Adult Enrichment Opportunities

Adult Sunday School Class:

We have some exciting studies planned for this year!  Join us at 9:00am on Sundays!

Walter Brueggemann’s study, Embracing the Prophets

Using the Hebrew scriptures of the old testament, this study examines the questions of: What was the message of these remarkable poet-prophets in their own time and place? What is their message for us today? We invite you to join us in Classroom 1 each week for the conversation!

Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church by Jack Rogers

In this revised and expanded best seller, Rogers argues for equal rights in both the church and society for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people. He describes how he moved away from opposition to support, charts the church’s history of using biblical passages to oppress marginalized groups, argues for a Christ-centered reading of Scripture, debunks stereotypes about gays and lesbians, and explores texts used most frequently against homosexuals and gay ordination. In this newly revised edition, he maps the recent progress of major U.S. denominations toward full equality for LGBT persons, adds a new chapter that examines how Scripture is best interpreted by Jesus’ redemptive life and ministry, and updates his own efforts and experiences. We invite you to join us in Classroom 2 for this timely study.

Monday Morning Group:

A weekly Bible study know as the Monday Morning Group (MMG) gathers each Monday at 10:30 a.m. is open to every member and friend of Northminster.  Our meetings begin with prayer requests and a devotional.  This is followed by reading and discussing the liturgical readings scheduled for the following Sunday’s worship service.  In examining these readings, we look at selections from the Old Testament, psalms, a gospel, and the writings from the rest of the New Testament.

Each week, moving alphabetically through the church roster, we focus our prayers as well on the families and friends of Northminster.  This is truly a support group, not only for those in attendance, but for those to whom the members reach out.

Wednesday Night Bible Study (Does not meet during Summer):

This evening study meets on Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. in the old choir room, before choir practice. This class allows adults who wish to gather as a small group to explore challenging topics and enjoy conversations that grant us the time to consider many perspectives. This study is an opportunity to meet, question, and grow in faith.  Childcare is available.

Thursday Evening Prayer Group:

On Thursday evenings, at 7 p.m., the Northminster Prayer Group meets for about an hour.  This group spends the first half hour in Bible Study and then follow up with prayer time. During our prayer time, we consider the needs of the church, individuals, our city, our government, and our world.  Then, we pray.  You are welcome to join us for the Bible Study or the prayer time, or both.

Young Women’s Bible Study (Does not meet during Summer):

The Young Women of Northminster gather twice a month to study the Bible, build relationships, and support each other in their daily lives.  A low-key group, they meet year round, and invite you to join them at anytime as they study God’s word and catch up with each other’s lives.  This group gathers on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at the Alamo Ranch Kneaders, located at 11018 Westwood Loop, San Antonio, TX 78253, at 8 p.m.

PW Circle:

The Presbyterian Women of Northminster gather monthly to explore the bible and share our faith journey.  Together we nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study, support the mission of the church worldwide, work for justice and peace, and build an inclusive, caring community of women. In addition, the PW organize occasional outings that expand our understanding of our faith or the world around us.  Our annual Christmas cookie sale is a fundraiser that allows us to support various mission projects. Join us on the 3rd Tuesday evening of each month, September through May, at 7 p.m.

Pastor’s Book Club

On the last Thursday of the month, make sure you join us for a conversation about a book that challenges our ideas about what it means to be a Christian.  This month, we’re reading Sabbath as Resistance by Walter Brueggeman.  It’s a wonderful look at how honoring the Sabbath is an intentional stand against economics gone wild and consumerism.

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