Adult education

Opportunities to enrich your mind and deepen your spirit abound at our church!  New participants and non-church members are always welcome.

Upcoming Sunday Adult Classes

Following is the schedule for upcoming Sunday adult education classes.

Defying the Nazis in Vichy France:  The Presbyterian Village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon

May 7, 14, and 21, 2017, from 9:45–10:45, McFarland Chapel (first floor). Led by Paul Jones.

Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a tiny mountain Huguenot/Presbyterian village 350 miles south of Paris.  In 1990, it became the first community to be honored by Yad Vashem as a recipient of its Righteous Among the Nations initiative to honor gentiles who risked their lives during the Holocaust to save Jews threatened by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. Under the leadership of Pastor Andre Trocmé, the villagers of Le Chambon and the surrounding area saved at least a thousand Jews (especially children) in spite of the repeated searches of houses and farms by the French police and German Gestapo.

Historical Fairview Cemetery Presentation and Walking Tour

May 21, 2017, from 9:45–10:45, Pope Hall (first floor). Walking tour at 1:00 p.m. Led by David Mason.

David Mason will give a Power Point presentation on the significance of the 133 year old historical Fairview Cemetery. The emphasis will be on the over 130 known members of First Presbyterian Church who currently “reside” at Fairview, including the infant child of the David Reverend McFarland, the founding pastor of the church.  At 1:00  p.m. that afternoon, David will lead a walking tour of the Cemetery highlighting the grave sites of prominent persons of Santa Fe history as well as former members of First Presbyterian Church. The Cemetery is located at 1134 Cerrillos Road, at the corner of Cerrillos and Cordova Roads. Although parking is available at the Cemetery, car pooling is recommended.

Village Health Partners

May 21, 2017, from 9:45–10:45, Pope Hall (first floor). Led by Dr. Migs Muldrow.

Dr. Migs Muldrow, daughter of Bill and Betsey Muldrow, who attended First Presbyterian in the 1990s, will be highlighting the work of her non-profit, Village Health Partners. VHP, which First Presbyterian has funded in the past, works to ensure that the medical facilities in an area of rural Ethiopia can provide appropriate medical assistance at the time of delivery and treatment for women who have complications, such as fistula, from childbirth.

Weekday Classes

Religion and Science Discussion Group

First and third Mondays at 7:00–8:30 p.m. In Rendon Room (first floor)

Join this stimulating  conversation! The group explores books of science and religion and members express wide-ranging opinions. The group is currently discussing Thank You for Being Late by Thomas Friedman.

Fireside Chats with the Mystics

Tuesdays  from 5:00–6:00 p.m. In Rendon Room (first floor)

“Fireside Chats with the Mystics” resumes on Tuesday January 10th. The wisdom of Catherine of Siena will guide our meditation and conversation as we start the New Year and  resume our weekly Tuesday meetings. Newcomers are always welcome neither  advance preparation nor weekly participation is required. Rev. Linda C. Loving provides leadership when she is available; members of the group pick up leadership when she is not. For more information contact Linda at

Book Study with the Pastor

Wednesdays  from 12:00–1:00 p.m. In Rendon Room (first floor)

Rev. Dr. Harry Eberts guides conversation on various books. Find rest, renewal, delight in busy lives!  To learn more, contact Harry Eberts.

Women’s Bible Study

Third Friday of each month from 1:30–3:00 p.m. In Moore Conference Room (third floor)

Presbyterian Women invites all women to participate in a monthly Bible study September through May. This year’s program is “Who Is Jesus? What a Difference a Lens Makes.”  Each of the study’s nine lessons explores the question “Who is Jesus?” through a particular theological lens. For more information, contact Jean Ball.

Spanish Bible Study

Saturdays from 9:00–10:00 a.m. In Rendon Room (first floor)

Enjoy the blessing and challenge of God’s word in another language.

Special Opportunities

Please watch this section for announcements about retreats, special outside speakers, and community-wide learning opportunities!