Note: There will be no Adult Education classes on Easter Sunday, April 1.
The Bible at 9:30 a.m.
9:30 - 10:45 a.m., French Room/Library
Join us for Bible exploration, presentation and conversation. The Bible @ 9:30 continues an intriguing study of the book of Acts. The class is led by Rev. Ed Koster. All are welcome to attend this solid biblical study and robust discussion.
First Couples at 9:30 a.m.
Come for spiritual growth, learning, fellowship and support for couples and individuals. To find out more about this group and to view the schedule, visit our First Couples page.
First Forums meets one Sunday a month from 12:15 - 1:30 p.m., with lunch ($5). We live in a world that is increasingly divided. All around us, the media, family, friends, and co-workers want to know “Whose side are you on – are you with us or against us?” How, as Christians and Presbyterians, are we called to respond to these forces and invite people with whom we differ into dialogue to gain a better understanding of our dispirit beliefs? Knowing that we hold a variety of beliefs, values, and opinions, each First Forum is an opportunity for open dialogue, respect, and faithful disagreement. Come seek opportunities for respectful conversation and for finding avenues for advancing faithful values of peace, justice and community.
For upcoming dates and class descriptions, view our First Forums event listing.
Exploring the Faith at 11:00 a.m.
"Celebrating Our Differences in the Book of Acts" Series
The Early church was a conglomeration of races, gender identities, socio-economic levels and cultures. How did they handle this diversity? Rev. Annette Fraser, our leader, who led a multi-racial, multi-cultural church in the San Francisco area, will draw on that experience to speak to the challenges the early church faced. In this moment in history, we have much to learn as the church celebrates these differences. Join us, read Acts, and let’s hear various views.
April 8 - Race
A look at the diversity of the racial groups and languages that came together in the early church described in the book of Acts. We will discuss what we can learn from these divergent view.
April 15 - Gender and Identity
It is difficult to imagine that the early church would need to face, accept and celebrate differences in gender identity. Let’s look at these things together and discuss. Join us as we celebrate!
April 22 - Culture
What were the socio-economic differences in the Church of the Book of Acts? How did they celebrate these? What do these views tell us now?
April 29 - Social Class
Race, language, and culture are very different issues. Have you ever had the embarrassment of not understanding a given culture at times? What do we do? What to churches do? What do study groups do? How can we celebrate these wonderful differences in the church?
Additional Reading and Study Groups
Other small groups, such as reading groups and bible studies, are also available. For more information visit our Small Groups page.