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  1. News : New Church School Electives for Adults  

    Are you seeking to learn more about God and living a life of discipleship? Check out these new electives for the fall, both offered on Sundays, 9:45-10:45am, beginning September 16:

    • Bible 101 (Room 205) Have you ever wanted to know more about the Bible or to respond to a child’s questions about the Bible? If so, then Bible 101 is the place for you! This study is designed for folks seeking basic information on biblical interpretation to create a fuller understanding of God’s Word. No biblical study background is needed or assumed.
    • Alongside: A Practical Guide for Loving Your Neighbor in Their Time of Trial (Room 204) Whether it’s cancer, death of a loved one, long-term illness, loss of a beloved pet, or another significant challenge, we all know someone facing trials. How many times have you wanted to do the practical thing when someone you know is in a hard place, but had no idea where to start? We’ll explore what is needed and appropriate depending on the relationship.

     


  2. News : Rally Day, New Program Year Kick-Off, September 9

    Children and youth are invited to come meet their Church School teachers at 9:45am in the Fellowship Hall, while parents confirm their kids’ information on the class rosters. Breakfast snacks and beverages will be served. At approximately 10:10am, children and youth will go to their classrooms with teachers. Adults will stay to hear about upcoming adult Christian Education opportunities. If you’ve never been part of a Church School class or elective, come learn more about these wonderful offerings and meet the people leading them.

     


  3. News : Child & Youth Protection Policy Training

    If you volunteer with children or youth at WPC, you must complete CYPP training by August 31. You can complete the training through the online module on our website. View the training video, take the test, read the policy manual, and download the application and background check consent form. Please send your completed form and direct any questions to ce@wpcdurham.org.

     


  4. News : VCS 2018: Faith Family Circles

    2018 Vacation Church School

    Faith Family Circles: Who Counts? 100 Sheep, 10 Coins, and 2 Sons

    Save the Date: July 24-26, 5:30-7:30pm

    This summer’s Faith Family Circles (Vacation Church School) will explore three of Jesus’ parables: the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost sons. Using these three themes from Jesus’ teachings, we’ll think about our relationships with God and others, our place in the world, and how we can be better people. All ages are encouraged to put July 24-26 on your calendar now!


  5. News : Spring 2018: Monday Morning Study

    Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication by Bart Ehrman

    Mondays beginning January 22
    10am-12pm in Room 105
    Facilitator: Heather Ferguson

    In the first centuries after Christ, there was no “official” New Testament. Instead, early Christians read and fervently followed a wide variety of Scriptures – many more than we have today.

    Relying on these writings, Christians held beliefs that today would be considered bizarre. Some believed that there were two, 12, or as many as 30 gods. Some thought that a malicious deity, rather than the true God, created the world. Some maintained that Christ’s death and resurrection had nothing to do with salvation while others insisted that Christ never really died at all.

    What did these “other” Scriptures say? Do they exist today? How could such outlandish ideas ever be considered Christian? If such beliefs were once common, why do they no longer exist? These are just a few of the many provocative questions that arise from “Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication.”


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