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? Need some time to just take a deep breath? Check out the options below! 

Bible Study Class

Crossroads
Meets in Dunham Hall

Since 2019, Crossroads has brought together multiple generations of UPC members to reflect on scripture and what it means to be a disciple of Christ.  Each week’s discussion provides an enriching opportunity for fellowship and shared examination of various Biblical texts illuminated by leading theologians, Biblical commentators, and well-respected spiritual leaders. All ages are welcome!

Contemplative Class

Stillwaters
Meets in Vance Barron Hall

Inspired by this past year’s Lenten study focusing on different spiritual practices, this class aims to create sacred space and time for prayer, creativity, exploration, and reflection. Together, we will practice the presence of God. It will be organized as an informal choose-your-own-adventure type of experience with options including guided conversation in small groups, daily examen, lectio divina, spiritual autobiography, contemplative prayer, and more.

Rotation Class

Topical Class
Meets in the Terrace Room

Hunger Class – Sept. 25 & Oct. 2
In connection with National Hunger Action Month, we will be offering a two-week Sunday School class focused hunger and ways we can address this issue locally. Representatives from local partner organizations will teach us about the work they do and ways that we can partner with them.

Presby 101 – Oct. 9
Meg Peery McLaughlin will lead this class about what it means to be Presbyterian, with this session focusing on mission.

Faith & The Arts – Oct 16, 23, & 30

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.