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.

  • February 18  9:00 a.m.    The Way Forward – It Takes a Community
                           11:30 a.m.    Offering of Letters Workshop
  • February 25  9:00 a.m.    Ending Hunger: Health is at the Core
                           10:15 a.m.    Blessing of the Letters during worship.

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.

Lenten Book Study for the congregation

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in the same room with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit? Have you ever wondered about the dynamics of THEIR relationship and how we fit in?

The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity is the story of Mack, who endures indescribable emotional pain as a child and then as an adult. A great sadness takes him to a place where he is in companionship with the three entities and his opinions of God and humanity are challenged. He is encouraged to face his demons, emotionally and physically, and emerges with a new understanding of love, both earthly and divine.

The story, written by William Paul Young, will usher you directly into the heart and nature of God and challenge you to consider the person and the plan of God in more expansive terms than you may have ever dreamed. The group meeting dates, times and places are:

  • Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Halterman/Vargas home off Lower Beaver Road
    Feb. 15, 22, and March 1, 8, 15 & 22
  • Sundays, 9:00 a.m., Fireside Room at Central
    Feb. 18, 25, and March 4, 11, 18 & 25

Books are available for $15.00 in the church office or downloadable to your electronic device. Study guides will be provided. Sign-up sheets are on the bulletin boards in the East Parlor, 39th Street Lobby and outside the Christian Education office. Or you may contact the church office, 515-279-3658. Groups are limited to 10 people so reserve your space as quickly as possible.

Questions? Contact Greg Halterman at 515-279-3658, for more information.