Market Square Presbyterian Church

20 S. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17101



Adult Education Opportunities

Fall, 2017


Conference Room, level 3 9:30 a.m.

Start your Sunday mornings with informed discussion-oriented Bible Study. We seek wisdom, insight, and God’s grace through the scripture as we support and undergird our faith. The Reverend Chuck Hiller will be our guide. We welcome one and all!


Room 416, Sundays 9:30 a.m.

December 3 & 10– “SPIRITUAL DEFIANCE” – Trum Simmons
We will be discussing Robin Meyers's 2015 book Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance. Meyers, Senior Minister of the Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ in Oklahoma City, argues that the church needs to be more resistant to the dominant culture in which we live. He believes we need to be about following Jesus, not about worshipping Christ. We will discuss how we see MSPC as a community of resistance and how we see ourselves individually as well. Handouts will be provided and the book is available in our library.

December 17 and 24– “RELIGIOUS LANGUAGE” – Trum Simmons and Tom Sweet
How we talk about our faith is significant not only for our own understanding but for our relationships with other people and other faith communities. What role do myth and metaphor play in scripture? How do we move through Paul Ricoeur’s stages – first naivete, critical thinking, second naivete – to embrace traditional language imbued with credibility for the twenty-first century. Trum and Tom will help us sort through the issues and possibilities.

LIFT (Learning in Faith Together)

Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 8:15 on October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8 in the conference room of MSPC.

LIFT (Learning In Faith Together) returns for another cycle in the Fall.  Our theme for this 6 week cycle will be a study of The Parables: A reflection on the relevance of Jesus’ parables for today’s world.

Led by the Reverend Ruth Woodlen, our study group joins members of MSPC and Harrisburg Friends Meeting (Quakers) and now you!


Thursday, October 19
Wednesday, December 13
7 p.m. Library, 4th floor

Reformed Readers returns for the fall of 2017 with two selections.

Thursday, October 19

Jonelle Darr leads a discussion on Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.

Wednesday, December 13

Donna Wenger leads a discussion on Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Charles Marsh.

Join us for spirited discussion from a reformed perspective.


Mondays at 10:30 a.m. in the library

November through April, Monday Bible Study will meet on the second and fourth Monday of the month. THE EXCEPTION is December, when Monday Bible Study will meet only on December 11.

January, February, March and April, the Monday Bible Study continues on the second and fourth Monday. Finally, May they will meet on the second Monday, only.

Contact Cheryl Goode for information.

Additional Education Opportunies for Adults


3rd and 4th Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in the library.

Led by the Reverend Ki Nam Lee. The third Sunday Bible study is a time of sharing the Word in conjunction with a sermon preached by Pastor Tom Sweet.