Adult Education

Toothmarks on the Lectionary

Every Sunday, 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the Dorcas Room.  Morning participants will read the Bible texts for the 10:30 a.m. worship service that day. Classes include pastoral participation and background material to help prepare more fully for worship and listening to the sermon. Location: Dorcas Room

Sunday Mornings - 9:15 a.m. - Adult Education  -  Chapel

 

Wednesday evenings February 7 & February 21, 7 p.m. at McMenamins Broadway Pub
Love and Haidt: Understanding Morality in a Divided Time
The Rev. Ken Evers-Hood, D. Min., Pastor of Tualatin Presbyterian Church

The Scriptures hold that while humanity is made in the image of God, we also see as through a mirror dimly. While all make up Christ’s one body, our unique perspectives represent various parts of this body, and we do not always see or appreciate other viewpoints. As a matter of civic concern, rarely have we as a people felt these tensions as we do today. But there is hope, and there is help. Psychologists like Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, delve into the origins of our morality to help us better understand ourselves. Join the Rev. Dr. Ken Evers-Hood as he pairs Jonathan Haidt with our deep scriptural and theological heritage to learn more about the origins of our own moral imaginations, why others perceive the world differently than we might, and how we might constructively find ways to come together in spite of our differences.

This three-part series starts with an introductory class on January 14 during our usual 9:15 a.m. Sunday morning time at Westminster on the general topics of The Righteous Mind. The two follow-up classes on Wednesday evenings in February, in a relaxed pub setting, will permit more in-depth study and discussion. We suggest reading The Righteous Mind to get the most benefit from these classes, and a limited number of copies will be available for purchase at coffee hours in January.

February 25
An Iris Stands Tall
Annette Sabater

Annette Sabater will talk about her life as a mother coming to acceptance of her transgender daughter. Annette is an artist and will use some of her paintings to help tell her story.

Adult Education -  it’s not just for Sundays anymore

Bible Study: What Is Grace?
First Thursdays, 2 p.m.            
The Rev. Gregg Neel      

Join us for a monthly conversation about the Bible and “What Is Grace.” We will read a selected text each month and talk about the questions we have about the text, what the text says about God and Grace, and how the text might inform our living. Bring your Bible if you have a favorite; we'll supply Bibles for those who don't bring one.

 

Family Education Classes

Family education classes are on break.

 

"Exploring Membership" Classes

Whether or not you're ready to become a Westminster member, in our “Exploring Membership” classes you are invited to learn what it means to be Presbyterian and consider opportunities for spiritual growth and meaningful mission. These classes are generally offered about three times per year, either on Saturdays or Sundays. Childcare is available on request. There is no charge to attend, but advance registration is requested so we can adequately prepare. For more information, please contact the Reverend Laurie Lynn Newman at lnewman@westprespdx.org or 503-287-1289 x 115. 

Additional Opportunities

We have more educational activities offered in small-group settings, including a variety of book groups. Please check out our Community Life page for more information.