center Court, the Book Center offers books at publisher prices. There is a wide selection of spiritual books, class resources and Bibles. The Book Center is staffed on Sundays following worship from September through June. During the week, a key to the center is available at the reception desk.

The Library
The Library is on the second floor of the Ministries Center. When you enter the Ministries Center, there is a ramp on the left that leads to the library. (The ramp is before you reach the steps to the Court.) Follow the ramp, and look for signs directing you to the library. Special collections including Presbyterian and Reformed history and theology, comparative religion, spiritual growth, social issues, Christian classics and BMPC history and local history. The Library is open whenever the Ministries Center is open. A sampling of books are located on the racks in the Ministries Center Court next to the Book Center.

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