Adult Education

Sunday Classes (9:45 am)

 

Presby 101 (stand alone class on Feb. 6)

Are you new to UPC, new to the Presbyterian denomination, or just curious to know more about what it means to be part of the PC(USA)? In 2022, we’ll be offering periodic stand-alone classes about what it means to be Presbyterian! Our first class will talk about scripture and how we interpret it.

Later offerings this year will include a look at the sacraments, worship, and church structure.

Location: Fellowship Hall

 

Power Your Mind (8 week class, beginning Feb. 6)

Parents, teachers, and anyone who cares about youth are invited to come learn healthy and effective coping techniques using the workbook “Power Your Mind.” The 8-week class will offer specific tools and skills for managing emotions, controlling impulses and handling situations as they arise. Advance sign-ups are requested; click here to learn more and to sign up.

Location: Vance Barron Hall

 

Crossroads Class (ongoing)

All are welcome to join the Crossroads class, a multi-generational group coming together to reflect on scripture. They are doing an overview of books of the Bible using videos from The Bible Project.

Location: Meeting via Zoom currently (9:30 am), then shifting to in-person in the Stephen Ministry room on Feb. 6 (9:45 am)

 

Click here for a Classroom Map

Other Opportunities

Presbyterian Women

Small Groups

Woman to Woman Discussion Group: Thursdays, 11:30 am on Zoom

 

PC (USA) Office of Public Witness

The Presbyterian Office of Public Witness is the public policy information and advocacy office of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Its task is to advocate, and help the church to advocate, the social witness perspectives and policies of the Presbyterian General Assembly.

Click here to read a summary of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Social Witness Policy Statements.

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.