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Explorations Adult Class

This adult Sunday school class is an exploration of a hodgepodge of topics relevant to our lives as Christians and Presbyterians. It meets at 9:45AM in the church parlor.

  • Sunday, September 9, General Assembly Recap: This year PCUSA commissioners from across the country (and representatives from across the globe) gathered in St. Louis for the 223 General Assembly. Pastor Shelli served as a commissioner from Greater Atlanta Presbytery and will share about her experience as well as important overtures that came before the Assembly and what they mean for the denomination and DHPC.

  • Sunday, October 7, Native American Christianity: Did you know that there are almost 100 PCUSA Native American Congregations. Join us as we learn about their origins, special challenges, ways of worshipping, and denominational efforts to better support and honor our Native American Family. Leader: The Rev. Judy Wellington, Consultant for Native American Ministries, Synod of the Southwest, Phoenix, AZ.

  • Sunday, November 11, Feminist Theology: There are many lenses through which we can view scripture. Our November Explorations class will focus on one of those lenses, feminist theology. We will examine feminist readings of scripture and seek to gain a better understanding of the difference between feminism and womanism. Leader: Dr. Martha Moore-Keish, Columbia Theological Seminary’s J.B. Green Associate Professor of Theology.

  • Sunday, December 2, Bethlehem Then and Now: As we begin Advent, participants will learn together about the cultural and historical context of Bethlehem in the first century. How does that compare with Bethlehem’s socio-political and economic setting in 2018? Additionally, students will explore what the journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem would look like today, and how contemporary politics has vastly changed the landscape. Leader: Dr. Louisa Moffitt, a teacher at the Marist School, whose doctoral work focused on Egypt and the Levant from the late-nineteenth century to the modern era.