Adult Education - Spring 2019

At CCPC, we are a community of thinkers and seekers where Biblical sources are used to frame and address issues of contemporary life.

For the 2018-2019 year, the Adult Education committee strives to offer a diverse menu of classes that include scriptural study, theological inquiry, and historical/cultural offerings, as well, in order to encourage and nurture our church members’ faith formation.

Classes will be held in both the Adult Education Conference Room and in Dodds Hall. Please see class postings for specific date, teacher, and location information.

The current Adult Education committee members are: Jen Woods, Ann Fleming, Bill Radden-LeSage and Jim Bridger. Please see any committee member if you have ideas for classes or if you want to offer any constructive feedback.

Adult Education is held only during the normal academic year, so is currently on 'summer vacation'.

Check this page in August to see what's been planned to kick off the '19-'20 year.

CCPC currently hosts:

   "First Place For Health"

Meeting in the Adult Ed Conference Room beginning May 18 - Saturday mornings at 9AM
First twelve-week session ends August 10.

Want to DECREASE your weight and INCREASE your faith at the same time? Are you tired of being tired? Would you like to know God in a more intimate way? The answer is here!  First Place for Health, a Christ-centered total-wellness program, will meet at CCPC. To find out how to achieve emotional, physical, mental and spiritual wellness, join us on Saturday mornings at 9AM, starting May 18!  For more information, please contact Jacquie Coles at 240.381.6077 or   


Here are the courses which CCPC offered during '18-'19.  We hope you were able to come!

Sept 2 -Introduction to Adult Education Offerings for 2018-2019. Information provided by Jen Woods and Ann Fleming. Location: Dodds Hall.

Sept 9, 16, 23 -Inaccuracies, Contradictions, and Fallacies: How to approach difficult passages in Scripture/3-week series. CCPC members share meaningful insights into “difficult to reconcile” passages in Scripture. Teachers: Dick Neff, Mary Brock, and Gary Cox. Location: Adult Education Conference Room.

Sept 30God and Art/1-week class. Discuss some of the most affecting, majestic and breathtaking works of art ever made. Yet beneath great works of religious art often lie conflict, intrigue and divine mysteries. Video Clips and Discussion led by Jen Woods. Location: Adult Education Conference Room.

Oct 7, 14, 21, 28God in Film / 4-week series. Explore changing portrayals of God and Christianity in feature films from the 1950s to the present. Teachers: Justin Devine and Bill Radden-LeSage. Location: Dodds Hall.

Nov 4 - No Adult Ed (Christmas Market)

Nov 11- No Adult Ed (Stewardship Bruncheon)

Nov 18, 25 Dec 2, 9Faith Formation at Home: Ideas and Resources/4-week series. CCPC members share insights related to faith goals, bed-time/meal-time prayers, biblical storytelling, biblical resources and apps, and service disciplines in order to improve faith practices in the home. Teachers: Ann Fleming, Rachel Oben, Glory Tataw, Gladys Ayuketah, and Gussie Assam. Location: Adult Education Conference Room.

Dec 16 - No Adult Ed (Christmas Program in Dodds Hall)

Dec 23 - No Adult Ed (One Service)

Dec 30 - No Adult Ed

Jan 6, 13, 20, 27Sweet Sorrow: Coping with Dark Experiences and Emotions/4-week series. Guest Speaker-Author: Sherry Cormier, Gina Kobe, Psychologist, and Kristin McDermott, Therapist, share strategies to cope with Grief, Anger, Depression, Anxiety, and Addiction-within ourselves and our loved ones. Final class to be focused on Forgiveness-led by Ann Fleming. Location: Adult Education Conference Room.

Feb 10 - Rescheduled - Kristin McDermott's class on Anger

Feb 17, 24 Frederick Douglass and the Theology of Liberation/4-week series. Wayne Smith will lead this exploration of the life and impact of Frederick Douglass, as well as Douglass’ and other Black Theologians perspective on the liberating power of Christianity. Location: Adult Education Conference Room

March 3, 10, 17 and 24: Christian Engagement with the #Metoo Movement

Discussion topics include sexual abuse in scripture and church settings, and changing norms surrounding gender and LGBTQ relations.

Teachers: Astrid Jonas (March 3), Alex Kummer (March 10 and 24) and Andrea Brassard(March 17)

Mar 31 & April 7 (2-week series) - Cross-Generational Communication

Teachers: Justin Devine and Kristen McDermott 

May 5, 12, 19 and 26Migration: The Moral Issue of our Time/4-week series.

Migration is often cited as the “defining moral issue of our time.” CCPC members share biblical passages of Migration from the Bible (Exodus, Babylonian Captivity, Jewish Diaspora after 70 CE, and the Migration of Missionaries) and lead discussion of how scripture can inform the current migration debate. Teachers: Mary Brock, Dick Neff, and Gary Cox. Location: Adult Education Conrference Room.
NOTE: May 19 class (Mary Brock) will be held at 11AM, after the one 10AM service.

June 2 and 9 (two-week series) -
The Problem of Pain: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Teacher: Dick Neff 
Location:  Adult Education Conference Room

June 16 - Discussion of Digital Evangelism - 10:05AM

Explore how we can use social media, email and websites as tools to share the Love of Christ with our CCPC family.  Learn how we an maximize our impact by sharing CCPC events with friends and neighbors online.  Create a reserve of "byte-sized" testimonies that we can share on our crrent social media platforms.

Discussion leaders: Ann Fleming and Olivia MacMillan