Adults

Every Sunday morning from 9:30-10:30am, adults have an opportunity to grow in faith by learning about God’s love and grace. We ascribe to the communal aspect of learning and transformation through meaningful relationships.

2018-2019 Faith for a Lifetime

Our 2018-2019 theme for spiritual formation is the evolution of our faith throughout our lives. Throughout life we grow.  Our bodies grow and change.  Our minds change — we know more and more (and forget more and more), and we think differently as we appreciate complexity and nuance.  

This year at NDPC, our theme is “Faith for a Lifetime.” Throughout this year in worship and education, we will explore the blessings and challenges of faith at every age and stage of life.  Together we are learning and living a faith that sustains us for a lifetime…and beyond. 

Weekly Offerings

Our Spring Catalog for Adult Education Offerings can be found here. 

April 2019 Classes

Jesus – A Revolutionary Biography – Book Order

Who was Jesus?  Why does he continue to inspire and mystify us thousands of years later?  This class will draw on the work of the premier historical Jesus scholar, John Dominic Crossan as he examines the cultural setting, historical records, and interprets differences among texts.  The class will be reading and discussing Jesus – A Revolutionary Biography (1994). We will begin April 7 with Crossan’s description of his approach to understanding what actually happened in Galilee and Jerusalem during the early first century. We will then take close look at the  evidence supporting the revolutionary lifestyle of Jesus, with its emphasis on free healing and open eating without regard to social class or status.We are ordering books for this session – please contact Mike Nichols ([email protected]) if you would like the book for this class or need further information.
Facilitators: Mike Nichols, John Hollender, Rick Neale

Location: Large Classroom

Dates: April 7, 14, 28 and May 5

LENT: THE ARTS AND THE LIFE OF FAITH
Sunday mornings in March, 2019

Our Lenten journey affirms that there is brokenness and beauty in all humanity and creation. We invite you to connect more deeply to this reality through intentional practice. In this four-week course we will venture deeper into the Lenten story: the Passion Narrative – the portions of the gospels that relate Jesus’ arrest, trials and death – for the meaning it brings to our life of faith. Here are some resources for reflection.
Facilitators: Rick Neale and Ellen Gadberry
Location: Large Classroom
Dates: March 10, 17 and 24.

The Spirituality of Parenting 

For all its amazing joys and gifts, parenthood can often be challenging and quite frankly humbling. How many of us have felt lost, insecure, and even guilty when it comes to our own parenting choices? In this class, we’ll explore what it means to bear the whole load of parenthood – the struggles as well as joys, the questions and doubts as well as the know-how, the utter failures as well as successes. We’ll seek a more gentle and gracious narrative to apply to ourselves as parents, seeking to recognize how God is present and working in the holy thick of it all. Come join us to share the load and find some relief for your weary parent souls!
Facilitators: Kimberly Broerman and Susan White
Location: Parlor
Dates: March 10, 17 and 24.

Wired Word - Breaking News And The Good News

Wired Word - Breaking News And The Good News

Breaking News and the Good News:

Join us as we engage breaking news with scripture and hope through the national curriculum “The Wired Word.” This ongoing discussion class will explore a current news story each week through the lens of a relevant scripture text and the insights of the group. Join us to become a community of regulars — or drop in whenever you can!

Every Sunday in January, February and March.
9:30-10:30am
Large Classroom
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Inquirer's Class

Inquirer's Class

Are you visiting NDPC? Would you like to learn more about this church, who we are as Presbyterians (PCUSA) and what we we are doing?  We try to follow Jesus by doing justice, loving mercy and walking humbly with God.  Let’s get to know one another and talk about how we at NDPC approach this ancient call and how you can be part of our journey. 

Dates: March 3, 10 and 17, 2019. 

Facilitators: Pastoral Staff and Engagement Team 

Location: Pastors’ Study

 

 

 

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CRAFTIVISM and LITURGICAL ARTS

CRAFTIVISM and LITURGICAL ARTS

You’ve seen God work through the hands of others to serve food or fold laundry for our neighbors, but did you know God can work through our hands to do good in this world while we craft? Join us for two distinct flavors of crafting— ‘Craftivism’ and Liturgical Arts—on Tuesday evenings. Activism has never looked so beautiful.

The purpose of the Liturgical Arts Group is to support, enhance, and extend elements of worship in our community through the visual arts at North Decatur Presbyterian Church. We are working on installations for Advent and Christmas. Contact is Ellen Gadberry:[email protected]

Craftivists meet twice monthly – 1st and 3rd Tuesdays and Liturgical Arts meets twice monthly – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
7 pm on Tuesdays
Art Room (Education Hall)
Ellen Gadberry
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