Adult Education at BMPC

Education & Bible Study

We invite you to open your mind and connect with what is deepest in your heart by joining us for study, conversation, reflection, and prayer.

Our classes are designed to be intellectually engaging and spiritually enriching to help you explore what you believe and grow in faith. In some classes you may consider the implications of religious faith for daily living or learn about the Bible and the basic themes of Reformed theology. In others you will experience Christian prayer practices or engage in discussion about a variety of compelling contemporary issues. Bring your curiosity and questions! You will not be told what to think but instead given the opportunity to process ideas with others.

Sunday Classes - Beginning September 15

SUNDAY CLASSES 8:45 a.m.          

Sunday Morning Discussion Group - Congregational Hall. Discussion of the book American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation by Jon Meacham led by the Rev. Dr. Paul MacMurray.

Filling the Well - Converse House Parlor. Discussion from the book Listening is an Act of Love, stories collected by the Story Corps Project led by the Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick. This class is sponsored by BMPC Presbyterian Women and is open to women of all ages. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

SUNDAY CLASSES 11:15 A. M.

Sunday, September 15 - Report from the BMPC Scotland Trip, Chapel - Members of BMPC traveled together to Scotland to experience the beauty of the country as well as to learn more about the roots of our Presbyterian traditions. Join the participants in the trip to see images from the tour and to hear about their experiences and how the trip impacted their connection to our theological heritage.

Sunday, September 22 - The Impact on BioDiversity, Chapel - The BMPC Environmental Justice Committee welcomes Lisa J. Rodrigues, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment at Villanova University as she walks us through the The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services 2019 Assessment that nearly one million species on earth are at risk of extinction today.

Sunday, September 29 - Charles and Melissa Johnson, PCUSA Mission Co-Workers Chasefu Theological Seminary in Zambia, 2018 Richard Shaull Award Recipients, Chapel - Since 2016 the Johnson’s have been serving alongside Presbyterian partners in Zambia working to help the church in Zambia expand its holistic ministry of community development, food security and improved health. In 2018, Chasefu Seminary received the Shaull award to fund the expansion of their leadership training for seminary students.

 

Weekday/Saturday Classes

Women’s Coffee Cup Bible Study. Wednesdays from September - May, 10:00 a.m., Gloucester Room. The Rev. Rachel Pedersen leads our study. A weekly study for women of all ages. The Rev. Rachel Pedersen and guest teachers lead discussions of Different Faith Practices and their origins in scripture. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Men’s Study Group. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, September - May, 10:00 a.m., Converse House. Led by Paul MacMurray. Men of all ages invited. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Horizons Bible Study. First Wednesday, September - May, 10:30 a.m., Rosemont Presbyterian Village. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday Morning Men’s Group. Saturdays, September - June, 7:00 a.m., Converse House Parlor, which is accessed via the ramp in the Ministries Center and is next to the Church library. All ages are invited to join for fellowship and lively discussions “beyond the water cooler” on topics of interest to men, such as relationships with parents, spouses, and children. All discussions are confidential. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bible from Scratch - Fourth Thursday of the Month - 7:00 p.m Converse House Parlor

This class led by Rebecca Kirkpatrick, will explore both the basic content and interpretative practices of reading and following scripture. If you have never really studied the Bible, this will be a open and gentle place to start. If you are ready to think about scripture in new and creative ways, this is also the class for you. In addition to reading directly from the Bible, this class will also use: A Lens of Love: Reading the Bible in Its World for Our World, by Jonathan Walton and The Bible: a Biography by Karen Armstrong. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Community Forum

The Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Community Forum Distinguished Speaker Series began in 1997 in conjunction with our congregation’s 125th anniversary. The forums were endowed by the Anna and Herbert H. Middleton, Sr. Fund of our church Foundation and have been offered as a service to the community at large. The forums are free and open to the public. The format is a 45-minute presentation followed by a time for questions.

Check back for information about this year's Community Forum. 


The Book Center
Located in the Ministries Center Court, the Book Center offers books at publisher prices. There is a wide selection of spiritual books, class resources and Bibles. The Book Center is staffed on Sundays following worship from September through June. During the week, a key to the center is available at the reception desk. Payment for books may be placed in Carol Schmidt’s mail slot, across from the reception desk.

The Library
The Library is on the second floor of the Ministries Center. When you enter the Ministries Center, there is a ramp on the left that leads to the library. (The ramp is before you reach the steps to the Court.) Follow the ramp, and look for signs directing you to the library. Special collections including Presbyterian and Reformed history and theology, comparative religion, spiritual growth, social issues, Christian classics and BMPC history and local history. The Library is open whenever the Ministries Center is open. A sampling of books are located on the racks in the Ministries Center Court next to the Book Center.

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