Current Adult Ed Classes

Easter Sunday, April 1

A Program of Testimony and Singing

Led by John Craymer accompanied by Linda Craymer

We are pleased this year to welcome the singing group, Koinonia, from Grove City College who will sing a few numbers for us. This will precede our usual program of testimony and singing. This traditional gathering has always been a favorite at OEPC. We will be uplifted as persons share their testimonies of what the Lord has done in their lives. Join in this time of fellowship as we celebrate Jesus's resurrection and His witness here at OEPC.


Through March 25

How to Read the Bible “Christianly”- Part III: Poetry

Taught by Chris Fantuzzo in the Terrace Rooms

This cycle leaves story behind to enter the world of biblical poetry, exploring its features and appreciating its function. OT poetry is lyrical: it trades narrative devices like plot for style and ambiguity, figurative and affective language, and replaces character with voice and persona. Classes will focus on Psalms and dip into OT wisdom. We’ll consider the imagery, metaphors, and symbols of these books and ask, “How do they testify to Jesus?” A final cycle will explore how to read biblical prophecy. 


Five Questions

Led by John Esterhai in Fellowship Hall

First Peter 3:15 instructs us to “be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” What would you do with these Five Questions if someone should ask? Why should I believe that God exists? What’s in the Bible for me? Granted Jesus was a good man, but the Son of God? Don’t all religions lead to God? How can you reconcile your good God with all of the pain and suffering around us? The purpose of this five-week study is to prepare you to answer these five questions with gentleness and respect.


Continues Every Week

Bible Fellowship Group 

Led by Nick and Marilyn Furcola in the Library

This is an open forum type discussion group covering a wide variety of topics from the Bible as a whole. Come with questions or items for discussion or simply interact with the topics and scripture presented. It will be possible to make up the class as we go along. The only material which will be used will be God’s Word, the Bible, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.