Adult Education & Faith Formation

At Webster Groves Presbyterian Church, we believe that our minds and intellects are gifts from God to be cultivated and nourished as part of faithful living.  We have many opportunities for study, conversation, and enrichment on Sunday mornings and during the week.  All are welcome!

Sunday Mornings

Sunday offerings meet at 9:30am September through May.

Contact Pastor Hannah for more information.

Faith in Real Life

This weekly gathering for conversation focuses on different issues in our community and world and how we can live out our faith. Every third Sunday join us for Faith in Action as we engage in a hands on project.

We host guest speakers on faith, mission, environmental stewardship, and a great deal more!

October 20 - Faith in Action Hands On Project making cleaning kits for Home Sweet Home. Home Sweet Home is a furniture bank and agency we support as a congregation. Previously homeless clients choose everything they need at Home Sweet Home to furnish their new home. A gift of cleaning supplies will help them get off to a great start.

October 27 - DRAP (Dismantling Racism and Privilege) Report, Diane McCullough. WGPC member Diane McCullough will lead a report and discussion of the recent DRAP journey to Montgomery, AL where they visited the sites developed by the Equal Justice Initiative founded by Bryan Stevenson ("Just Mercy").

November 3 - A Discussion on Fair Housing, led by Brad Goss and Laura Arnold. The issue of fair housing is being discussed in the Webster Groves City Council, with a vote on Fair Housing Legislation this month and a town hall discussion on November 21st. In addition, the St. Louis County Council is considering the development of an Affordable Housing Trust Fund. Come for a briefing and discussion to learn more about the issue.

November 10 - Rosemary Mitchell,  Presbyterian Mission Agency. Rosemary Mitchell, Senior Director for Mission Engagement & Support, will bring greetings from the Presbyterian Mission Agency and thank the congregation for their generous support of Presbyterian Mission. She will also discuss our being the first to accept the invitation to be a Matthew 25 church. By becoming a Matthew 25 church we declared that we are embracing these three focus areas: building congregational vitality, dismantling structural racism, and eradicating systemic poverty. The work of our Advocacy Team is especially important in supporting our call to be a Matthew 25 church.

November 17 - Faith in Action Hands on Project making care packages for homeless teens.

November 24 - Cory Knoblach, Forest Releaf

Faith in Real Life meets in Fellowship Hall.

Diving Deeper

This class, led by the pastors and guest teachers, takes a deeper dive.  Exploring the Bible and issues of faith and spirituality, each session builds on the previous weeks.

Diving Deep meets in the Adult Library.

One Church One Book

We’re trying something new with One Church One Book this year!  As part of reading our two books, you’re invited to sign up for a small group with whom you’ll read and discuss the book.

You’ll sign up for your small group during August and September.  With your small group, you will all decide 1) which book to read first   2) how often, when, and where to meet.

We suggest each small group commits to a minimum of two meetings per book.  Each group will have an appointed moderator and a study guide to guide their conversation, but we hope your group follows the direction of whatever conversation arises!

You’ll read the first book during October and November, take a break during December, and then reconvene to read the second book during January and February.

On Sunday, March 1 all small groups will gather together (along with individuals who read the book/s independently) for lunch and large group conversation.  

If small groups aren’t your thing, we hope you’ll purchase copies of the books and read them on your own and join us on March 1.

The Books:

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People to Talk About Race by Robin DiAngelo

Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others by Barbara Brown Taylor

Disciple Bible Study

This year DBS will work our way through Isaiah, followed by the four gospels.  We meet on Thursdays from 10-11:30am in the Parlor, beginning on Thursday, September 5th.

All are welcome!

Questions? Contact Diane McCullough.

Presbyterian Women Bible Study

PW meets on Third Tuesdays at 10:30am in the Conference Room.

Women of all ages are invited to join the PW Horizon Bible study God's Promise: I am with you in the WGPC Conference Room. Lunch follows the study.

Questions? Contact Carol Jones.

Third Wednesday Book Study

The Third Wednesday Book Study meets in members' homes on the third Wednesday of every month at 7pm for conversation, prayer, and fellowship.  This year we are reading When Jesus Became God: The Struggle to Define Christianity in the Last Days of Rome by Richard E. Rubenstein.

Want to join us? Contact Jan Phillips.

We seek to live Christ's love, welcome all people and joyfully serve God.