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 Education opportunities

Following-up from the enlightening and jaw-dropping story of Frank Meeink, Central adults are invited to a screening of American History X, which is a 1998 American crime drama film directed by Tony Kaye and written by David McKenna. Starring Edward Norton and Edward Furlong, the film tells the story of two brothers from Venice, Calif., who become involved in the neo-Nazi movement. The older brother serves three years in prison for voluntary manslaughter, changes his beliefs and tries to prevent his brother from going down the same path. The film is told in the style of nonlinear narrative and is loosely based on Frank Meeink’s story where he descended into
hatred, domestic terrorism and addiction; then rose to an epiphany of how his personal struggles made him who he is and how he can be purposeful in preventing others from following his same destructive path. Language and violence are a part of this R-rated movie, so beware.

Screening will take place after worship, around 11:30 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, July 22. Lunch will be provided for an in-kind donation. Questions? Contact Christian Education Director Greg Halterman at 515-279-3658, for more information.

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.