Adult Ed Offerings


Fall 2021 
In-person and Zoom
October 2021
October 10 - Armenia: First Christian Nation? - with Steve Donoian
October 3 - CCPC Pioneers - with Judy Frank

September 2021

September 12
- Learning to Speak "Presbyterian"
 - with Pastor Susan Graceson
September 19 - Hearing the Call - CCPC "resident pastors" share their Stories 
  Pastors Snyder, Doty, Neff, Graceson and Hayes
September 26 - The Holy Land - What Jesus Saw - Mary Brock

Jan-May 2021

May 16-30 - Three-week Series
Paul in Three Parts: The Secular, The Letters, The Controversy? with Kevin Rice and Mary Brock
  Yes, everything you wanted to know, but were afraid to ask OR: Everything you already knew, and you will tell us more!
    May 16 The secular Paul - Recording
A brief sketch of his life and times; the world he lived in which he lived
    May 23 - The lettersRecording 
    A look at the letters, centering on Philemon and its implcation on slavery
    May 30 - The Controversies - Recording
    Controversies, successfully navigated by Mary!

April 25 - May 9 - Three-week Series
 Liberation Theology with Dick Neff
  • April 25 - Recording
    • The origins and the growth of liberation theology and the social and economic conditions in which it grew.
  • May 2 - Recording | Chat
    • The reaction to liberation theology in the church and in the Latin American nations
  • May 9 Recording | Chat 
    • Liberation theology in our current American society; as Christians should we support violence to lift people from poverty?
April 11-18, 2021 - Two-week Series 
  Making Sense of the Bible by Adam Hamilton
with Pastor Susan Graceson

March 7-28, 2021 - Four-week Series 
  Women in the Bible
  • March 7 - Rahab, Room for All - Olivia MacMillan (with Mary Brock)  Recording
  • March 14 - Abigail, an Intelligent Beauty! - Gladys Ayuketah Recording
  • March 21 - Priscilla - Myrna Webb  Recording
  • March 28 - Mary - Mary Brock (with Olivia MacMillan) Recording
Feb. 14-28, 2021 - Three-week Series 
  The Psalms
  •  Feb. 14 - Psalms of Praise - Sam Guillerrmo (Recording)
  • Feb. 21 - Psalms of Lamentation - Sue Evans (Recording)
  • Feb. 28 - Psalms of Imprecation - Marjorie and Chuck Tanner  [recording] [slides]

Jan. 31, 2021 - CCPC as Matthew 25 Church with Steve Donoian
[Recording | Chat]

Jan. 10-24, 2021 - Three-week Series 
   Hope, Despair, Holiness, and History 
  • Jan. 10 - Hope in Emancipation turns to Despair with Jim Crow, with Wayne Smith
    • Hope began when African-American slaves were emancipated. It quickly turned to Despair with the institutionalization of Jim Crow laws, then literally exploded in 1920s Tulsa where white citizens destroyed 35 square blocks of black businesses.
    • [Recording | Chat]
  • Jan. 17 - The Holiness Movement and Freedom, with Mary Brock
    • In the 1800s, northern freedmen and women grew fed up with the segregated, abusive white churches and, feeling the call of the Spirit, pulled away to preach a sanctification that freed both their body and soul.
    • [Recording | Chat]
  • Jan. 24 - "1619" NY Times project, with Wayne Smith
    • The series ends with discussing "1619", a New York Times project that takes a look at the quality-of-life affects of slavery and post-slavery decisions on black communities, their aftershocks felt even today. 
    • [Recording & Zoom chat]
January 4, 2021 - "New Beginnings" (Recording)
Hear plans of and for many aspects of CCPC Church life.

Fall 2020
November 29 - December 20, 2020 - Advent Festival for ALL Ages!
  • Week #4 - 12/20 - A Native American Christmas - brought to you by the Osbornes!
       A children's story, "The Give-away" by Ray Buckley, native-American author
      "'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime" - an anthem for Huron tribe in Canada
  • Week #3 - 12/13 - Bring your decorated angel!
  • Week #2 - 12/6  (recorded) - Bring your favorite Christmas Ornament
  • Nov. 29 - Tomie DePaola's "The Clown of God"
November 22, 2020 - Gratitude - Pastor Susan and Kevin Maxwell
November 15, 2020 - Stewardship (Evonne Tang and Stanley Dixon)

November 8, 2020 - Memories of James 
November 1, 2020 - A Matthew 25 Sunday
Christianity and Diversity
  • What Did Jesus Do? Jesus and the Outcast - Rick Snyder (Oct. 11, 2020)
  • What Have Christians Done? Twisted Scriptures - Ann Fleming (Oct. 18, 2020)
  • What Should We Do Now? - Sara Huey (Oct. 25, 2020)

Bless Your Heart: A Study of the Beatitudes (Mary Brock via Zoom)
A look at the aspirations, inspirations, and trepidations of those
to whom Matthew addressed his gospel.
Warning, it is not for the faint of heart.
Chapter 4 of Matthew: how Jesus's temptations in the Judaean desert were
those of the Jewish nation - - and how the Beatitudes are Jesus's mountaintop
announcement of what the heart and soul of God's Kingdom really is as he goes
after the kingdoms of this world.
This Sunday we wrap up our study on the Beatitudes with Servant Power. They
really are God's mission strategy for us as He takes back the world and transforms
it into His Kingdom.