Welcome

 

Education and 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.

In this season of social distancing, all our classes will remain virtual. Below you can find detailed class descriptions, class resources and information on connecting via Zoom. Click here for a downloadable “Fall-at-a-Glance” flyer that will give you a snapshot of our Adult Education programs this fall.  

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Small Group Project

Small Group Project

Even though we are continuing as a Virtual Community this fall, we are still able to come together to strengthen existing relationships in our congregation and make new and meaningful connections.

For six weeks this October and early November we will create virtual Small Groups, especially for those who are looking for a place of connection this season.

 

Women in the Bible

Women in the Bible

Sundays, November 8-22
and December 6
11:15 a.m. via Zoom Conference Call

The names and stories of women in scripture have often been neglected - left out of the lectionary and absent from our conversations about biblical models of faith.

 

 

 

Main Line History Through an Anti-Racist Lens Two Community-wide Webinars

Main Line History Through an Anti-Racist Lens: Two Community-wide Webinars

The Story of Enslaved People
on the Main Line

Sunday, October 18, 2:00 p.m.

The Great Migration
and the Main Line
Sunday, October 25, 2:00 p.m.

The Gospels from Scratch

The Gospels from Scratch

Fourth Thursday of the month
7:00 p.m. via Zoom Conference Call

The four Gospels of the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) offer us a diversity of images, stories and teachings that support our faith in Jesus Christ, our understanding of our relationship to God, and our connection to the work of the church birthed in the first century.

Thursday Book Group

Thursday Book Group

Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Via Zoom Conference Call

Come explore faith through Sara Miles’ lens with her book, Take This Bread: The spiritual memoir of a twenty-first-century Christian.

 

 

 

Coffee Cup Bible Study

Coffee Cup Bible Study

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.
Via Zoom Conference Call

This fall the Coffee Cup Bible Study participants will spend their time exploring the stories of women in scripture.

 

 

 

Digging Deeper

Digging Deeper

Sundays, 9:00 a.m.
Starting Sunday, October 4
Via Zoom Conference Call

This discussion class traditionally alternates between book studies and study of particular books in scripture.

 


 

Sunday Morning Discussion Group

Sunday Discussion Group

Sundays, 9:00 a.m.
Via Zoom Conference Call

This longstanding Sunday morning class is led by the Rev. Dr. Paul MacMurray. During these times of quarantine and social distancing, this class will continue to meet via the Zoom platform this fall.

Filling the Well - a class for women.

Filling the Well

A Class for Women
Sundays, 9:00 a.m.
Via Zoom Conference Call

For more than seven years, this small group for women has been meeting weekly on Sunday mornings for conversation, support and study.

 

 

Men’s Discussion Group

Men’s Discussion Group

2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Via Zoom Conference Call

This fall, the group will read The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It, by Dr. Peter Enns, Abram S. Clemens Professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University.

 

 

 

Horizons Bible Study

Horizons Bible Study

First Wednesday of the month
10:30-11:00 a.m.
Ballroom, The Mansion at Rosemont

Into the Light: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament. This yearlong study, led by Rev. Brian Ballard, focuses on lament as a proper theological response to the difficult situations of our world.

 

 


 

Jewish Jesus to Gentile Church: The Development of Christian Identity

Jewish Jesus to Gentile Church: The Development of Christian Identity

Sundays, September 20 - October 11
11:15 a.m. via Zoom Conference Call

Jesus and his early followers were Jewish. Nevertheless, the Church founded in the name of Christ embraced a “Christianity” that became something different from and even opposed to Judaism. When and how did this happen, and what were the consequences?