Adult Sunday Education

Central Presbyterian Church strives to nurture and develop disciples of all ages.

For adults, we offer educational opportunities on Sundays during the education hour (9:00–10:00 a.m.), on Wednesdays during our LOGOS program and regularly on Wednesday mornings. During the Sunday 9:00 a.m. education hour we strive to offer opportunities to learn and grow in faith, experience religion from a different faith perspective and discover ways to promote social justice. We also offer programming specific to parents as they journey through raising their children in a complicated and confused world. We also have special book studies usually during Advent, Lent and the summer .

Sunday adult series on Bread for the World

The United States and the world have made substantial progress toward ending hunger and poverty over the past several decades. But more work needs to be done. Central Presbyterian Church has decided to join other faith leaders, nongovernmental agencies and business leaders through Bread for the World and end hunger and extreme poverty by 2030.

The goal of Bread for the World’s Offering of Letters is to write policy makers and urge them to create pathways out of hunger and poverty. Join the World and Community Concerns Committee for educational opportunities to learn about the status and effects of hunger, then turn faith into action by writing letters to members of Congress.

On the third Sunday of each month, through August, we will have materials available so that the members of Central can write their senators and representatives about support for legislation that will alleviate hunger locally and globally.

Sunday Adult Education: Studies about Race

Based on Debby Irving’s book, Waking up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, this 6-week study will uncover the difference between racism and prejudice and the advantages “white folks” have enjoyed for several hundred years.

It will be uncomfortable hearing stories of institutional discrimination and experiencing it through interactive group studies after worship. But the outcome is to hopefully reveal how we can learn a new language and become more welcoming as both individuals and as a congregation.

The study will take place both at the 9:00 a.m. education hour and two sessions after worship. It is not necessary to have read the book, but will be helpful for active discussions and exercises.

Classes start at 9:00 a.m. in Room 201 (second floor of the education wing) and are led by Christian Education Director Greg Halterman. Questions? Contact Greg Halterman at 515-279-3658, for more information.