Adult Christian Education: upcoming classes

Newport Presbyterian Church is strongly committed to lifelong learning and runs a series of stimulating adult classes on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. from September through May.

During fall 2014, here are our upcoming Sunday morning adult classes:

September 14 – 28: Peter Snow, an assisting priest at the Epiphany Episcopal Church of Seattle, will challenge us with new ways of thinking in a class on “Jesus and the Risen Christ.” Last fall he talked about Jesus of Nazareth, as envisioned in his novel, Jesus: Man Not Myth. This time he will focus on the Risen Christ. How do we as a 21st century church understand the Risen Christ? Peter Snow will draw on scripture, theology, psychology, and personal experience to give us a refreshing new interpretation of how God works through our souls and our lives.

October 5: “Meet the Interim Ministry Leader.” We will have an informal session to get to know Tony De La Rosa.

October 12 – November 2: Rob McClure will take us on a world tour to see some famous “Sacred Sites.”

November 9: Holly Hallman-Dunlap will report on her experience at General Assembly last June.

November 16; Anna Bintinger will report on her experience as a youth delegate to General Assembly.

November 23: Tony Copes and Holly Hallman-Dunlap will lead a class on a book called “Resisting Structural Evil,” by Cynthia Moe-Lobeda of Seattle U about Christian ethics and ecological and humanitarian crises.

November 30 – December 21: Al Smallman will lead class discussions on short stories from Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike and Katrina Kenison, as follows:

– Nov. 30: “Wild Plums,” by Grace Stone Coates, page 100.

– Dec. 7: “That Evening Sun Go Down,” by William Faulkner, page 111.

– Dec. 14: “My Dead Brother Comes to America,” by Alexander Godin, page 153.

– Dec. 21: “Christmas Gift,” by Robert Penn Warren, page 169.

Our Meekhof lecture series this year will be January 9 – 11, 2015: Dr. Michael Kinnamon of Seattle U will speak on the topic of “New Possibilities for Interfaith Relations: Countering Fear and Cultivating Envy.”

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