The Sunday Morning Christian Education meet on Sundays in the Library from 9:45am-10:45am from September through April.

MonthDateTopic
September (2018)September 9"The Year Ahead/Kick-Off Education Overview" Rev. Emily Berman D'Andrea
September 16"Faith at Work - Military Panel" General William Hartzog, CDR John Sohl, CAPT Gaye Goff
September 23"Faith at Work - Government/Economics Panel" Linton Brooks, David Morrison, Robert Wescott
September 30"Faith and the Mainline Church - Demographics, Mainline Desertion, and the Question of Evangelism" Matthew Taylor
October (2018)October 7"Faith and the Mainline Church - Beyond Preachers and Pundits: Approaching the Bible with a 21st Century Faith" Matthew D. Taylor, Reformed Institute
October 14"Get Their Name: Do You Know Your Own Story?" moderated by Rev. Emily Berman D'Andrea
October 21"Get Their Name: The Person Behind the Need" moderated by Rev. Emily Berman D'Andrea
October 28"Get Their Name:Being an Everyday Christian" moderated by Rev. Emily Berman D'Andrea
November (2018)November 4Faith at Work, Congregational Panel, "Pharmaceuticals Industry"
November 11"Faith and the Mainline Church - Facing the New Testament Critically- Engaging the past 300 years of Biblical Scholarship" Matthew D. Taylor, Reformed Institute
November 18"Get Their Name: Are You Prepared?" moderated by Rev. Emily Berman D'Andrea
November 25No Forum Class - Thanksgiving
December (2018)No Forum Classes in December
January (2019)January 6 & 13"The Art of Yes-And" MaryAnn McKibben Dana , Life is full of the unexpected, both positive and not so positive. What if, instead of fighting it when things don’t go as planned, we leaned into the change and improvised?Presbyterian pastor and author MaryAnn McKibben Dana will explore the idea of “yes, and…” which is the bedrock principle for improvisation. From Moses to Ruth to Jesus, scripture is full of people boldly saying “yes, and…” as they accept what life throws their way and build upon it. Our time together will blend scripture, theology, psychology, literature, and more. The Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana is a writer, free-range pastor, speaker, and coach. She is the author of God, Improv and the Art of Living and Sabbath in the Suburbs.
January 20"Christian Hospitality 101", The Rev. Henry Brinton, Pastor at Fairfax Presbyterian Church, author of "The Welcoming Congregation: Roots and Fruits of Christian Hospitality"
January 27Faith at Work in Medicine, Congregational Panel
February (2019)February 3PCUSA’s Affirmation of Creation, presented by John Norvell, Dave Stump and Bob Stow
February 10Faith at Work in Education - Arianna McFeaters, Louise Plumb, Kara Trenkamp
February 17Faith at Work in Business - Tom Kuhn, John Sohl, Bob Stow
February 24Father Mac Stewart, Ph. D. student/seminarian from St. Francis
March (2019)March 3, 10, 17, 24Topic: Nationalism and Religion since the Protestant Reformation, : R. Bruce Douglass, Director, Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington
March 31Lenten Series presented by Pastor Emily
April (2019)April 7Lenten Series presented by Pastor Emily
April 14Palm Sunday, No Class
April 21Easter Sunday, No Class
April 28"The Art of Yes-And" MaryAnn McKibben Dana , Life is full of the unexpected, both positive and not so positive. What if, instead of fighting it when things don’t go as planned, we leaned into the change and improvised? Presbyterian pastor and author MaryAnn McKibben Dana will explore the idea of “yes, and…” which is the bedrock principle for improvisation. From Moses to Ruth to Jesus, scripture is full of people boldly saying “yes, and…” as they accept what life throws their way and build upon it. Our time together will blend scripture, theology, psychology, literature, and more. The Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana is a writer, free-range pastor, speaker, and coach. She is the author of God, Improv and the Art of Living and Sabbath in the Suburbs. (Part 2 - rescheduled due to snow closure on January 13th)