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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. 

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The Return of the Prodigal Son

The Return of the Prodigal Son

Tuesdays, March 2-30, at 7:00 p.m.
via Zoom Conference Call

Henri Nouwen's classic book, The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming, is a compelling reflection on our human condition and God’s remarkable ability to forgive, challenge and love.

 

 

 

Small Group Project

Small Group Project

Even though we are continuing as a Virtual Community this spring, we are still able to come together to strengthen existing relationships in our congregation and make new and meaningful connections. Over 80 people participated in Small Groups last fall, and came to deeply value the connections and conversations they provided.

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

Being Disciples, Becoming Community: A Lenten Conversation based on the Letters of Paul

Being Disciples, Becoming Community: A Lenten Conversation based on the Letters of Paul

Sundays, 11:15 a.m. 
February 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21
Via Zoom Conference Call

 

 

Nine Experiements in Prayer

Nine Experiments in Prayer

Have you ever wished you knew more about prayer?  Or wanted different ways to pray that deepen your experience of and relationship with God?  If so, this is the class for you.  Using the book 50 Ways to Pray by Teresa Blythe as our guide, for ten weeks we will explore prayer forms from a variety of faith traditions, both ancient and modern.   

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

You are invited to read and explore Barbara Brown Taylor’s new collection of stories and sermons of faith, grace, and hope in Always A Guest: Speaking of Faith Far From Home.

 

 

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, February 7, 2021
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 His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham.

 

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.