The Adult Education program is an important part of Ewing-Covenant Worshiping Community. Each spring and fall, we offer presentations in theology and Scripture, spirituality, social issues, and other disciplines. Its primary focus is to inspire and educate members on the greater denomination, local mission, church issues, and faith development. Each week many dedicated members of our congregation and invited presenters help our church family learn and grow in their faith journey. Past programs have included updates on Palestine, Haiti, and Jamaica; comparative religion conversations by leaders of the Jewish and Islamic communities; and Presbyterian topics such as a review of the General Assembly, Passionate Presbyterians, and the Belhar Confession. Pastor Paul has been an active leader in expanding our faith development through Bible study and books, and guest speakers.
Bible Study meets on Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. in the Art Room and Adult Education meets on Sunday morning at 11:15 a.m. in the Lower Meeting Room.
During this Lenten Season we will have multiple opportunities for study and reflection for the development of our faith, and how we live that faith in the world. We urge you to participate in as many as you are able.
Our two Sunday morning classes will mirror the scriptures and themes of our Lenten worship:
Sunday Morning Bible Study: 9:00-9:50, led by Sam Bonner will take on our two Lenten passages over the next six weeks:
Luke 10:1-12, the Mission of the Seventy
Romans 12:1-21, New Life in Christ and marks of the true Christian
March 1st – Week One Reading Luke and discussion
March 8th -Week Two: Reading Romans and general discussion of the passages
March 15th -Week three: Discuss how we can implement the teachings
March 22nd -Week four: A New Life – discussion and readings from the Bible
March 29th -Week Five: The Journey – discussion and readings from the Bible
April 5th -Week Six: The resurrection!
Adult Education Class: 11:30-12:15 Sunday, led by Pastors Paul and Ann, and others, will follow the themes developed from our two Lenten Passages:
March 1st – Dwelling in the Word: Listening to God’s Word
Pastor Paul will lead the conversation of listening to God’s Word that comes to us in the midst of the situations of our lives.
March 8th – Dwelling in the World: Looking for God’s activity in the world
Hope Anderson and members of Pennington Presbyterian’s Living Waters Team will guide us in finding God in the midst of that thirsts.
March 15th – Dwelling in Prayer: Seeking the Heart of God
Pastor Ann will guide the class in knowing God through prayer.
March 22nd – Dwelling with others: Spiritual Companionship and Radical Hospitality
Pastor Paul will guide the discussion of how we make room for God in our lives by welcoming others into our “dwelling place.”
March 29th Dwelling through Service: Encountering God in others, Serving in the Name
Pastor Paul leads our conversation on the role of “doing” in our lives, and encountering God as we serve others.