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.

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Michael Kinnamon as our Meekhof lecturer this year. On Jan. 9 – 11, he will speak to us on “New Possibilities for Interfaith Relations.” He served as General Secretary of the National Council of Churches and is currently a visiting professor at Seattle University. He will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Friday Jan. 9, at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday Jan. 10, and at both worship services on Sunday Jan. 11. Please join us!

Here are our upcoming Sunday morning adult classes:

January 11: Join us for an intergenerational breakfast with an international flair, to learn about other cultures and religions–inspired by Dr. Kinnamon’s talks.

January 18: Snacks and fellowship with your deacon and others in your deacon unit.

January 25: No classes. Congregational annual meeting at 11 a.m.

February 1 – 22: Bill MacIvor, recently retired pastor known to many of our members for his earlier stint at Bellevue First Presbyterian, will lead a Bible study on the parables: “Short Stories by Jesus.”

March 1 – 22: Gary Skinner will once again challenge us to think deeply, this time on provocative questions raised by a Christian Century article subtitled “A Provocative Christian assessment of culture and ministry for people who know something is wrong.”

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

Four Wednesday evenings in Lent: Our Lenten study this year will be led by Nancy Gale and Holly Hallman-Dunlap, on spiritual practices they have learned and found meaningful to them. Feb. 25, March 4, 11, and 18.

Wednesday, March 25: Taize service for Lent.

For another four Wednesday evenings, starting after Easter, Holly Hallman-Dunlap will lead us in a conversation arising from the book Resisting Structural Evil, about how to follow the teachings of the “man in sandals” without participating in “structural evil.” April 8, 15, 22, and 29.

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