Adult Christian Ed Schedule

                    Adult Education Winter Quarter 2013-14
                            Sundays ~ 9:40-10:40 AM ~

The Present Word/Teacher: Nancy Chiles
Text: Jesus and the Just Reign of God/SHP
Koinonia /Teacher: Pam Webb
Text: When God Whispers Your Name
by Max Lucado/MC 2.21
Connections/
Teachers: Whitney Bayer, Seth Smith
Text: The Thoughtful Christian/
MC 1.27
New: How To Pray/Teacher: Bill Hawkins/MC 2.27 . This
class begins Sunday, December 8. Book: Beginning to Pray by Anthony Bloom. We will discuss difficulties in prayer, how you know if anyone is listening, praying aloud in public, and more.
New:Century One/ Teacher: Ron Benrey/SHM
The first century AD provided a perfect “incubator”for Christianity. We’ll explore the fascinating reasons behind the new faith’s astonishing growth, and we’ll look at the differences between Christianity in Century One and the faith we practice today.

Adult Education Winter Retreat

The church bus will be taking a group of adults to St. Francis Springs Prayer Center on Friday, January 24 to Sunday, January 26, 2014. This retreat for women, men and couples is a unique opportunity to recoup from the rush of the holiday season and go deeper along the way of contemplation into the spiritual dimension of life. St. Francis Springs is nestled in a natural sanctuary of 140 wooded acres 40 miles north of Greensboro, NC.
More information is available at the Receptionist’s Desk in the Church Office or contact Lloyd Griffith, lloyd@firstpresnb.org or 675-8196

Adult Mid-Week Education
Winter Quarter 2013-14

Women’s Bible Study

This study is on Break until January 6, 2014 and will resume on Jan. 6th with a DVD study entitled “Twelve Women of the Bible”. Each lesson will focus on a different woman. There is no book to purchase for this series.

Trust the Wildness

We are pleased to announce Rev. Lloyd Griffith’s new book, Trust the Wildness, A Trail Guide for Your Spiritual Journey. It describes his story of trying to understand the experience of faith in a post Christian era. In writing the book, Lloyd hoped by sharing his faith journey we may better understand our own faith, as well as some insight into our thoughts and unanswered questions. The book is available in the church office.

Contemplative Prayer Group
For everyone, please know that this weekly prayer opportunity will resume on Wed., Jan. 8 that noon in the Chapel. This prayer time will reconvene led by Christa Metzger.

Contemplative Worship (Note new time)

For everyone, this weekly worship experiences will also resume on Wednesdays January 8th in the Chapel from 5-6PM and is led by Lloyd Griffith. A nursery will be provided if needed. Please call in your request to the Church Office by Monday prior.

Spring Retreat

Join us on May 17 – 19, 2014 for a time apart, to journey within, and to renew your spirit on 140 wooded acres at St. Francis Springs Prayer Center 40 miles north of Greensboro, NC. The registration fee of $215.00 includes room (single and double with private bath), meals (Saturday dinner through Monday breakfast) snacks and retreat materials. A $15.00 deposit to the church office will reserve your place for this relaxing and renewing time together. Contact Lloyd Griffith for more information.

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