Current Adult Ed Classes
Through October 20
Led by Chris Fantuzzo in Fellowship Hall
Jesus said to his disciples, “If you love me, keep my commands” and identifies loving our neighbor as one of two ‘greatest commandments’ that summarize God’s law (Matt 22:36-40; John 14:15; cf. 13:35). For followers of Jesus, there’s no avoiding the command to love our neighbor. Yet how many of our lives actually look like the ideal neighbor in Jesus’s Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10)? With our busy schedules and limited resources, how do we put the needs and concerns of others before our own? This seven-week course aims to help us take simple, practical, and biblical steps to connect, know, and serve the needs of our actual neighbors. While creating a solid foundation for outreach and mercy ministry, it also promises to deepen our prayer life and connection to God’s mission in the world. By listening, learning, connecting, and serving our neighbors in need, we will begin a journey of letting God grow our faith and witness to Oreland and our extended communities.
Beginning October 27
Confessing Christ: OEPC Membership Class
Led by Pastor Bob. Sundays, October 27 - December 8 in Room 203.
Want to learn more about confessing Christ and membership at Oreland EPC? Whether you are a long-time member and want a refresher course or just curious about membership, we have a class for you. This class will explain the five questions asked of new members. Topics include the Bible, God, and Union with Christ, the Christian Life and Participation in the Body, Reformed theology and the Presbyterian Form of Church Government, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, Principles of Discipline/Peacemaking, and the History and Character of Oreland and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
The Gospel Project resumes with Unit 9, God Delivers His People focusing on the Old Testament books of Judges and Ruth. Please bring your copy of Vol 3 if you have one. The Gospel Project is a three-year through-the-Bible study you may join at any time. Discussion in Fellowship Hall led by Doug Lieberman and John Craymer. Doug and John both currently serve on Session. Doug and his wife, Jolee, are long time members of OEPC. He is an Assistant Vice President at Healthcare Building Solutions. John is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Linda, have been at OEPC for fifteen years.
Digging Deeper: What Does It Mean to be Presbyterian and Reformed?
What do we mean when we say we are Presbyterian? Is there something distinctive about that? How do we differ from other denominations and traditions, and how are we similar? Does it matter? In this course we will explore the answers to these and other questions, which we may have been afraid to ask. The answers will take us into both theology and polity, essentials and non-essentials (and how to tell the difference). It promises to be a great adventure. Discussion in the Terrace Room led by Roger Spence. Roger is retired from the pastorate of Christ Community EPC in Highland Lakes, NJ, and is a Past Moderator of the Presbytery of the East. He and his wife Marilyn have been worshipping at OEPC since May of 2014.
Continues Every Week
Bible Fellowship Group
Led by Nick & 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.