Sunday Church School
Adult Study Opportunities on Sunday Mornings
We have a full range of 9:30 Sunday-morning classes for adults to suit a variety of ages, life stages and interests.
Are you looking for a Sunday morning adult class? We suggest you try Feasting on the Word (see below). It is an informal and relaxed drop-in class that focuses on the scripture text for the worship service of the day. Grab a coffee and join us.
For more information, or if you would like some guidance on selecting a class that is right for you, please contact Catherine Devins.
* K=Knox Building, C=Calvin Building, W=Witherspoon Building
|Sunday Classes||9:30 Location*||Contact||Study|
|Greatest Generation Bible Study
||Rachel Turner||The Present Word
~ Jesus and the Reign of God
|Christian Fellowship||C200||Carol Vassey
|Starting 2014 - Church History
See below for links to class notes for each week.
|Confirmation Parent Coffee||C301||Katy Schafer||Weekly topics of the Youth Confirmation Class.|
||Jenny Washburn||Living the Questions - DVD Study|
|Drop in Class
Feasting on the Word
This class is canceled.
|Elective for Lent
Promotion of Social Righteousness
|Pickard and Geneva||Catherine Devins||A study of one of the Great Ends/goal of the church.
4 weeks beginning March 16.
|Knox||K300||Jerry & Harriet Worley||Book Study
~God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World by Stephen Prothero
|New Covenant||K200||Justus Everett||~Revelation|
||C203||Susan Alexander||Reformed Seeking Understanding ~Seeking Social Justice|
~Your Spiritual IQ
|Theological Forum||K302||Dan & Flo Durway||theology and ethics articles|
|Young Adults||C303||Blake Daniel
||Lectio Divina through scripture|
Elective Study for Lent: The Promotion of Social Righteousness
(Pickard on March 16, then Geneva Hall)
“Thy kingdom come, thy will be done. On earth as it is in heaven.” We say these words of the Lord’s Prayer, together, almost every Sunday in worship. Our study of the Promotion of Social Righteousness during this season of Lent challenges us to explore our Christian responsibility—not about what we are called to do, but about who we are called to be, as disciples of Jesus Christ. Led by the pastors of WMPC, please join us for this adult church school elective at 9:30, Sunday morning.
On-going Church School Classes
Greatest Generation Bible Study
This lecture style class uses the PC(USA) Present Word curriculum. Contact Rachel Turner
In January we cover the period of the apostles and the early persecution, the imperial church, the church in the middle ages, and the beginnings of the Reformation. Next, we turn to John Calvin, the father of the Reformed Faith--his teachings on the character of God and Jesus Christ, the church and the human condition, and the church as a part of culture and the social order. By March, we conclude the study of church history with advances since the Reformation--the counter-Reformation, orthodoxy and rationalism, eighteenth and nineteenth century developments, and the church today. We are primarily a lecture based class, with plenty of fellowship and food to augment our time together. Contact Carol Vassey
Class Notes For Church History by Bill Jackson
Week 1: The Early Years
Week 2: The Imperial Church
Week 3: The Medieval Church
Week 4: The Latter Middle Ages
Week 5: The Call for Reformation
Week 6: Calvin in Context
Week 7: Calvin on the Character of God
Week 8: Calvin on the Knowledge of God as Redeemer
Week 9: Calvin on the Way in which We Receive the Grace of Christ
Week 10: Calvin on the Community of Believers
Week 11: Expansion of the Reformation
Week 12: Reaction to the Reformation and the 17th Century
Week 13: Orthodoxy and the New World
Week 14: Christianity in the American Colonies
(K301) Living the Questions2 is an open-minded alternative to studies that attempt to give participants all the answers and instead strives to create an environment where participants can interact with one another in exploring what's next for Christianity. Featuring thirty acclaimed scholars, theologians and other experts, LtQ2 in three units: "Invitation to Journey," "Reclaiming the World" and "Call to Covenant." We create comfortable space for all to share new ideas and wrestle with questions. Contact Jenny Washburn
Feasting on the Word - Drop in class This class is canceled
Based on the weekly lectionary text for worship. Contact Catherine Devins
The Knox Class, an intergenerational group with members of all ages and stages of life, welcomes new members to join us this fall for a book study of “God is Not One.” Author Stephen Prothero argues that all religions are not just different paths to the same God. Religions differ in the distinct human problem that each seeks to solve; and we should understand those differences if we are to have a more complete comprehension of the modern world: Islam, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Yoruba, Judaism, Daoism, and Atheism. Join the discussion. We love to talk and learn from each other. Contact: Harriet Worley
Need some Revelation in your life? The New Covenant Class will begin the study of the book of Revelation, December 8, at 9:30. We meet in room 200 of the Knox Building and welcome your presence. Please come and give our class a try. Contact Justus Everett with "New Covenant" in the Subject line.
Seeking Social Justice - a study from the PC(USA) Reformed Seeking Understanding Series about guidance, inspiration, and practical tools to deepen your relationship with God. To increase your faith, love, and commitment to God, you must: know your own story, pray deeply, simplify your desires, face your challenges, and expand your understanding through learning and service to others. Contact: Susan Alexander
Theological Forum reads and discusses books and articles on theology and ethics, using periodicals such as Theology Today, Interpretation, The Christian Century, Windows and Insight from Austin Seminary. Guest professors from nearby colleges and universities are occasionally invited to share their expertise. Members of the class lead the discussions. We enjoy thought provoking discussions. All are welcome. Contact Dan or Flo Durway
TNT (Thirties and Thereafter)
In 2014 we begin a study of Your Spiritual IQ - by John Savage. This book study explores ways to increase your faith, love and commitment to God: know your own story, pray deeply, simplify your desires, face your challenges, and expand your understanding through learning and service to others. Contact Colleen Camaione-Edmonston or Sally Nunnally
We are a lively group of 20- and 30-somethings hoping to grow in faith, share in friendship, and meet new people. Our group includes both married and single folks, and we even have some new babies in our mix! We will discuss a variety of topics related to Scripture and spiritual formation. Contact Blake Daniel (staff), ext. 251