Adult Education

Adult Education

Adult educational programs involve study of the faith, Bible exploration, Christian life in society, and other topics.

Adult Seminar

Our Adult Sunday School typically takes place on Sunday mornings at 10 AM during the Christian Education hour  in the Westcott Room from September through May.  However, during the pandemic, we are gathering at 11 AM immediately following worship via Zoom.

• Link: https://zoom.us/j/92811269598 (new link)
• Dial-In: 1-646-558-8656
• Meeting ID# 928 112 695 98

When we return to meeting in person, come at 9:45 AM for coffee and a chance to catch up with friends or make new acquaintances. Then at 10 AM we settle in for discussions based on that Sundays Bible text and led primarily by lay leaders among the congregation. It’s a format that draws on the gifts not only of lay leaders but of listeners who contribute to the discussion. We all are learners. Additionally, we periodically hold special seminar series on a range of Biblical and contemporary topics. For more information, contact Amy Carlson, our director of Christian Formation and Congregational Life.

Candlelighters – Women’s Study Group

This small group is for women who are searching for a place to nurture their spiritual life and get to know other women at Second Presbyterian. They generally  meet on the fourth Monday of the month at 7 PM in the Westcott Room of the church during the school year. The group has focused on topics including feminine power in our lives and in the Bible, gun violence, and Barbara Brown Taylor’s book, Learning to Walk in the Dark. For more information, contact Amy Carlson, our director of Christian Formation and Congregational Life.

 The Bible Guys

This Bible study group for men meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7 AM in the Westcott Room. The group has been focusing discussion on Old Testament books. The Rev. Dr. Tom Blair leads the group. Contact him for more information.

Thursdays@10 Bible Study

The Thursdays@10 Bible Study group meets monthly on the second Thursday in the Seminar room. Led by the Rev. Dr. Tom Blair, the group follows the same studies as the Bible Guys held earlier the same morning.

Mission Book Group

The Mission Book group generally meets monthly on a  Wednesday evening at 7 pm in the Church’s Westcott Room, though the week varies. The group discusses books, both fiction and non-fiction, that focus on issues of social justice and the stories of people for whom we direct our mission work such as immigrants and the poor, but whose experiences we often don’t really know. By reading these stories, we build understanding and empathy for people whom society tends to label  as “other” or “less than.” Contact Rev. Jenn DiFrancesco for more information.

Tapas, Talk and Theology

This Bible study group usually meets every other Friday at 7 PM in member homes except during the summer. The format is a light supper followed by a video lecture and group discussion. Discussion series have included examination of the Dead Sea Scrolls, The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, the Book of John and the Psalms. Contact Holly Pool for more information.