ACTS II: Fall Semester 2018
What is God up to? Told through Christ’s early followers, the Book of Acts is the story of how to
find your way in a messy, complicated world. It’s our story, too, in Acts II as we navigate today’s challenges
and seek to become new apostles of Jesus.
This fall we look to God to help us, and guide us through Faithful Resistance: Gospel Visions for the Church in a Time of Empire, a book by Rick Ufford-Chase, former moderator of the PC (USA). Classes will normally be in Pope Hall on Sundays, 9:45-10:45 am.
- September 16, Faithful Resistance in the Local Church
- September 23, The Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Rev. Al Staggs
- September 30, Confronting Empire at the Border
- October 7, Dismantling White Supremacy
- October 14, The Gospel in Other Lands: Mission Co-Workers in Indonesia
- October 21, Reimagining Ecological Theology
- October 28, Learning Non-Violence in a Multifaith World
- November 4, Resisting the Seduction of Silence
- November 11, The Local Congregation as the Locus of Resistance
- November 18, Theological Education as an Act of Subversion
- November 25, Mission as a Move to the Margins
- December 2, Alternative Gift Market (no class)
- December 9, Institutional Church as an Expression of Solidarity
- December 16, Dismantling the Corporate Church as a Step Toward Liberation
Copies of Faithful Resistance: Gospel Visions for the Church in a Time of Empire are available in the church office for $10.
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 Reverence by Paul Woodruff.
Fireside Chats with the Mystics
Tuesdays from 5:00–6:00 p.m. in the Rendon Room (first floor)
Fireside Chats with the Mystics resumes this fall on September 25, 2018, and the wisdom of Elizabeth Seton will guide our time of meditation and spiritual growth. Mother Seton was the first saint to “grow from the soil of the U.S.”—wife, widow, mother of five, founder of a new community of religious women. We gather every Tuesday 5-6 p.m. in the Rendon Room and newcomers are always most welcome! No book nor preparation needed—just come with an eagerness to connect with the Holy through soulful conversation, silence, and reflections on selected passages from the mystics who have preceded us on the journey. This group has been gathering for three years now! Some come weekly, some more occasionally. Each gathering can “stand on its own.” For more information or to get the code for entering the building, contact group convener Linda Loving at email@example.com.
Presbyterian Women’s Bible Study
FPC’s Presbyterian Women’s Circle meets at the church at 10:00 a.m. on the second Wednesday of every month from October through May.
Spanish Bible Study
Saturdays from 9:00–10:00 a.m. in the Volunteer Room (third floor)
Enjoy the blessing and challenge of God’s word in another language.
Please watch this section for announcements about retreats, special outside speakers, and community-wide learning opportunities!