Please check the bulletin & weekly emails for details about other adult Bible studies and groups.
The curriculum and teachers for these classes change regularly.
If you would like to participate, please stop in to any of these classes.
All are welcome to attend!
Sunday Morning Classes & Groups:
“The Wired Word”
Leader · Different members of the group each week.
Sunday from 9:30 – 10:30
Location · Library
We meet each week to discuss how world, national and local events of the week can be understood through a Christian lens, specifically the Bible. Please come and join us for a lively dialogue on faith in conversation with world events. Questions? Contact Polly Hampton at email@example.com
Current, New & Upcoming Bible Study Classes:
Faith Book Club – DISCOVER MORE!
Tuesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Location · Library
Continued discussion of “Waking up White”, by Debby Irving. The Co-Moderators of General Assembly have asked all churches to engage with this book and they have created a study guide. Timely, provocative and compelling, we hope you will not miss this opportunity to gain new perspectives on race.
Questions? Contact Rusty Shunk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Bible Study
Every Tuesday at 9:30 am in Fellowship Hall. (resumes September 5)
Leader: Julie Caldwell at 941-740-0179 or email to BJ419@aol.com
A combination of small group time, lecture, panel discussions, etc. using various Scripture Based curricula. Join at any time. Lesson on “The Feasts of the Lord” Kevin Howard & Marvin Rosenthal.
“Jonah: A Whale of a Tale”
Every Wednesday, Sept. 20-Oct. 4, from 6:30-7:30 pm, in the Library
Join Rev. Harry Schill for a study of the Book of Jonah to discover its meaning in life and Faith. Everyone is invited to attend. Questions? Contact Elizabeth@fpcfl.org
Tai Chi & Meditation
Every Tuesday at 6:15 pm in the Narthex. (Sept 26-Oct 10)
Leader: Rusty Shunk, email email@example.com
Feeling stressed? Come try the relaxing disciplines of Tai Chi & Meditation. This class is for anyone interested, no experience necessary.
Men of the church meet once a month at 7:30 AM on the fourth Thursday for breakfast and a guest speaker.
The meeting is free to attend, free-will offering collected for breakfast.
Faith Forum (currently on break)
4th Tuesday of the Month, at 6:30 pm in the Library.
Adults of all ages and perspectives are invited to attend a discussion on ‘big topic’ issues.
To listen to podcasts click here
Adult Bible Study is part of our Tuesdays Together program which runs from November through April of each year.
Tuesdays Together: 5:30 pm Dinner in Faith Center (Fall/Winter)
6:15 pm Bible Study
Fall 2017 – Three Faiths: navigating the challenge of a diverse world – video archive coming soon!
October 17 – Pastor Tim: What We Believe
Rev. Dr. H Timothy Halverson, Faith Presbyterian Church, Cape Coral | fpcfl.org
The Reverend Dr. H Timothy Halverson has been the Pastor and Head of Staff at Faith since 1997. Prior to coming to Florida, he was the pastor of churches in Pennsylvania (Watsontown), Ohio (Kent), and Illinois (LaGrange).
Tim is a graduate of Muskingum College, Yale Divinity School (where he was a Rockefeller Fellow), and Palmer Seminary. In 1992, Tim was chosen to be a Merrill Fellow at Harvard University.
Tim and his wife, Martha, have seven children and are empty nesters. After having her own business, painting and design work for the table-top industry, Martha has ‘retired’ to play golf and spend more time with their thirteen grandchildren.
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October 24 – Rabbi Marc Sack on Judaism
Rabbi Marc Sack, Temple Judea, Fort Myers | tjswfl.org
Rabbi Sack began his career as an assistant rabbi in Minneapolis and served Congregations in Austin, Texas and Tampa before coming to Temple Judea.
He is married to Leni Sack, an educational administrator, and they have four adult children.
Rabbi Sack is a native of Hartford, received his Bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University, his Master’s of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and was ordained by The Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1982.
Temple Judea traces its founding to the early 70s, established its first permanent worship space in 1977 and broke ground for the current synagogue in 1982. Temple Judea continues to grow and provide a welcoming, conservative offering of Judaism.
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October 31 – Imam Mohamed Al-Darsani on Islam
Imam Mohamed Al-Darsani, Islamic Center for PEACE, Fort Myers | ic-peace.com
Imam Mohamed Al-Darsani was born in Syria, where he started his Islamic education at age seven and higher education at the University of Damascus in civil engineering. After immigrating to the United States he graduated from Louisiana Tech with a degree in computer science. He is married to an American-born Muslim Convert and has four children and one grandchild.
Before founding the Islamic Center for PEACE in 2005, he served as Imam of the Islamic Center of SW Florida, was a founding member of United We Stand Florida, co-produced a documentary on Islam, and owned several businesses.
The goal of the Islamic Center for PEACE is “to spread the Universal Message of Islam through peaceful community and interfaith involvement.”
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November 7 – Pastor Walter Still on the Protestant Reformation
Pastor Walter Still, Peace Lutheran Church, Fort Myers | peaceftmyers.com
Pastor Walter Still serves as the First Pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Fort Myers. In 1999 he was appointed to serve as the Pastor Developer of Peace by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Pastor Walter is passionate about connecting God’s people and so has led efforts to bring Jews, Moslems, and Christians together for lunch and theological discussions. He serves as the chair of the Florida Bahamas Synod Reformation 500 Committee. He has worked with the Bishops and staff of the Roman Catholic dioceses in Florida to create learning, serving, and worshipping events.
A native Pennsylvanian, Pastor Walter graduated from Penn State, the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, and has a Ph.D. from Duquesne University.
He and his wife Elizabeth are blessed with two children and two grandchildren.
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November 14 – Interfaith Panel with all guest speakers moderated by Rusty Shunk
Watch the Winter 2017 ‘Old Testament 101’ series by clicking here!
Watch the Fall 2016 Tuesdays Together series by clicking here!
Watch the 2016 Being Mortal series by clicking here!
To watch archived Tuesdays Together series click here!
Memoir Writing Groups – (currently on break)
Join our new memoir writing groups every other Thursday starting February 16 thru May 25 (2/16; 3/2, 16, & 30; 4/13 & 27; 5/11 & 25), at either 3-4:30 pm or 6:30-8 pm in the Library. No matter where you are in the process of writing your story, come and share your work. The group is designed for participants to read and offer suggestions to each other along the way, so bring what you’ve already written. Facilitators for the groups will be Matthew Acton at the afternoon sessions and Maynard Poland in the evenings.
Audio/Video for Home Study
Audio/Video is available for Sunday morning worship services.
If you would like a copy, please order a CD/DVD at the Help Desk in the Sanctuary Foyer.
You may also view recent service videos here.
Christian Education Committee Meeting Schedule
The Adult Subcommittee meets on the first Monday of each month in the Faith Center at 4:00 pm.
The Youth Subcommittee meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Faith Plex.
The Children’s Subcommittee meets on the first Monday of each month at 5:30 pm in Faith Center.
The Christian Education Committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm in Faith Center.