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

All Sunday offerings meet at 9:30am on the Third Floor.  Contact Pastor Hannah for more information.

Coffee Shop Talks

This weekly gathering for conversation is inspired by the widely popular TED Talks. Each week we watch a TED Talk and discuss the issues raised and how they relate to our lives of faith and the world around us.

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

Coffee Shop Talks will not meet during December and January so that all may attend the Advent and Epiphany Cafés.

 

Sunday Sessions

These classes are offered in rotating six week sessions, with each of the four classes offered once in the fall and once in the winter/spring. Sunday Sessions run concurrently with Coffee Shop Talks.

Reclaiming Jesus

Offered Feb. 10-March 17

Using the “Reclaiming Jesus” curriculum developed by an ecumenical group of Christian pastors and leaders, this class will spend six weeks exploring how Christ calls us to social action and advocacy based in the foundational proclamation of faith that Jesus alone is Lord.

Led by Rev. Dr. Susan Andrews, Rev. Ed Zumwinkel and
Chuck Reynolds Re:Confirmation

Offered Feb. 10-March 17

Polity? Constantine? Calvin? The Trinity? Ever wish you
remembered a little more from Confirmation? Come
join us for Re:Confirmation as we do a crash refresher
course in the basics of how the Christian church came
to be, what we believe, and what it means to be a
Presbyterian.

Led by Rev. Hannah Zyla

God With Us

Offered March 25-May 5

Every Advent and Christmas we proclaim Emmanuel (“God is with us”) yet often God and our faith become
confined to a couple hours on Sunday. We’ll explore
how we can live out our faith in every part of lives,
from home to hobbies and everything in between.

Led by Pete Putnam and Rev. Hannah Zyla

The PCUSA and Social Witness

Offered March 25-May 5

Presbyterians have a long history of responding to Christ’s call to build God’s kingdom on earth for all God’s children. In these six weeks, we will explore how
the Presbyterian church has lived out this call, and how the PCUSA today is working to witness in the world.

Led by the pastors

Disciple Bible Study

Disciple Bible Study meets on Thursdays from 10-11:30am in the Parlor. Led by Pastor Hannah, we are reading the PCUSA’s Book of Confessions.  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 The Friendship of Women: The Hidden Tradition of the Bible by Sr. Joan Chittister.

Want to join us? Contact Jan Phillips.

One Church One Book

Our two books this year present an opportunity to help us develop spiritual strength and stamina—and to recognize the very need for us to build a strong spiritual base.

Our fall book was Falling Upward by Fr. Richard Rohr, and culminated in an excellent discussion over lunch on our first stage and second stage selves.

Our next book will be announced soon!

Interested in more information? Contact Chuck Reynolds.

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