Market Square Presbyterian Church


20 S. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17101

Education

 

Adult Education Opportunities

Fall, 2017


ATWOOD BIBLE SEEKERS -

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!


ADULT FORUM

Room 416, Sundays 9:30 a.m.

September 24 – “BEYOND MALE AND FEMALE: GENDER IDENTITY” – Madeline McConnell

The world is changing rapidly. We are now at a point where we recognize that the core beliefs onto which our society has held no longer are wholly sufficient. We need ways to express and to accept new understandings and feelings beyond what we heretofore have known. This forum will introduce us to some new expressions of gender identity beyond male and female, looking specifically at the non-binary, agender, and genderqueer existence and experience. We will explore the changing dynamic of how we understand gender both scientifically and socially and consider what it means to identify as a person outside of the male and female binary. This Forum is another step in Market Square’s mission to provide hospitality and community to all who seek it.

October 1-29 – “THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN” – Buz Myers

Buz Myers returns for his annual October Bible series, from October 1 - 29. Buz is a Presbyterian minister and one of the most sought-after Bible teachers in the mid-Atlantic region. He is Chair of the Department of Religion at Gettysburg College. This year, Buz will lead us through the Gospel of Jesus Christ According to John. One of the richest books in scripture, attendees will delight in the insights Buz draws from this “theological gospel.”


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!


REFORMED READERS

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.


MONDAY BIBLE STUDY

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

A meeting was held in September to discuss, pray, and discern together the future of the Bible Study. Convened by Cheryl A. Goode, the group decided whether to continue. We WILL continue All are welcome!

Contact Cheryl Goode for information.


KOREAN LANGUAGE BIBLE STUDY

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.