Adult Education & 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beloved Community:The Church's Call to Racial Justice
Sunday, June 3, 10, 17, and 24
Throughout Scripture and history, God has called God's people to participate in the creation of the Beloved Community, breaking down barriers, seeking justice, and transforming hearts and systems.
"The end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the Beloved Community. It is this type of spirit and this type of love that can transform opponents into friends. It is this type of understanding goodwill that will transform the deep gloom of the old age into exuberant gladness of the new age. It is this love which will bring about miracles in the hearts of men." Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1957
Learning to Read the New Testament in Greek
Chris Corwin, Visiting Professor of Biblical Studies at New College Berkeley, and Mike Stewart, both First Pres members, are offering an opportunity often only found in a university or seminary setting. This class is a gentle introduction to New Testament Greek, meeting weekly for 1 hour, September- May. The class features traditional deductive grammar and reading the Gospel of Mark in Greek. Participants will likely spend 2-3 hours of study weekly outside of class. No previous experience is necessary.
Instructors: Chris Corwin, Phd and Mike Stewart
Making Sense with Scripture Series
This four-part series explored what is involved when we seek to interpret the Scriptures faithfully and discern together how the Bible may guide us as a community today. To listen to the first three sessions, please visit the Audio Library and click on Classes & Discussions. For more information, please contact Janet Sanders at email@example.com