Adult Education

Sunday Adult Education

Adult Bible Lectionary Study

Every Sunday morning from 9:00 – 10:00 am, Dr. Will Deming leads an Adult Bible Study on the lectionary Scripture passages for that day’s worship, using the Revised Common Lectionary. This is a wonderful way to dive into the Scriptures before hearing them in the worship service.

UPDATE: During this time at home, Dr. Deming is offering this study class on Zoom. To participate weekly, join on Zoom at the same time of 9:00 – 10:00 am via this link: https://zoom.us/j/92285138816. The Zoom Meeting ID is 922-8513-8816.

Special Adult Education Classes & Guest Speakers

Special Adult Christian Education classes and guest speakers are offered throughout the year on Sundays, occasionally before or after the worship service. The announcements and details for these go out in the Spire monthly newsletter and weekly announcements. 

Mid-Week Adult Education Gatherings

Practical Theology Study & Discussion Group

Every Wednesday from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, the Practical Theology and Discussion Group gathers to study books and articles that explore Christian theology and thought. Feel free to drop in! All are welcome!

Open Circle Women’s Group

Every Thursday morning from 10:00 – 11:30 am during the program year, a weekly women’s study and fellowship group meets to check-in with one another, engage in a Bible or topical study, and concludes with a time of prayer. All women are welcome! Feel free to drop in!

UPDATE: During this time at home, Open Circle is gathering virtually on Zoom.

The annual Open Circle Spring Tea will be held on Zoom on Thursday, May 21 at 11:00 am – 1:00pm. The Zoom Meeting ID is 819-4326-2648, and here is the link to join.

Open Circle has decided to extend regular gatherings through the end of June , although at a slightly different time. On Thursdays, May 28 – June 25, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Open Circle will gather for fellowship with one another. The Zoom Meeting ID for those gatherings is 827-988-495 and here is the link to join.

Jubilee & Christian Ethics Book Group

This group is based on the Biblical Old Testament Jubilee year of returning the land to its original inhabitants every 50th year and forgiving debts every 7th year. The Jubilee Book Group studies books and articles related to economic, environmental, and social justice. An evening or alternate option may be available, depending on the mix of members and their scheduling needs.

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Every Sunday at 10:30 am

First Presbyterian Church
1200 SW Alder Street
Portland, Oregon 97205

Tel: (503) 228-7331