Adult Education

Adult Classes meet at 9:45 am on Sundays.

We offer several classes each Sunday morning for adults. Want to study Scripture together? Interested in learning about different topics and how they intersect with our faith? Check out the options below!

Dunham Hall Class
Bible Study/Spiritual Formation

Beginning Feb. 26: Faith in Plain Sight — A Lenten Journey of Storytelling

Join us in Lent as we hear the stories of fellow church members as they are articulate where their faith and life have been woven together. Everyday saints will be gently interviewed, exploring different threads each week, such as: work, health, family, current issues, community engagement. This is a perfect class to bring a friend or neighbor to. No preparation or knowledge needed, simply a listening ear and open heart.

Our storytellers will be:

  • Feb. 26: Tracy Woody
  • March 5: Ed & Nancy Preston
  • March 12: Abby DeVries
  • March 19: Lisa Lord
  • March 26: Kris Parks
  • April 2: Wood Burns

 Vance Barron Hall Class
Topical Learning

Beginning March 5: Living Into our Earth Care Pledge

“Living Into Our Earth Care Pledge” is a six-part Sunday School series presented by UPC’s Earth Care Team. Each class will explore different aspects of Creation care and the climate crisis, including ways that we as both individuals and a congregation can most effectively and joyfully continue living into our Earth Care Pledge. 

Class schedule:

  • March 5: Living Out Our Faith: Earth Care
  • March 12: Sustainable Diet and Regenerative Agriculture (The Earth Care Team will help host the March 12 Second Sunday Lunch, which will feature vegetarian foods! )
  • March 19: North Carolina Earth Care Issues and Advocacy
  • March 26: Clean, Sustainable Energy
  • April 2: Environmental Justice

No Sunday School on Easter Sunday, April 9

  • April 16: Hope, Resources and Preparation for Earth Day (Saturday, April 22) 

Other Opportunities

Presbyterian Women

Small Groups

Woman to Woman Discussion Group

UPC Adult Education Mission Statement

Adopted August 20, 2015

According to Matthew, Jesus said the greatest commandment is, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40)

We at University Presbyterian Church, as part of God’s people in the Reformed tradition, seek to love God and our neighbors through educational opportunities that:

*are rooted in the Bible and present topics through a Christian “lens of faith”

*incorporate theology professed by the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Reformed tradition

*integrate worship, study, and service

*nurture spiritual exploration and development

*encourage faithful living in concert with Christ’s mission

*welcome participants of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs

*respect and welcome other denominations and faiths

An essential function of a congregation is to provide educational opportunities that challenge people of all ages to become more aware of and to discern God’s call. We believe such study should touch upon all aspects of our lives as individuals and as a church community, informing our mission and enhancing our worship of God.