Adult education

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

Sunday Adult Classes

A new adult education initiative is coming this Fall on Sunday mornings, 9:45-10:45 a.m. in Pope Hall (first floor).

ACTS II: Becoming the New Apostles

ACTS II is our sequel to the Book of Acts in the New Testament.  It is our story today as we seek to follow Jesus Christ in a confusing, demanding, often hostile world.

Believing that training is essential, we are embarking on a journey, similar in many ways to a lay seminary, which will lead us to understand our role as new apostles, literally “sent ones,” through learning scripture, our Reformation heritage, and spiritual formation.

When the Church Was Young: Coping and Surviving in an Age of Empire

September 17-October 15, 2017

A study of the early Jesus movement in Acts with Harry Eberts and Jim Brown. The resource for this book is free and found on-line at

https://earlyjesusmovement.com/index/book-two-the-the-early-jesus-movement-and-its-congregations-their-cities-conflicts-and-triumphs/

To help the class planners, we are asking persons interested in participating to register for the class. Just send an email to office@fpcsantafe.org giving the names of those you wish to register.

Future classes:

October 22-November 19, 2017, The Protestant Reformation

January 7-February 11, 2018, Spiritual Formation: Finding God in our Lives

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 Reverence by Paul Woodruff.

Fireside Chats with the Mystics

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

“Fireside Chats with the Mystics” continues to consider the wisdom of Teresa of Avila as we gather weekly for holy conversation and contemplation. Newcomers are always most welcome; neither weekly participation nor advance preparation is required. Rev. Linda C. Loving is the contact person and often the group leader—though weekly leadership is shared as well by other group members who are interested. For more information contact Linda at lclrev@aol.com. (No meetings July 4 through August 8; resume August 15).

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 the Volunteer Room (third floor)

Presbyterian Women invites all women to participate in a monthly Bible study September through May. The 2017-2018 study is entitled “Clouds of Witness: The Community of Christ in Hebrews.” It looks at nine themes in the writings to the Hebrews, a community under great duress. The author relates the themes to other parts of our faith tradition and the overarching motif of community. 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!