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Adult Education

Adult Education


All Are Welcome!

Let's Learn and Grow Together.


Drop-ins are always welcome at all of our Sunday Morning
Adult Education classes. No prior preparation expected.

The following class concludes Sunday, November 22
11:20 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Planning Tomorrow, Today
led by Sue Hamilton
(Room 203-205)

Making intentional decisions so that others do not have to choose for you fosters inner peace. Class topics include: Where will I live? Important legal decisions, Making my wishes known, Planning my memorial service, determining my legacy, and Making the most of today. This six-week class is designed to help participants consider important life choices before they are needed. Presenters include Westminster members and outside speakers.

The following class continues through December 20 (except no class on December 13)
11:20 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Creeds and Confessions: The Presbyterian Variety

led by Richard Baker
(West Parlor)

“To the extent that we pay attention to them at all, it is often as museum pieces—as mildly interesting artifacts—or, increasingly, as rule books to identify bad faith or bad life in other people.” So says a Joseph Small, a contemporary Presbyterian theologian, and he’s talking about our Confessions: those eleven statements of faith, ranging from The Apostles’ Creed and The Nicene Creed through The Second Helvetic Confession to A Brief Statement of Faith. Of course, we recite a few of them in worship, most notably The Apostles’ Creed and A Brief Statement—but when’s the last time you recited The Second Helvetic? And even those familiar one or two may suffer the fate of the toofamiliar: too often, we say them without thinking. Yet, as Presbyterians, we're supposed to receive and adopt the essential tenets of these Confessions sincerely, and be instructed, led, and guided by them. In this class, we’ll try to pay attention to our Confessions, treat them as more than museum pieces, and see how much they can instruct, lead, and guide us.

The following class runs November 29, December 6, and December 20 (no class on December 13)
11:20 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Christmas Season movies

led by Ty Inbody

What is your favorite Christmas season movie?  The agenda of this three-session course is to ask: what is a Christmas movie and why do we watch them?  This class will discuss how these movies blend distinctively Christian values, larger cultural values, and how they relate to Westminster’s Christmas Eve service.  We will explore in some detail Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,“ and Frank Capra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life,” as well as some discussion of “The Miracle on 34th Street,” “Christmas Story,“ “White Christmas,” and a few others.  You will have an opportunity to discuss your favorite movie, too.  Ty Inbody is Professor Emeritus of Theology at United Theological Seminary in Dayton.

Thursdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Bible 101
led by Laurie Davis
(West Parlor)

Are you listening? Hearing what Scripture might have said to its first audience allows their journey and ours to be seen as part of a common scene. Closing this gap is vital to hearing God’s Word for us today. We will begin our 2015-2016 Bible 101 Survey class by learning six skills that will help us more clearly hear the message the Bible has for us today. In this class no prior knowledge is assumed, no question is too basic, and every attempt at humor is appreciated.

This class will not meet on November 26. On Thursday, December 3, the class will trace the history of the Bible in your hands from the original ancient manuscripts to the multiple modern translations available today. Did you know it is actually a story of faith and murder, betrayal and belief? All are invited to learn this thriller of a tale of how the Bible came to be.



Sunday - 10:00 a.m.
125 N. Wilkinson St,
Dayton, OH 45402

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Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

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