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What questions do you wrestle with in your faith? How can you deepen your relationship with God? This is a time when adults of all ages gather together to learn, share, and grow in their faith, learning more about the Bible and how to better live their life following Jesus. A variety of different series compose the year. Series are often based on books, but reading the books is optional. For current info about this Sunday’s class contact diane@spcah.org.

 

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Adult Education

Lenten Series

Please consider joining us Sundays at 11:15 AM in the Pierce Room for what should prove to be an unusual Lenten series.

We are basing our series on this Magrey deVega book that explores stories from the Gospels that deal with ‘uncertainty’. In our highly technological, sometimes violent and unpredictable world, there are few guarantees in life. As Christ-followers, we must learn how to embrace uncertainty and make the radical decision to follow Jesus despite the many unknowns we face.

Not necessary to attend our Sunday classes, but if you would like to have the book, you can pick it up at the signup desk in the Narthex for a $8.00 suggested donation.

There are 7 lessons in the book so we will start the Sunday BEFORE Ash Wednesday and finish the Sunday BEFORE Easter:

  • Sunday, Feb 11: Chapter 1: The Desperate Father & the Uncertainty of Faith.  (Mark 9:14-29) Click for Video & Handout
  • Sunday, Feb 18: Chapter 2: Peter and the Uncertainty of Forgiveness (Matthew 18:21-22) Click for Video & Handout
  • Sunday, Feb 25: Chapter 3: The Crowd and the Uncertainty of Worry (Luke 12:1-34) Click for Video & Handout
  • Sunday, Mar 3: Chapter 4: Lazarus and the Uncertainty of Mortality (John 11:1-44) Click for Video
  • Sunday, Mar 10: Chapter 5: Zacchaeus and the Uncertainty of Surrender (Luke 19:1-10)
  • Sunday, Mar 17: Chapter 6: Jesus and the Uncertainty of Obedience (Matthew 26:36-46)
  • Sunday, Mar 24: Chapter 7: The Empty Tomb & Proof of the Resurrection (Matt 28:1-7; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-12; John 20:1-18)

To join us on Sundays at 11:15 on zoom, click on this link

Meeting ID: 886 152 8079

Passcode: 91600

For telephone call in, with only audio, call 1-312-626-6799, enter Meeting ID and Passcode

Past Adult Ed Series
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Adult Education

January is Mission Month

Mission Month Speakers were offered after worship in January in the Pierce Room.

January 7 – Mona Purdy founder of Share Your Soles ~ Click for Video
(One woman’s passion to help people everywhere.)

January 14 – Kathie Mode founder of Packages for Patriots ~ Click for Video
(She and her husband send packages to deployed active troops many times in obscure locations.)

January 21Alison Pittas – Northwest Compass ~ Click for Video
(On a mission to empower the vulnerable.)

January 28 – Lynndah Lahey – Senior Service coordinator for Wheeling Township ~ Click for Video (Empowering people in our community through a variety of programs and activities.)

Advent Adult Ed

John the Baptist

During this Advent season our Sunday, 11 AM adult ed class watched and discussed videos based on Adam Hamilton’s book Prepare the Way for the Lord. During these 4 lessons we  discovered deeper meanings regarding how John the Baptist’s life and ministry resonated in the Jewish/Roman world which existed during Jesus’ life.

We will learn that the Advent Season today is not only a time to prepare for the coming of the baby Lord Jesus but also a time for us to contemplate and prepare ourselves for our Lord Jesus’ second coming. Due to the fact that this year’s Advent Sundays fall on key days (December 17 is SPCs Children’s Pageant, Dec 24 is Christmas Eve), we will start this series 1 week early and the final lesson will be offered as a zoom only evening.

November Adult Ed

Two Speakers on Gun Violence Prevention

As you are aware, gun violence in our country has reached epidemic proportions.  It is hard to watch the news any given day without hearing of more victims, many more and more close to home.  The Presbyterian Church has long had a voice in gun violence prevention, and we encourage you to join this important conversation. Come hear two impactful stories this November, sponsored by the Southminster Social Justice Team.

Ghida Neukirch, Sunday, Nov 12, 11:15-12:15 ~ Click for Video

The Highland Park Mass Shooting and Response

Ghida is the City Manager of Highland Park.  She will share what it was like to be present at the devastating Independence Day parade mass shooting in 2022 and how the village responded to this crisis over the ensuing months.  She will also provide helpful information on general public safety.

Leading in Crisis and Managing a Community After a Mass Shooting

Highland Park City Manager Ghida Neukirch served as Incident Commander managing the community’s response to the 2022 mass shooting during the City’s Independence Day parade. She will share the City’s response efforts; coordination with federal, state, county, local governments and community partners; on-going resiliency efforts; and how she balanced her professional demands with her personal life as she, her son and nephew were three minutes from the shooting site. Neukirch will also share public safety information and recommendations, and how “living in the yellow” is an important part of her life.

Mary Kay Baldino, Sunday, Nov 19, 11:15-12:15 ~ Click for Video

Mom’s Demand Action and Gun Violence Prevention

Mary Kay is part of the Arlington Heights chapter of Moms Demand Action, a national grassroots movement working to prevent gun violence that was founded after the Sandy Hook school shooting.  She will share surprising statistics as well as ways we can all make a difference in keeping people – especially our youth – safe from harm. 

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