In Pursuit of Wisdom
John H. Stembler Jr. Scholar in Residence and Director of Biblical and Theological Education
Rev. Dr. Christopher Holmes
JOURNEYS: MOVING THROUGH THE BIBLE
Join us on Sunday, July 14 at 9:45 in the Wirth Room for a seven week series with Rev. Dr. Christopher Holmes, our new John H. Stembler, Jr. Scholar in Residence and Director of Biblical and Theological Education. We’ll spend four weeks in the Old Testament and three in the New Testament as we learn more about the journey of faith.
And if you aren’t into lectures, you are welcome to help the children with a hands-on mission option in B-111 or attend one of our two discussion-based, Bible-centered classes open to newcomers.
Choir & Friends, 9:15 – 9:45, Room 230
Community Bible Study, 9:45 – 10:45, Room B202
The goal of the Discipleship ministries at FPC is to encourage and equip adults to take the next step on their own road to Emmaus. Part of this journey involves cultivating a faith that seeks understanding through thoughtful study and reflection. Towards this end, we offer a number of opportunities in Christian education, including short-term courses, Bible studies, lectures, podcasts, and TED-style talks.
We believe that discipleship also involves nurturing one’s spiritual formation and sense of Christian community. Whether in the form of weekday small groups, men’s and women’s ministries, book clubs, or Sunday school classes, there are opportunities for you to join with others to engage in honest conversations about the joys and challenges of everyday faith.
Wherever you are on your journey of faith, we hope that you will take advantage of some of these opportunities for cultivating your own spiritual and theological growth.
Initiatives in church-based theological education
A Curious Faith Series
This drop-in style offering consists of short, 2-3 week topical studies on contemporary issues in Christian faith and theology. Join us for a particular series or come every week!
1/13, 20, 27 What is Truth?, led by Rev. Dr. Tony Sundermeier
1/13: Truth: A (Very) Brief History
1/20: Absolute Truthiness: The Impact of Postmodernity on the West
1/27: The Plurality of Truth: A Theological Approach
VIEW THE Part 1 of the SERIES BELOW feat. Rev. Dr. Tony Sundermeier
This unique series of short, Christian education courses is designed to explore why theology matters in our everyday life and faith. These courses aim to equip believers of all ages to go deeper in their intellectual and spiritual formation by offering thoughtful, in-depth lectures in a format that is accessible, engaging, and relevant. Courses are free of charge and taught by Ryan Bonfiglio, FPC’s Stembler Scholar and Director of Biblical & Theological Studies. Please contact Rev. Jamie Butcher.
Trading (Holy) Spaces: A Christian-Jewish Interfaith Series
Join us for a series 4 gatherings in which members of both FPC and The Temple will have a chance to experience the worship and ministry of their Midtown neighbors. Includes a time of guided discussion over a meal/coffee.
• Chanukah Shabbat Service – Friday 12/7, 6:00-9:00 p.m., The Temple
• Community Prayer Breakfast – Sunday, 1/24, 6:00-8:30 a.m., FPC
• Ash Wednesday Service – Wednesday, 3/6, 6:30-8:45 p.m., FPC
• Shabbat Torah Study – Saturday, 3/23, 9:00-11:00 a.m., The Temple