Christian Education 2017

Current Adult Christian Education Classes

This year there is no confirmation class.  Contact Rev. David Hallgren with questions. (dhallgren@pennpres.org.)

Junior High and Senior High Youth Groups will begin September 10 and meet in Heritage Hall, at 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm, respectively. Changes in schedule are communicated directly to regular attendees and published in church newsletters and bulletins. Junior Highs (“Sunday Night Central” group) are led by Karl and Kathy Merzena, Ellen White with Rev. David Hallgren and usually will meet Sundays from 6:30 pm. Senior Highs will be led by Bob Fletcher, Kelsey Holderman with Rev. David Hallgren and their regular schedule is 7:30 on Sundays. and Lee White with Rev. David Hallgren. Schedules change for special events like group outings and local mission projects, which are planned in advance. Request a sign-up form from Rev. David Hallgren at dhallgren@pennpres.org.

New Parent Coffee and Conversation Hour

Each of the 99 ways has a page and a half reflection by the author, followed by a scripture on the topic, and then a question for discussion. No preparation is required! No need to purchase the book! Just come for a time of learning, encouragement, Christian fellowship and prayer with other parents.A New, Informal Class: Parent Coffee and Conversation Hour –Sundays @ 9 am (‘education hour’), in Heritage Hall The format of this class is informal discussions based on “99 Way to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children” by Karen Long Bostrom, facilitated by Allison Larthey; no need to buy the book & no homework. You may also join the private “PPC Parenting” page on Facebook. The class will meet starting September 10 during the education hour starting at 9:00 am. Ways to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children.

2018 Kerygma study of the Book of Romans

There will be a Thursday 6:55 pm class, and a Sunday 9 am class, starting January 4 or January 7, respectively. The schedule will synchronize so that you can switch between classes if your schedule changes. The course will run 15 weeks.

The Reformation, for which we recently celebrated 500 years, is tied to the Book of Romans. Martin Luther, as a professor of Biblical theology, studied Paul’s letter to the Romans, and that study helped him reach “the understanding that redemption came not through his efforts, but through faith in God’s actions.”

Thoughtful Christian

January 7 and 14: Discussion will be about the opioid crisis, centered around the documentary “The House I Live in” by Eugene Jarecki. “The death of his housekeeper’s son inspires filmmaker Eugene Jarecki to add up the true cost of America’s losing war on drugs.” See trailer on YouTube.

Free Course during Lent: Shakespeare’s Greek Plays in Biblical Perspective

This is the 2018 Lenten Journey provided free to the community by Pennington Presbyterian Church at 13 South Main Street. The course is being taught by Rev. Dr. Gordon S. Mikoski, Ph. D. and Professor at the Princeton Theological Seminary. The course will run six week, starting on February 18 through March 25, on Sunday evenings, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. Please email or call the church office by February 15 to register: office@pennpres.org or 609-737-1221, extension 10. The plays are: Troilus and Cressida; Timon of Athens; Pericles, Prince of Tyre; The Comedy of Errors; Two Noble Kinsmen; and Antony and Cleopatra.