May 2018 Adult Church School Options

Adult Education May 2018

Sunday Morning Education Hour has some great offerings for adults to grow, stretch, deepen and ground their faith and practice. Adults of every age and stage are welcome – young adults to senior citizens. Some courses are three or four weeks and some last for several months. We try to address these broad themes:  Bible Study, Big Questions, Equipping the Saints, Life and Nurture, Mission, Spirituality, and The Twenty-First Century.

Classes begin promptly at 9:30 a.m., so come and grab your coffee or tea at the Wake-Up Station, and join a conversation! Classes conclude by 10:25 a.m., so that if you are a person who attends the 10:30 a.m. service, you have enough time to gather for worship.

May Adult Education Options


Philippines Journeywith Pastor Morton Harris, Angela and Amy

May 6 through May 20 – 3 weeks – Room 252

The United States and the American Church has a long history of friendship with the Philippines. In February, a small group of travelers from our congregation visited Dumaguete City to see Emma Warman, our church member who is serving as a PCUSA Young Adult Volunteer this year. Pastor Morton Harris, Amy Curran and Angela Nichols will describe their trip – the sights, the sounds, the foods, the people, and what they learned.

Topics to cover during the class are: history of the nation and the church in the Philippines, Dumaguete City, Silliman University, our Local Connection between First Presbyterian and Dumaguete, the Silliman Water Project, Youth Advocates Through Theater Arts (YATTA), Little Children of the Philippines, the Young Adult Volunteer Program and Emma Warman’s particular work. Join us for a visual, lively and fast-paced, enjoyable introduction to this beautiful country!


BOOK DISCUSSION – Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, by Reni Eddo-Lodgeled by Paula Seabright and Erin Reid

April 22-May 20—5 weeks—Room 258

Does Jesus call for us to be uncomfortable? Many believe that He does, and that throughout his ministry, he demonstrated his willingness to endure discomfort right up to his crucifixion. In Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge also explores the topic of discomfort and why the unwillingness of some people to be uncomfortable led her away from them. But, she came back and continues to show resolve in her ability to be uncomfortable in an effort to improve that resolve in others.

Please join us beginning on April 22 for a five week discussion of the book led by Erin Reid and Paula
Seabright and explore how you too can get comfortable being uncomfortable.


The Bible in Depth:  Song of Solomon– facilitated by Doyle Nichols

Continues all year—all are welcome to join in at any time—Clark Parlor

This lively conversational study is reading through the wisdom literature of the Old Testament. All are invited to jump right in! 


Young Adult Games & Conversation – facilitated by Ann & Brian

Continues all year – Room 205

Out of high school and no idea what to do? Home on break? First job and lots of questions? Come join other post-high-school, college, & post-college young adults for a time of fellowship, conversation, and board games as we navigate the perils of being an adult!