The Forum Adult Education Class will begin at 10:00 a.m.

This is so that parents who would like to bring their children to Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. may also participate in the Adult Education Classes while their children are attending Sunday School.  The class will meet in the library on the administrative wing of the church building (unless otherwise noted).  Coffee will be made available at 9:45 a.m. in the library for those who would like to gather first for a cup and conversation.

MonthDateTopic
September (2019) - Mission and ServiceSeptember 8Cindy & Les Morgan who have served as medical missionaries with the PC(USA) for over thirty years and have been supported by the PPC congregation for a good amount of that time, are retiring and would like to share the many ways God has sustained them through their ministry. They will lead the Adult Education class in the fellowship hall beginning at 10:00am. Les Morgan will preach the sermon during the Sunday morning worship service at 11:00am.
September 15KindworksRepresentatives from Kind Works, a small, local, non-profit organization that was started in Montgomery County to help connect volunteers with local social service organizations in order to help where there was a stated need, will speak about their organization, how and why it got started, and what we are doing and can do to partner with them.
September 22Rev. Derek Longbrake will speak about the work of Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless. Rev. Longbrake is a Presbyterian pastor who lives with his wife and three children in Beallsville MD and works for Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless. Previous to that Derek was the pastor of a small Presbyterian congregation in Western Pennsylvania. Derek is also a founding board member of The Giving Square (www.thegivingsquare.org) a nonprofit with a mission that recognizes children as leaders in philanthropy and is a soccer coach for 7-8 year-old girls. Rev. Longbrake will be our preacher in worship on 9/22 as well.
September 29Jennifer Cate, the Executive Director of Hands Along the Nile Development Services (HANDS), which improves the quality of life for vulnerable communities in Egypt, working mostly through local Egyptian Presbyterian organizations will be our guest speaker. Jennifer has worked in intercultural education for the U.S. Department of State in Syria and has taught at the American University in Cairo, Egypt as well as in Shymkent, Kazakhstan. She grew up as a missionary kid in Iran and Egypt, experiences that led to a life of commitment to building bridges between the people of the Middle East and the West. Jennifer holds an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University, a MA from the American University in Cairo, and a BA from Wheaton College.
October (2019) - Faithful Giving
November (2019) - ThankfulNovember 3A Reformed Vision for the Whole Church; Dr. Larry Golemon, Transitional Director of The Reformed Institute & Executive Director of the Washington Theological Consortium
November 10Growing up Christian in Nigeria and How Faith impacts work at NIH; Dr. Chidi Obasi, Health Scientist Administrator, NIH & PPC Elder in Training
November 17What is Stephen Ministry, how does it work and what is Christian Caregiving?; Sherry Johnson, Karen Karch and Bob Stow, Stephen Ministry Leaders
November 24Hymnody and Singing the Hymns of the Faith; Tom Andrew, Organist and Director of Music Ministries
December (2019)December 1The Year of the Bible, Chris McAuliffe
December 8, 15, 22, & 29No Forum Classes
January (2020)January 5The #MeToo Reckoning, led by Rev. Ruth Everhart
January 12Reflections from the group who participated in the January Mission Trip to Mexico Beach, Florida doing Hurricane Recovery
January 19“Are Millennials Losing Faith in Capitalism: Changing Social Expectations for Business”, Rob Wescott and Elizabeth Rust
January 26"Global Political Meltdown: Is the World Going to Hell in a Handbasket?" Rob Wescott and Elizabeth Rust
February (2020)February 2"The Year of the Bible" – questions, comments, how to read the Bible and ways to understand the Torah, Chris McAuliffe
February 9 & 16"The Intersection of Faith and Science" Bob Stow
February 23No class, Annual Congregational Meeting and Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for the Summer Mission Trip
March (2020)March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29Sundays in March will be led by Bruce Douglass with a topic TBD
April (2020)April 5Palm/Passion Sunday, no Adult Education
April 12Easter Sunday, no Adult Education
May (2020)