Engage & Encounter Adult Education

Engage & Encounter is now part of Family NightSeptember through May, you are invited to make Wednesday evening your midweek time to grow in faith and build relationships at First Pres. Get involved in Engage & Encounter! Free child care is available, 6:00-8:00 pm.

To learn more, contact Rev. Alex Lang.


7:00-8:00 pm in the Chapel 
April 5 - May 3, 2017

Waking Up White book

Waking Up White
with Rev. Ken Hockenberry

In this five-week interactive class, Ken Hockenberry focuses on the timely book, Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debby Irving. Plan to participate in this lively and challenging discussion class. Books are available in the church office.

Here is the description of the book:

For twenty-five years, Debby Irving sensed inexplicable racial tensions in her personal and professional relationships. As a colleague and neighbor, she worried about offending people she dearly wanted to befriend. As an arts administrator, she didn't understand why her diversity efforts lacked traction. As a teacher, she found her best efforts to reach out to students and families of color left her wondering what she was missing. Then, in 2009, one "aha!" moment launched an adventure of discovery and insight that drastically shifted her worldview and upended her life plan. In Waking Up White, Irving tells her often cringe-worthy story with such openness that readers will turn every page rooting for her - and ultimately for all of us.




7:00-8:00 pm in the Chapel 
May 10 & 17, 2017

satan of old testament

The History of Satan
with Rev. Alex Lang

Alex Lang will lead a two-week class in which we will discuss the historical roots of the Satan figure from the perspectives of the Old Testament, the New Testament, and the modern world. The focus will be to not only discuss how Satan became the central enemy in our Bible, but also our own personal beliefs concerning evil and the existence of beings like angels and demons. Alex says, “I hope that you will come and join me as we explore this fascinating topic that has important ramifications for our faith journey.”


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