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 Classes
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.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer. September 23, Al Staggs gives his one-person dramatization where the audience is brought into Bonhoeffer’s Nazi prison cell, and witnesses his struggles with evil, injustice and God.

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.

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 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

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.

For more information, see our Women’s Program page or contact Jean Ball.

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.

Special Opportunities

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