Adult Classes & Educational Opportunities
There are many opportunities for adult education and growth at First Pres. Listed below are current classes and events; for more information, please contact Janet Sanders, Assistant Director for Christian Formation, at (510) 848-6252 ext. 267 or email@example.com.
Interpreting Scripture in Community: Considering Biblical Texts Concerning HomosexualityDates & Times: Wednesdays, January 16–February 27, 7–9 pm
Location: Room G202, Geneva Hall
Registration: Class is full! If you are interested in attending a second offering of this class after Easter, please email Janet Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In response to many in our community, Session is sponsoring a study of Old and New Testament texts used in discussions of homosexuality. Following in the tradition established with our initial Interpreting Scripture in Community experience in 2012, we come together again to revisit and apply practices that guide us to read the Bible well.
Berkeley Palmer Lectureship: "Choosing a Race: Overcoming Our Racial Antagonism"Date & Time: Saturday, March 16, 7–9:30 pm
Location: Sanctuary and Calvin Room
Dr. Willie Jennings, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale University Divinity School, will challenge Christians to understand that “the racial problems of the western world emerged from Christian beginnings” at the second annual Berkeley Palmer Lectureship. He will explore our responsibility and opportunity to address racial antagonism through our life of faith. Learn more about Dr. Jennings. Support for the lectureship, named in honor of Pastor Emeritus, Earl F. Palmer, may be donated through New College Berkeley.