Market Square Presbyterian Church

20 S. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17101



Adult Education Opportunities

WINTER, 2018


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.

February 18 – Overview of U.S. Immigration Law and the Future of DACA”

Carlos Gonzalez of the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) will talk about immigration law in the United States and the current issues surrounding DACA and its present status. Also, Mr. Gonzales will provide suggestions and opportunities for engaging the work of support and advocacy.

February 25 – “Book Review: Religion for Atheists by Alain de Botton”

This book talks about the positive ways religious institutions bind culture and society, including art, literature, music, and architecture. The author also encourages ways that religious institutions can resonate with non-believers. Michelle Simmons will make a slide presentation to introduce the book and then lead a discussion and conversation.


In the Adult Forum in March, Trum Simmons and Tom will be leading a four week study and conversation about what it means for a church like Market Square to be a “community of resistance.”

We will use Rick Ufford-Chase’s masterful book, Faithful Resistance, to guide our discussions. (Rick, you may remember, is a former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., the founder of BorderLinks at the interface of Arizona and Mexico where groups from our church have traveled twice, and is now Co-Executive Director of the Stony Point Center in Stony Point, NY and a charter member of the Community of Living Traditions there. Rick preached at Market Square in November 2017.)

Copies of the book may be purchased from your favorite bookseller but there also are limited copies for sale in the church office for $10. While you certainly may participate well in our March conversations without reading this very accessible book, the book will deepen both your understanding of what resistance means and inspiration for being a part of a community of resistance.


Wednesday, April 11
7 p.m. Library, 4th floor

Reformed Readers returns for the spring of 2018 with two selections.

April 11 for a discussion on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s 1937 classicwork: The Cost of Discipleship.

Join us for spirited discussion from a reformed perspective.


Plan to get your LIFT (Learning In Faith Together) for the Spring.  Our theme for this 6 week cycle will be a study of The Lord’s Prayer as a guide to Biblical Spirituality.  Prayer is the most familiar aspect of spirituality.  Using Matthew’s scriptural form, the class will examine The Lord’s Prayer in the context of both the Old and New Testaments. We will explore how Jesus understood the spirituality he inherited and how that impacts our own spirituality.  Rev. Ruth Hope Woodlen will be the class facilitator

Join our discussions on Wednesday nights from  7:00 to 8:15 on April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2, and 9 in the conference room of MSPC.  Please let the MSPC church office ( or Ruth ( know of your planned attendance so we can plan for enough materials. We need you to LIFT us higher.