Adult Education in September
Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Classes begins at 9:00, but we open the Zoom meeting at 8:45 for fellowship. Bring your own coffee – no need to dress up!
Note that all sessions will be via Zoom in September. With the number of COVID cases still rising in Montgomery County, we think it’s prudent to postpone the return of adult education to 6601 Bradley Boulevard for now.
Meeting ID: 815 0426 9624
You may also call in at (301) 715-8592
September 12 and 19: Dr. R. Bruce Douglass, Director Emeritus of the Reformed Institute of Washington and Associate Professor, Department of Government, Georgetown University, BLACK AND REFORMED IN AMERICA: The Witness of Black Presbyterians. Following his memorable series of lectures last year on the history of the attitude toward race in the broader community of denominations in the United States, Dr. Douglass will focus this year on our own history. Presbyterian churches in America have long had Black members. But even though Black Presbyterians have had some eloquent leaders, their thinking has not been well known by other Presbyterians, most of whom have been White. Indeed, the views of Black Presbyterians on everything from theology to civil politics have been largely ignored by the White majority. These talks will introduce the thinking of some of the more prominent figures in the history of Black Presbyterianism in America. They will focus in particular on the careers and views of three notable figures who represent distinct stages in the history of the Black experience in America: Henry Hyland Garnett (1815-1882), Francis Grimke (1850-1937) and Gayraud Wilmore (1921-2020).
September 26: Matt Nabinger, BHPC Director of Christian Education and a group of our amazing high school youth will take us on an illustrated (and perhaps musical) journey to discuss their mission trip at the beginning of the summer of 2021. This was hands-on witness to our faith – sleeves rolled up, hammers and saws at the ready, working in partnership with a local congregation in Tennessee to address needs they had identified as their priorities.