Adults

Household of God

“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God?” 

Who am I?  Who are we to each other?  These essential questions weave in and out of our life from childhood into older adulthood.  We wonder whom we were created to be and who have we become.  We discern what will be our purpose and what has been our legacy. We learn who will care for us and how we will care for others. 

The 2017-2018 theme for our spiritual formation as a congregation is the search for identity within community.  We ask “Who am I?  Who are we as Christians?” We consider the call to move from stranger to saint, alien to citizen in the household of God.  We are family.  The call to see yourself as a child of God and to be family with all that inhabits God’s creation orders our concept of self, our approach to intimate relationships, our economic and civic responsibilities, and our global awareness.  

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!

Dates: September 17, 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov. 5,12, 19; Dec. 3, 10.

Facilitators: Briana Patterson, Rick Neale, Bob Goggins, and Lee Nichols.

Location: Library. 

Every Sunday
9:30-10:30am
Large Classroom
Lee Nichols, Bob Goggins
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Inquirer's Class

Inquirer's Class

If you are considering becoming a member of NDPC, please plan to be part of this opportunity to learn more about what makes this church unique and how you can be a part of its ministry. This class will provide participants the opportunity to explore the benefits and responsibilities of membership at NDPC, learn about the PCUSA and the wider church, develop friendships with other new members, and listen to others’ faith stories.

September 23
9-11am
Parlor
Rev. Lewicki and Evangelism Committee
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How (Not) to Be Secular

How (Not) to Be Secular

Who are we as Christians in our modern context? Why is it difficult to be religious in the modern world? This class explores the work of contemporary political and religious philosopher, Charles Taylor. A Charles Taylor reading guide, How (Not) to Be Secular (by James K.A. Smith), will be available for purchase but is not considered required reading.

Dates:  September 17, 24; October 1, 8 (9:30-10:30am).

Facilitators:  David Lewicki and Paige Maconochie.

Location: Large Classroom.

September 17, 24; October 1, 8
9:30-10:30am
Parlor
Rev. David Lewicki & Paige Maconochie
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Children, Sexuality and Faith

Children, Sexuality and Faith

Humans are inherently sexual beings—made by God with innate desires that express themselves in toddlers and teenagers alike. In this class, we will explore the relationship between that inherent sexuality and our Christian faith. We will review basic concepts about gender identity, sexual orientation, and sexual behavior that will complement the conversations NDPC youth will have later this year using the Our Whole Lives (OWL) curriculum. This class is designed for anyone who wants to prepare to engage intentionally—or unintentionally—in a conversation with a child about sex and sexuality. Learners should leave the class feeling more prepared to serve as an ‘askable adult’ at NDPC and at home. Remember—there are no stupid questions!

Dates: September 17, 24; October 1, 8 (9:30-10:30am).

Facilitator:  Ginny Bowen.

Location: Parlor.

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Couples Retreat

Couples Retreat

If you desire to see the living God face to face, seek God not in abstraction but in human love.  There are many ways to love one another in life.  Committed partnership is one way and one that brings unique challenges and particular joys.  Join other couples at NDPC on October 13-15th for a special retreat out-of-town to focus on couplehood as a spiritual path.  Rev. Beth Waltemath will facilitate this retreat with structured exercises from the IMAGO therapy curriculum for churches called “A New Way to Love: Living God’s Purpose for Your Partnership.” There is limited space and a registration fee of $150, so contact [email protected] or speak to Beth Waltemath or Ginny Bowen if you are interested. A registration link is available on the website or through the Communicator.  There is a limit to 8 couples so registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  You will be contacted if you are waitlisted.   

Date: October 13-15th 

Location: Hayesville, NC

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Parenting Group

Parenting Group

Wondering how to answer your child’s question about God in a developmentally appropriate way?  Stuck in a rut with disciplining your child and wanting to keep a vision of them as a kind and compassionate adult?  Anxious about reading the Bible with your child and wishing you know what stories to edit and explain?  Thirsty for celebrating life’s holidays and rites of passage with more depth and meaning?  Join other parents through a monthly small groups in the intimacy of our homes to discuss resources on faithful parenting and share about what is working and what is not.  

Date: Saturday: September 30th at 7:30 pm at the Biagionis. Email [email protected] for information. 

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