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, as well as occasional classes on Wednesday evenings. Here are our upcoming adult classes:

March 1 – 22, Sundays at 9:45 a.m.: Gary Skinner will once again challenge us to think deeply, this time with a class called “Do Beliefs Matter?” In this class, we will explore how our changing world is affecting what it means to be the church. Technology is changing the world but how is it changing the church? Does social networking have anything to do with being a disciple of Jesus? Dos culture determine the form and mission of the church or is the church defined by creeds and confessions? These and other questions will be the focus of this class.

Four Wednesday evenings in Lent at 7 p.m. in the Chapel: Our Lenten study this year will be led by Nancy Gale and Holly Hallman-Dunlap, called “Mystical Hope: Trusting in the Mercy of God.” Each week includes a book discussion and also introduces a spiritual practice. ¬†Feb. 25, March 4, 11, and 18.

Wednesday, March 25: Taize service for Lent, 7 p.m.

March 29, Palm Sunday, at 9:45 a.m. Our Vision 2025 mission study team and Tony De La Rosa will tell us about their progress and plans for a congregational survey.

For another four Wednesday evenings, starting after Easter, Holly Hallman-Dunlap will lead us in a class called “A Fresh Take on Christian Ethics: Living Responsibly in the 21st Century.” April 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 7 p.m.

April 19: David Johns Bowling, deputy executive director of Congregations for the Homeless will tell about CFH’s important programs as well as strategic plans to further serve men experiencing homelessness and how CFH addresses the systemic underlying issues within our community.

April 26: Beverley Shrumm, president of Samaritan Center of Puget Sound, will bring us up to date on how this counseling center has grown and changed.

May 3 and 10, Sundays at 9:45 a.m.: Youth Director Michele Ward will tell us about Celtic Christianity, including her personal experiences on a pilgrimage to Iona, Scotland.

May 17: ¬†Newport’s adult education participants will have the opportunity to give their input on future adult classes as well as their vision for the future of Newport church.

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