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Adult Faith Development November

Sundays 9:45-10:45am
All classes are open to visitors & guests at any time
Questions contact: Nancy McNeill Director of Faith Development

First Bible Class – Meets Weekly (Room 112)
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. November Theme- “Everlasting Covenant”.   Teacher: Hugh Howell

Text Talk – Meets Weekly (Room 203)
This class will explore in depth the scripture passages that are the grounding for the day’s sermon. Come join the conversation!  Teachers: Jane Vann, Rev. Dr. Thom Nelson

Coffee Talk 3.0 – Meets Weekly  (Widman Room 107)
Coffee Talk welcomes all FPCA members and visitors, ages 21-40s. Join us this month for fellowship, Bible Study and conversation with Patrick Johnson and Nathan Gruver. Nursery is available and little ones are also always welcome to join us when we meet. If you are a visitor, we would love for you to join us as our church continues to grow! Coordinators: Scott & Cat Kessler 

November 5, 12, & 19

“A New Place To Be; Spiritual Birth & Renewal” (Room 213)
3 weeks remain of this video series and discussion, join us at any time. Richard Rohr, Brennan Manning and Jean Vanier will stir our imagination sharing what has happened in their own lives and how we might join with them in this journey of spiritual re-birth. Facilitator: Frances Baldwin

November 19

"Take Me To the Water: A Conversation about Racism, Imagination, and Faith"  (Room 214)  About a year ago, I was asked to write an article for the Insights journal of Austin Theological Seminary on racism and the problem of whiteness. Racism is part of our national DNA, and each time we think this cancer is in recession it rears its head with a renewed and ugly force. Writing this article was an opportunity for me to explore my story, to understand better what it means to live in the world as a white person, and to think through how we can heal the disease of racism from a theological perspective. I invite you to join me for a conversation about these things and, if you would like, to read the article available as a pdf link or pick up a copy at the reception desk.   
Teacher: Rev. Dr. Patrick Johnson

November 26 – December 17

Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography (Room 213) 
Using excerpts—from Augustine (Confessions), CS Lewis (Surprised by Joy), Anne Lamott (Traveling Mercies), Sara Miles (Take This Bread), this class offers an invitation to write bits of your own spiritual autobiography.  Emphasis on themes of “conversion,” “confession,” and “community”  Teacher: Jeremy Jones, Associate Professor English, WCU

Earlier Event: November 2
Benefit for Room in the Inn