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 this Lent, you are welcome to attend Wednesday evening classes, a Lenten study centered on Kathleen Norris, March 12, 19 & 26 and April 2, starting at 7 p.m. We will watch a video and use a study book called: “Embracing a Life of Meaning: Kathleen Norris on Discovering What Matters.” Kathleen Norris is a gifted poet and essayist who discovered spirituality in a Benedictive monastery in North Dakota.

After Easter, kind-living educator Andy Smallman will offer four Wednesday evening classes on “Kindness Blessings,” April 23 – May 14, based on the book “My Grandfather’s Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge and Belonging” by Rachel Naomi Remen.

During spring 2014, here are our Sunday morning adult classes:

March 9 – April 6: Pastor Jim Patten will lead a Bible study class, based on the Lenten lectionary passages.

April 13: Nancy Gale will lead a class on Centering Prayer. This is is a different way of praying: not for help or thanks but a quiet openness and consent to God’s presence in our lives.

No classes on Easter April 20 or “Holy Humor” Sunday April 27.

May 4 & 11: Scientist and musician Damon Meyer will lead a class on Brahms’ German requiem and its scriptural origins.

May 18: Our pianist Jennifer Greene will share how she approaches her music ministry to hospice patients.


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