Spring 2021 Adult Education

The last day of Sunday School is Sunday, May 23, 2021.

Conversations on Race Book Discussion

Sundays, April 18 through May 23, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. on Zoom with Paula Seabright

Please join us Sundays starting April 18 as we discuss two books; The Black Friend by Frederick Joseph and Long Time Coming by Michael Eric Dyson.

Joseph’s book includes narratives from his life and conversations with several POC. He offers himself as the reader’s Black friend in the hopes that it will help them empathize with the lives of Black people in America.

We will then move onto Dyson’s book in which he speaks directly to five Black victims of violence, and explains why we need to have a true racial reckoning and what is interfering with that.

We will meet on Zoom. All are welcome.  To register for the class CLICK HERE and a link will be emailed to you.

Questions? Contact DCE Virginia Callegary, vcallegary@firstpreshc.org

Bible in Depth Adult Sunday School

Every Sunday at 9:30 am. on Zoom

We will work our way through the prophets of the Old Testament, beginning with Hosea, together in an informal and interactive format. In order to receive the Zoom link for this ongoing class you must CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Once you register an email will be sent to you with a link to join the meeting.

Questions? Contact DCE Virginia Callegary, vcallegary@firstpreshc.org

Environmental Stuff is Hard

As part of our Adult Christian Education efforts, William Burris (aka “Bill”) will post several recorded presentations addressing environmental justice, sustainability, and the numerous complexities and challenges facing us in effort to better care for creation. Keep an eye on the First Presbyterian Church YouTube Channel over the next couple of months for the following:

1) Environmental Stuff Is Hard: Introduction
2) Environmental Science is Hard!
3) Environmental Politics is Hard!
4) Environmental Economics is Hard!
5) Environmental Justice is Hard!
6) Environmental Hard Case #1: Brownfields vs. Green Fields
7) Environmental Hard Case #2: Solar Battlefield
8) Environmental Hard Case #3: Trash Fire

Who is William Burris?

Mr. William K. Burris, P.G.
Environmental Restoration Program Manager
United States Air Force Civil Engineer Center

William Burris currently leads the Air Force program to address legacy groundwater and soil contamination resulting from military activity at Joint Base Andrews, Joint Base Anacostia Bolling, and associated Air Force properties. He also serves as part of the overall Air Force Civil Engineering Center’s environmental management team for all Air Force installations located within the Mid-Atlantic Region. He has previously worked in wide array of roles ranging from regulator to consultant to federal program manager on issues ranging from brownfields to national environmental policy act to military munitions and chemical weapons demilitarization. He possesses unique expertise on confluence of environmental issues and aviation. He maintains a Professional Geologist License in the state of Pennsylvania in a pathetic attempt to pretend he’s still an earth scientist and not just some government bureaucrat.