~ CURRENT SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES ~

Adult Education classes are offered each Sunday morning.
Classes begin at 9:45 a.m. and run for one hour.

New Fall Classes beginning September 16, 2018, at the 9:45 am hour.
Come back later for new information!

~ CURRENT WEEKDAY CLASS ~

MODULE 1:  September 16 – October 21

How to Read the Bible

A Bible Project Series aimed at helping us read the Bible more wisely and with greater understanding.

The How to Read the Bible series walks through each literary style found in the Bible, and how each uniquely contributes to the overall whole. While the Bible is one unified story, it cannot all be read in the same way, as each literary style lives by its own rules and structure; this we will explore in detail in each video.
This series should help us understand what the Bible is, and the story it tells. But, perhaps even more importantly, it will teach us how to read it for ourselves in light of the various literary styles that make each section of the Bible unique in its own way.

Class Location:  Room 103
Class Leaders:  Allison Lineberger and Dan Thomas

Lewinsville Forum

Do (or should) Christians have a unique, faith-based perspective on major issues of public policy? If our attitude toward issues facing the nation is not influenced by our faith, how can we possibly claim we are being faithful to our obligation to bear witness to the truth? Yet one of our strongest traditions as a nation is separation of church and state. How do we balance our obligation as Christians and citizens? Is there a conflict between the two roles?

As the nation prepares for the mid-term election, we will hold another session of the Lewinsville Forum, our long-running venue for looking at specific public policy issues through the eyes of faith. Each week we will discuss a concrete issue facing the country and seek to determine how to bring our faith to bear on its solution. The discussions in each week will be self-contained.

We are still considering which specific topics to cover. The facilitators would welcome specific suggestions which can be sent to Linton-brooks@cox.net.

The goal of these sessions is not to select among alternatives but to see how our faith colors our approach to any alternative. The facilitators have both served in government, one in a senior position in a Democratic Congress and the other in a senior position in the executive branch under a Republic President. Their goal will be to force us to confront the implications of our faith, not to evaluate (much less promote) specific partisan solutions.

Please note:  There will be ONE service of worship on October 14th @10 am due to the All-Church Retreat.  The Lewinsville Forum will meet that day after the 10:00 am service.

Class Location:  Chapel
Class Leaders:  Linton Brooks and David Morrison

INQUIRERS CLASS:  September 30 – October 21

9:45-10:45 A.M. IN THE CHURCH LIBRARY

As Lewinsville moves into its next chapter of mission and ministry, would you be interested in joining Lewinsville Presbyterian Church? Are you interested in exploring, with a group of other folks at a similar point in their journeys, what participation in the life of a local congregation might look like?

If you are, then plan to join us for the next “Inquirers’ Class,” which will begin on Sunday, September 30.

We will meet during the education hour, from 9:45 until 10:45 a.m. Over the course of the class, we will explore our personal spiritual journeys, talk about the core beliefs of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and about the mission and ministry of Lewinsville Presbyterian Church at this point in its life. It is a wonderful opportunity to explore and learn together. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Pastor Scott.

Class Location:  Library
Class Leader:  Rev. Scott Ramsey

WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY with Bag Lunch

Each WEDNESDAY, a weekly Wednesday Bible Study will be held in the Chapel from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.  The Bible study will generally involve an exploration of the biblical text that will be preached the following Sunday.  The study will usually be facilitated by Rev. Scott Ramsey or whoever will be preaching the next Sunday.

Bring a bag lunch, a Bible, and a curious heart and mind.  We’ll have fun digging into the Scriptures!  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Scott .

~ COMING IN JANUARY! ~

THE 5 LOVE LANGUAGES SMALL GROUP

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts is a #1 New York Times Bestseller by Gary Chapman.  The book was first published in 1992 and was most recently republished in 2015.

Chapman posits that each one of us has a “primary love language” that when fulfilled keeps the “emotional love tank full.”

If you have been married for 15 years or fewer and would like to explore The 5 Love Languages with other married couples, then join The 5 Love Languages small group.

Dan & Tonya Deyo and Dave & Pattie Gunter will lead the group and help participants discover a renewed sense of their spouse’s love.

 

ABOUT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AT LEWINSVILLE

Lewinsville offers a variety of classes and special events to guide us during the program year in our individual and corporate journeys of faith, discovery, discernment, and service.

Lively discussions on faith and social issues. Look for our “Faith & Public Policy” classes during select modules during the year.

Probing Biblical and theological study. Each Adult Education module includes a course on the Bible and/or theology.

Life skills and religion and the arts. Our Adult Education classes include one course in this subject area.

Family of Faith Focus. We have an ongoing group of parents who explore what it means and how to raise children in our reformed tradition.

Multiple times and places for learning, including online. Even if you can’t attend all sessions of a class during the 9:45–10:45 hour on Sunday mornings, come when you can. Watch for our annual Lenten Studies program during Lent with a Biblical scholar, our Salzman Lecture each fall, and special Inter-generational events with an education focus.

Faith has been described as belief, commitment, relationship, and mystery. Lewinsville’s adult education program, Christ Care groups, women’s circles, faith and public policy breakfasts, and men’s and women’s retreats are opportunities to explore these dimensions of faith with others.