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August Adult Faith Development & Ongoing Sunday Classes

Classes are open at all times for anyone to attend
Facebook: FPCA Adult Education
Contact: Nancy McNeill Director of Faith Development 
*Childcare provided for all adult classes & studies

August 6  Asheville Youth Mission (AYM) Ministry (Room 213)
Learn more about Asheville Youth Mission (AYM) and how this ministry that we house in our building is making a huge positive impact!  AYM brings youth and college groups into the Asheville area to do outreach work. The summer college aged staff of Asheville Youth Mission will give a presentation about their life-changing summer experiences. This summer’s theme Creating Spaces engages hundreds of teenagers from across the country in ministry with our Asheville neighbors.  Using creativity through the arts, AYM offers each group meaningful biblical study, worship experiences and opportunity to consider how God is calling them to create space in their own churches & communities.

.August 13  A Gallery Talk (1st Floor Gallery)
Grace Carol Bomer, Asheville artist whose art is currently on exhibit in the gallery, will talk about her art.  Her vision of art is that of service to God.  Soli Deo Gloria (Only to God is the Glory) is the name of her studio in the River Arts District.  Her art is more than surface design and abstraction; her concern is the human condition surprised by the grace of God. Her pairing of text and image references her belief that all things hold together in Christ. Guest Teacher:  Grace Carol Bomer        

August 20  The Ministry of Accompaniment (Room 213)                                        
Through the ministry of accompaniment Asheville Poverty Initiative (API) will, in partnership with those on the margins, develop opportunities for education and advocacy. These opportunities will foster mutual relationships across socioeconomic boundaries deconstructing the divisive and misleading categories of the "haves" and "have nots." Learn more about API, 12 Baskets Café, and a potential new initiative. Teacher:  Rev. Shannon Spencer; API Director, FPC Adjunct Pastor

August 27  FPCA Youth Living their Faith!   (Fellowship Hall)                                
Come hear from our youth about their Summer Youth Events: Massanetta Springs Middle School Conference, Montreat Youth Conference, and the High School Mission trip to Guatemala. These experiences are transformative ones for the youth and adults who participated. For many of our middle and high school youth these events are a highlight for their summer and would not be possible without congregational support!

Ongoing Classes:

Coffee Talk 3.0 (Widman Room 107/1st floor)
Young adults age 22-early 40’s are invited to this exciting opportunity for growing spiritually and to build community. We love for visitors to join us as our church continues to grow! Contact:  Marilyn Cortes

First Bible Class  (Room 112) using The Present Word quarterly curriculum            
This class has met consistently for the past 100 years.  Participants study the Bible using “The Present Word” quarterly and occasionally help out with an unfunded ministry or an unfunded need.

Looking Ahead to the Fall………………Weekday Studies

Monthly Bible Study  (Room 112)
Cloud of Witnesses: The Community of Christ in Hebrews by Melissa Bane Sevier                                                                                                                           
Study once a month on Monday mornings 10:30-11:45am for 9 sessions September - May   
The author, Melissa Bane Sevier invites us to explore major themes found in Hebrews, relate these themes to other parts of our faith tradition, and tie them together with the overarching motif of community. Join the hundreds of thousands of thoughtful Christians who will be sharing this study together in the coming months.

Anyone interested is invited to join this exciting opportunity for study and reflection. Presbyterian Women Circles will study this in 2017-2018; books available beginning August 20.  Additional Study books are available for $10.00.  If you are not in a PW Circle Contact the Church Office to sign-up and order a study book. 
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Patrick Johnson