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.
|September (2019) - Mission and Service||September 8||Cindy & 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 15||KindworksRepresentatives 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 22||Rev. 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 29||Jennifer 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) - Thankful||November 3||A Reformed Vision for the Whole Church; Dr. Larry Golemon, Transitional Director of The Reformed Institute & Executive Director of the Washington Theological Consortium|
|November 10||Growing up Christian in Nigeria and How Faith impacts work at NIH; Dr. Chidi Obasi, Health Scientist Administrator, NIH & PPC Elder in Training|
|November 17||What is Stephen Ministry, how does it work and what is Christian Caregiving?; Sherry Johnson, Karen Karch and Bob Stow, Stephen Ministry Leaders|
|November 24||Hymnody and Singing the Hymns of the Faith; Tom Andrew, Organist and Director of Music Ministries|
|December (2019)||No Forum Classes in December|