Adults

Every Sunday morning from 9:30-10: 30 am, 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.

Weekly Offerings

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

 Fall 2020:

Forming Us Parenting Class

Want to deepen your connections with other NDPC parents and dialogue about the hard and holy work of parenting?  The NDPC Parenting class seeks to foster community among our families and to teach, encourage and support the spiritual formation of children and parents alike.  We offer a rotating schedule of topics and facilitators during the Sunday church school hour and hope to get back to in-person quarterly gatherings when it’s safe. All parents and those who love our NDPC children are welcome to join us!

Facilitators: Kimberly Broerman, Andrea and John Morgan, and Shelly Roberts

Location: (Virtual Via Zoom Until Further Notice)

 

The Anti-Racism Track

As a Matthew 25 church exploring ways to end Structural Racism, we will spend this school year with various classes addressing the approach of being an anti-racist as a Christian.

Violence, Non-Violence, Peacemaking: Toward Taking Informed Action

Violence is commonplace in our lives. It is in our schools and workplaces, our streets and our institutions, and yes, even in our relationships and our families.  Violence is part of our history and a focus of our entertainment. It informs our policy and politics from the neighborhood police to our global politics.  In this class, we first look frankly at the origins and forms of violence, in history, our society, and our own lives. In week two we will discuss racial violence in particular and non-violence as a response. In the final week we’ll examine how

we can become peacemakers as individuals, as a church community, and as a part of God’s wider world.

Dates: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

Facilitators: Chet McQuaide, Kathleen Allen, Audra Grace, and Tim Merritt

Location: (Virtual Via Zoom Until Further Notice)

 

Into The Light: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament

What is our response when we feel we can no longer manage a situation?  We turn in confidence to God. This has been the response of the people for generations. We will examine the forms of lamenting prayers throughout the Bible, and even learn to write some of our own. The resource is the Horizons Bible Study, Into the Light: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament. Participants are encouraged to purchase the study guide using this link: https://www.presbyterianwomen.org/product/into-the-light-finding-hope-through-prayers-of-lament/. The guide is not required but is an excellent resource. If you would like the guide but need assistance with the cost please contact Marion ([email protected]).  

Dates: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25

Facilitators: Sarah Erickson and Marion Reeves

Location: (Virtual Via Zoom Until Further Notice)

 

She’s My Sister: Developing Meaningful Relationships Among Women

November’s lessons will invite us to discuss how healing, caring, and loving relationships can develop among women (Jephthah’s daughter and the mourning women, Sarah and Hagar, Naomi and Ruth, and Lot’s wife and her daughters) regardless of different culture backgrounds, race, and economic status.  We will examine biblical passages and use our own creative thought to develop possibilities of the passages if the stories were told differently from the original authors. Each lesson will conclude with questions for thought and sharing one’s concerns relating to the passage and our world.

Dates: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22

Facilitators: Kendra Peebles (Seminary intern for 2020-21)

Location: (Virtual Via Zoom Until Further Notice)

 

Advent: What Do We Really Know About That Baby?

Every year the Advent season generates excitement about the coming of the Christ Child. Which gospels actually tell the story of Jesus’ birth? Is it one story? What is the significance of Mary, and why has the Reformed Tradition sidelined her? Join us for lively conversations, some great artwork, and, of course, samplings of the season’s wonderful music.

Dates:  11/29, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20,

Facilitators: Rick Neale and Rob Schoonover

Location: Virtual via Zoom

 

Spring Topics

  • Singing the Songs of Injustice (Study of the Psalms)
  • End of Life
  • Writing as a Spiritual Practice
  • Creation Care