Adult Spiritual Formation – Autumn 2022

Sunday mornings beginning September 11th

9:00 a.m. Coffee & Chat led by Carl Kantner, in person in the Church Library

All are welcome as we view and discuss video lectures (from The Great Courses) on the major world religions. We’ll pick up where we left off at the end of the spring quarter and continue this invigorating conversation!

11:30 a.m. Walking the Walk led by Russ Coley, Hybrid format: in person in the Church Library and via Zoom

In these times when it seems that everything is up for grabs, we may ask ourselves, “Is there anything that we can believe in? Where do we find solid ground as God’s people?” Open to anyone high school age and up, this discussion-based class will guide us into an understanding of the roots we have in our faith. In addition to using the book, Christian Basics: A Primer for Pilgrims, we will share our own personal experiences—whether your journey of faith is relatively new, or you have been following the Lord for a long time. So come with your questions and your stories and join the conversation! Please let Robin Olschner know if you will be participating so that we can order enough books ($14 each) for the group, or to obtain the Zoom link to attend online. (robino@tpcarvada.org)

Midweek

Presbyterian Women

All women are invited to join Presbyterian Women on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. for Bible Study and fellowship. Our upcoming study which begins in September is entitled “Celebrating Sabbath: Accepting God’s Gift of Rest and Delight.” We also have local mission projects and a holiday luncheon celebration. Contact Dana Easton (slodana@sbcglobal.net) or Cathy Futch (cathy.futch@comcast.net) for more information. 

Tuesday Morning Bible Study (on the Zoom platform)

We start up again on Tuesday September 13th with an inductive Bible Study on Ephesians. Class is from 11 to noon with optional fellowship time at 10:30. Led by Robin Olschner. Please contact Robin for the Zoom link. (robino@tpcarvada.org)

Friday Afternoon Bible Study (Hybrid format in the Church Library and via Zoom)

This study starts August 26th at 5 pm, led by Linda Stackhouse. Please contact Linda for the Zoom link. (LMSLiberty@msn.com)

Monday evenings from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Church Library and hybrid via Zoom (Sept. 12 & 26, Oct. 10 & 24, Nov. 7 & 21, and Dec. 5 & 12)

Faith and Poverty: A Solidarity Response

This JustFaith program explores local poverty and introduces participants to the tools they need to respond. This 8-session module explores questions such as: “Why don’t people in poverty just get a job?” “What are some common hurdles that people in poverty face?” and “What are some practical tools for alleviating poverty in my community?” Please contact Candy Frie (friecj@hotmail.com) to register and for information on books that you will need for the course, as well as the Zoom link if you will be attending online.

Film and Faith

Please join us on Tuesday evening, September 27th at 6:15 p.m., as we view and discuss the 2003 film, Seabiscuit. Filmmaker and resting Elder, Rob Gosbee, and Robin Olschner will facilitate a conversation after the film about technical aspects of the film as well as themes that help us connect to our own faith journey.

Book Groups

Daytime Book Buddies: 10 a.m. on the third Wednesdays of the month in the Church Library. Please contact Mary Ray for more information. (maryray50@hotmail.com)

PM Book Chat: 6:30 p.m. on the 4th Thursdays of alternate months, starting in September. Please contact Michelle Stephans for more information. (mmstephans@gmail.com)

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