Faith Formation for Adults

Faith Formation for Adults

Faith Formation Fall Kickoff: CPC Fellowship Hall on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 9:30 a.m.

  •  Sunday Mornings (beginning Sept. 19): 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Pastor’s Class (FH Annex) An in-depth study of the book of Isaiah. Yes, we will read the book of Isaiah, and we will look carefully at some portions of that important text. We will also learn some things about Isaiah that you have not likely been taught before. You will be challenged to rethink what a prophet is and how prophesy works in the life of a community of God’s people.  You will be asked to engage in serious thought about the message of Isaiah, and to see how it is not just a message for Jerusalem in the years around exile, but how it is a word for us today too.

Adult Follow Me (Room 100)  Using the Follow Me curriculum, reflection guides, & videos the first unit will look closely at the Faith Practice of Hospitality. In each unit, aspects of the practice are explored; biblical stories illustrate them and how the Christian community has understood them for more than two thousand years.

  • Wednesdays: Various times
Lectionary Bible Study- 6:00 p.m. in the Narthex  Engage in fellowship and a discussion based on the lectionary readings for the upcoming Sunday
Bible & Beyond (returns on Wednesday, Sept. 15) 
The BIble & Beyond class explores the Bible, Christianity, and related topics in depth by viewing and discussing videos presented by distinguished authors and scholars.
  • B&B will begin the year with a six-week study of Short Stories by Jesus, a video course about Jesus' parables based on the book by Vanderbilt University New Testament professor Amy-Jill Levine. 
  • Later in the fall the class will study The Making of the New Testament Canon from a Great Courses video series taught by Bart Ehrman, New Testament scholar and Religious Studies professor at UNC Chapel Hill.
The class is facilitated by Lisa and Alan Ward. This fall B&B will meet via Zoom on Wednesday nights from 7:30 - 8:30.
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82137494129?pwd=R253cFI0WHdmZHVLVEhvcEZUeEJjdz09
Meeting ID: 821 3749 4129
Passcode: 614614

  • Thursdays: 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.
Presbys at the Pub (Fortnight Brewery) Meet for fellowship and conversations in a non-traditional setting

  • Faith Formation Extras
October; 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31 Sunday a.m. class based on The Hopeful Family by Amelia Richardson Dress. A discussion of Faith Practices for parents of children & youth
November: 11/7, 11/14 Sunday a.m. class based on Grateful by Diana Butler Bass. A discussion of the Faith Practice of Gratitude
Cool Books Club/Monthly: 10/5, 11/2, 12/7 Be sure to check the E-Link each month for details on what is being read
Women’s Bible Study Look for details coming soon in E-Link
Alternative Gift Market: 11/21 In lieu of regular Sunday morning classes, come join us in Faith Formation as service.