Adult Education  

The Gathering Fall 2019                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                                    

September 8 

Room 200: Today’s Sermon Text and Theme facilitated by Barry Cobb, John James and Gil Graybill. If you are interested in learning more about today’s  theme, join us for this engaging and informative conversation.

Parlor:  “Is PRIDE okay?”  (From Sinning Like a Christian, W. H. Willimon and Scripture) led by Susan Grigg will be the topic of discussion.

John Knox:  The book of Psalms is the bible study for the fall led by Nancy Law. We will learn about the various categories of Psalms in their original context, where and how they were used through the centuries, and how they have been adapted to contemporary settings as we consider how we might apply them to our lives.

 
September 15  

Westminster Hall:  Today’s Sermon Text and Theme facilitated by Barry Cobb, John James and Gil Graybill. If you are interested in learning more about today’s  theme, join us for this engaging and informative conversation.

Room 200:  Nancy Eyre and Susan Bradshaw will lead participants in this offering using a simple devotional practice that that uses our hands, heads, and hearts to identify the work of the Spirit in our lives.

Parlor: “Is it okay to be ANGRY?” (From Sinning Like a Christian, W. H. Willimon and Scripture) led by Susan Grigg

John Knox:  The book of Psalms is the bible study for the fall led by Nancy Law. We will learn about the various categories of Psalms in their original context, where and how they were used through the centuries, and how they have been adapted to contemporary settings as we consider how we might apply them to our lives.

 
September 22

Westminster Hall:  The Mission Task Force* is excited about introducing food insecurity as a new focus for our congregational mission efforts.  *Led by Beth Billman, JoLee Carpenito, Carol Clemens, Mitch Perry, Carolyn Scott, Glenn Schindo and Debbie Kirk

 
September 29

Westminster Hall:  Stewardship Kick Off - The Giving Ministry Team, Moderated by Laura McHenry and John James, will share this year’s theme, goals and plans as we consider what it means to be a good steward of all God has entrusted to us.

 
October 6                                    

Westminster Hall:  Today’s Sermon Text and Theme facilitated by Barry Cobb, John James and Gil Graybill. If you are interested in learning more about today’s theme, join us for this engaging and informative conversation.

Room 200:  Book Study 1 “The Jesus Priorities” by Christopher Maricle, Facilitated by Andrea Mouw. Each week we will explore the priorities Jesus modeled in his life and ministry as told in the Gospels and we will discuss how to emulate them:  healing, love, prayer, and confidence in the treasures in heaven, oneness with God, spreading the Word, innocence, and humility.  Participants do not have to read the book and may attend any sessions. 

Parlor:  "Violence and Faith" 1  How Christians should understand the violence in the Bible and what it means to act like a non-violent Christian in our society today, led by Ron Ash. Possible ways to decrease the many forms of violence will be open for discussion.  

John Knox: The book of Psalms is the bible study for the fall led by Nancy Law. We will learn about the various categories of Psalms in their original context, where and how they were used through the centuries, and how they have been adapted to contemporary settings as we consider how we might apply them to our lives.

 
October 13                                      

Westminster Hall:  Today’s Sermon Text and Theme facilitated by Barry Cobb, John James and Gil Graybill. If you are interested in learning more about today’s theme, join us for this engaging and informative conversation.

Room 200:  Book Study 2 “The Jesus Priorities” by Christopher Maricle, Facilitated by Andrea Mouw. Each week we will explore the priorities Jesus modeled in his life and ministry as told in the Gospels and we will discuss how to emulate them:  healing, love, prayer, and confidence in the treasures in heaven, oneness with God, spreading the Word, innocence, and humility.  Participants do not have to read the book and may attend any sessions. 

Parlor: “Violence and Faith" 2 How Christians should understand the violence in the Bible and what it means to act like a non-violent Christian in our society today. Ways to decrease the many forms of violence will be discussed.  Led by Ron Ash

 
October 20                                          

Westminster Hall:  Today’s Sermon Text and Theme facilitated by Barry Cobb, John James and Gil Graybill. If you are interested in learning more about today’s theme, join us for this engaging and informative conversation.

Room 200:  Book Study 3 “The Jesus Priorities” by Christopher Maricle, Facilitated by Andrea Mouw. Each week we will explore the priorities Jesus modeled in his life and ministry as told in the Gospels and we will discuss how to emulate them:  healing, love, prayer, and confidence in the treasures in heaven, oneness with God, spreading the Word, innocence, and humility.  Participants do not have to read the book and may attend any sessions. 

Parlor:  “Violence and Faith" 2 How Christians should understand the violence in the Bible and what it means to act like a non-violent Christian in our society today. Ways to decrease the many forms of violence will be discussed.  Led by Ron Ash

John Knox:  The book of Romans is the bible study for the fall led by Nancy Law. This offering is a “deep dive” into the book of Romans. We will review the context of the apostle Paul’s letter to first century Christians, as through study and conversation we will seek to discern how to interpret it for our 21st century lives.

 
October 27   

Westminster Hall:  Today’s Sermon Text and Theme facilitated by Barry Cobb, John James and Gil Graybill. If you are interested in learning more about today’s theme, join us for this engaging and informative conversation.

Room 200:  Book Study 4 “The Jesus Priorities” by Christopher Maricle, Facilitated by Andrea Mouw. Each week we will explore the priorities Jesus modeled in his life and ministry as told in the Gospels and we will discuss how to emulate them:  healing, love, prayer, and confidence in the treasures in heaven, oneness with God, spreading the Word, innocence, and humility.  Participants do not have to read the book and may attend any sessions. 

John Knox:  The book of Romans is the bible study for the fall led by Nancy Law. This offering is a “deep dive” into the book of Romans. We will review the context of the apostle Paul’s letter to first century Christians, as through study and conversation we will seek to discern how to interpret it for our 21st century lives.

November 3   

Westminster Hall:  Middle and High School Youth will share their summer experiences from Massanetta and Montreat conferences and the mission trip to Washington DC. Led by the Youth and Adult Leaders

           

November 10

Westminster Hall:  Come to the Table: Hunger in a World of Plenty 1   Together we will review the biblical mandate to care for earth in sustainable ways and reflect on the spiritual as well as physical aspects of choosing the food we consume so that healthy food is available for everyone. Facilitated by Debbie Kirk

Room 200:  John Oldenburg will facilitate a discussion on a current issue following a video presentation of a TED Talk on a current issue.

Parlor:  “Dear Saints in Corinth – and in HMPC” 1 – The Cross & Christian Unity. Join us for this fascinating study of 1st Corinthians using Paul through Mediterranean Eyes by Kenneth Bailey, led by Susan Grigg

John Knox:  The book of Romans is the bible study for the fall led by Nancy Law. This offering is a “deep dive” into the book of Romans. We will review the context of the apostle Paul’s letter to first century Christians, as through study and conversation we will seek to discern how to interpret it for our 21st century lives.

November 17

Westminster Hall:  Come to the Table: Hunger in a World of Plenty 2   Together we will review the biblical mandate to care for earth in sustainable ways and reflect on the spiritual as well as physical aspects of choosing the food we consume so that healthy food is available for everyone. Facilitated by Debbie Kirk

Room 200:  John James will lead our conversation based on media presentation of an issue of interest to the group.

Parlor “Sex: Men and Women in the Human Family” 2 - Christian and Pagan: Freedom and Responsibility. Join us for this fascinating study of 1st Corinthians using Paul through Mediterranean Eyes by Kenneth Bailey, led by Susan Grigg

John Knox:  The book of Romans is the bible study for the fall led by Nancy Law. This offering is a “deep dive” into the book of Romans. We will review the context of the apostle Paul’s letter to first century Christians, as through study and conversation we will seek to discern how to interpret it for our 21st century lives.

 
November 24

Westminster Hall:  Sarah Ogletree from the non profit organization Interfaith Power and Light will be our guest presenter  as we discuss the theological basis for and church’s role in protecting and preserving the world that God created. IPL envisions a stable climate where humans live in right and just relationship, interconnected with a healthy, thriving, natural world. IPL inspires and mobilizes people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change.

Parlor:  Join us for this fascinating study of 1st Corinthians - 3 Worship: Men and Women in the Church, using Paul through Mediterranean Eyes by Kenneth Bailey, led by Ron Ash

John Knox:  The book of Romans is the bible study for the fall led by Nancy Law. This offering is a “deep dive” into the book of Romans. We will review the context of the apostle Paul’s letter to first century Christians, as through study and conversation we will seek to discern how to interpret it for our 21st century lives.

December 1                                                  

Room 200:  Participants may choose to create an Advent wreath, calendar, or ornament for use at home throughout the season. Facilitated by Grace Hutchinson, Debbie Kirk and the Chancel Guild

Parlor: Join us for this fascinating study of 1st Corinthians using Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes by Kenneth Bailey, led by Susan Grigg 

John Knox:  The book of Romans is the bible study for the fall led by Nancy Law. This offering is a “deep dive” into the book of Romans. We will review the context of the apostle Paul’s letter to first century Christians, as through study and conversation we will seek to discern how to interpret it for our 21st century lives.

 

December 8 

Westminster Hall:  All are invited to decorate and pack holiday cookies for Capital Towers residents and other Hudson friends Facilitated by Susan Bradshaw and the Adult Committee

John Knox:  The book of Romans is the bible study for the fall led by Nancy Law. This offering is a “deep dive” into the book of Romans. We will review the context of the apostle Paul’s letter to first century Christians, as through study and conversation we will seek to discern how to interpret it for our 21st century lives.

 
December 15                                          

Westminster Hall:  Today’s Sermon Text and Theme facilitated by Barry Cobb, John James and Gil Graybill. If you are interested in learning more about today’s theme, join us for this engaging and informative conversation.

Room 200:  Using media, music, and devotional readings we will reflect on the meaning of Advent in our lives as individuals and community. Facilitated by Debbie Kirk

John Knox:  The book of Romans is the bible study for the fall led by Nancy Law. This offering is a “deep dive” into the book of Romans. We will review the context of the apostle Paul’s letter to first century Christians, as through study and conversation we will seek to discern how to interpret it for our 21st century lives.

 
December 22             

Westminster Hall:  Today’s Sermon Text and Theme facilitated by Barry Cobb, John James and Gil Graybill.   If you are interested in learning more about today’s  theme, join us for this engaging and informative conversation.

Room 200:  Using media, music, and devotional readings we will reflect on the meaning of Advent in our lives as individuals and community. Facilitated by Debbie Kirk

John Knox: The book of Romans is the bible study for the fall led by Nancy Law. This offering is a “deep dive” into the book of Romans. We will review the context of the apostle Paul’s letter to first century Christians, as through study and conversation we will seek to discern how to interpret it for our 21st century lives.

 

December 29 Holiday Weekend – No classes

Women’s Weekday Opportunities

Women at the Well Devotional Group 

Women at the Well weekly devotional group begins the fall semester using God, Improv and the Art of Living by MaryAnn McKibben Dana as our book selection. Dana shares her wisdom noting the many ways we improvise as we navigate the circumstances life. Being aware of the principles of improvisation enables us to see more clearly how God is operating in the world and the Spirit is moving in our lives. The deadline for book order has passed but you may still join the class; you must purchase the book on your own.

Women at the Well is for women of all ages and stages who meet regularly for support, fellowship, prayer and conversation using selected resources as a guide. Weekly sessions are Wednesday from 9:15-10:30 a.m. in the Parlor; the monthly group meets the fourth Thursday at 6 p.m. in a local restaurant and uses podcasts as the basis for conversation. 

Bonhoeffer Babes : Bonhoeffer Babes Book Club

The HMPC Bonhoeffer Babes meet on the first Tuesday  of each month at 7 pm at The Crafty Beer Shop at Lafayette Village (8450 Honeycutt Rd). Contact Kelly Boone (boonekr@gmail.com) for more information. We welcome women of all ages who love books and informal conversation to come read with us!

Men’s Weekday Opportunities

Waking Up With the Word: A Men’s Morning Scripture Study
The 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 am in the Parlor.
Meet Pastor Mac in the Parlor 1st & 3rd Tuesdays to do a simple reflection on a passage from the Bible! No preparation is needed, just show up, pour a cup of coffee and we’ll share our thoughts on the scripture passage. This is a great way to get to know other men of the church and deepen your faith. Mac will use three simple questions to frame the study. 

 

The Presbyterian Pint
Men of the church are welcome to join Pastor Mac at 7 pm on the 4th Thursday of each month off-site. At Presbyterian Pint we enjoy fellowship and faith in a friendly environment. Pastor Mac comes ready with relevant discussion topics and readings. It is also an opportunity for men to share how they are doing in their daily lives. Contact Mac for more information.

Opportunities for All

Brown Bag Lunch with Pastor Mac

Brown Bag meets the first Monday of the month at noon in Westminster Hall. Pastor Mac faciltates the discussion.

All are welcome. Please bring a bag lunch, paper goods and drinks are provided.
 

Seeing the Word - Images From the St. John’s Illuminated Bible 

Seeing the Word is a scripture study that utilizes images from the Saint John’s Illuminated Bible. The group will meet the 3rd Monday of the month at noon in Westminster Hall. No registration required. For more information contact Mac Schafer 

Seeing the Word at Springmoor
HMPC has many members and friends who live at Springmoor Life Care Retirement Center. Pastor Mac Schafer facilitates a monthly study of passages and illuminations in the St. John’s Illuminated Bible. The study lasts 45 minutes and concludes with the Lord’s Supper. The group meets  at 10:30 a.m. in the Springmoor chapel. For more information contact Mac Schafer
 

Labyrinth Walk

The north end of our property has a seven circuit classical labyrinth for you to walk. Labyrinths have a single pathway to the center and the same pathway out. They can be used for prayer, quiet worship, relaxation, meditation, and more. A simple guide is available at the entrance of the Hudson labyrinth to help you with your journey.
 

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

9:30 am - Education Hour for Youth & Adults

9:30 am - Elementary Joyful Noise 

10:30 am - One Worship Service & Children's Education for age 3 through 4th grade following the Children's Message

11:30 am - Fellowship Time 

PRAYER REQUESTS

 

We welcome your request to be added to our Prayer list. Please call 919-787-1086 and press 2 for the Deacon's Prayer Line.

 

ADDRESS

 

Hudson Memorial Presbyterian Church

4921 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609

P: 919.787.1086

F: 919.510.9990

E: info@hmpc.org

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