2017 Adult Classes

The following classes are open to everyone. Even though these groups are “ongoing,” they are always looking for new members!

6-Week Class: Growing in Your Leadership

Location: Family Life Center
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

If you ever lead worship in any way (through song, prayer, drama, etc.) or have ever wondered if you could lead worship, don’t miss this opportunity to grow in your leadership! Come to a six-week class during the Sunday School hour where attendees will be thinking deeply about why certain procedures are done in worship. Attendees will also increase their skills in leading and planning memorable and meaningful worship experiences.

While this class is being held at the request of Morning Psalm worship leaders and planners, everyone is welcome to attend. The class will delve into Marcia McFee’s book Think Like a Filmmaker a book that Morning Psalm has been focusing on together over the last several months. There will also be time to practice, practice, and practice. The class will meet at 9:00 am in the FLC  beginning October 8 and running through  November 12. Join us!

Chapel Bible Study Group

Location: Room 170
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

The Chapel Bible Study Group is meeting in Room 170 until the chapel renovation is complete. The overall theme in November will be An Everlasting Covenant. Scriptures to be studied will be taken from the Old Testament books of 1 Samuel and Jeremiah and the New Testament books of Hebrews and 1 Corinthians. Teachers will be Al Cott, Calvin Wenger, and Ed Moran.

Weekly themes will be:

  • November 5 – A Faithful God; Unfaithful People
  • November 12 – Promise of a New Covenant
  • November 17 – Mediator of the New Covenant
  • November 26 – Remembering the Covenant

The Vine

Location: Room 200
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

For the month of November, Ben Lattimer will lead a Bible study focusing on the scripture texts being used in the worship services each week. If you have any questions, please contact Katrina Bridgeman, Michael Howes, or Jamie Nace.

Thoughtful Life Class

Location: Rooms 162–163
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

  • November 5 – Disaster Relief – Bob Eisemann, Disaster Coordinator for the Atlantic Northeast District and member of the Ephrata COB, will share insights of past and current rebuilding projects of Brethren Disaster Ministries.

  • November 12 – The “Shut Down Berks” movement against family detention. Guest speaker Tonya Wenger coordinates the visiting program for immigrant families who have been confined in the family detention center in Berks County, one of only three such facilities in the U.S. Tonya will address the struggles of the families and the community movement to support them.

  • November 19 –marks the beginning of a four-week series on World Religions, with the purpose of helping to build a better understanding of various religious beliefs and enable attendees to be more effective ambassadors for Christ.

    Judaism. Dr. Stuart Levy, Jack Bryer’s son-in-law, is a practicing psychiatrist in West C Chester. Now an active Presbyterian, he will discuss his personal faith journey from Judaism to Christianity.

  • November 26 – Buddhism Dr. Jeffrey Long, a Professor of Religion at Elizabethtown College. Reared in the Catholic faith, he now embraces eastern religions beliefs and is a practicing Hindu. His previous Thoughtful Life classes have been enthusiastically received.

  • December classes include Hinduism (Dec. 3, Jeffrey Long) and Islam (Dec. 10, Susan Prill).

Maranatha (Bilingual)

Location: Room 201
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The Maranatha Ministry offers an adult Sunday School class in Spanish and English, taught by Arelis Sable in Room 202. Further details are available from her.