Adult Programs

"Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the day approaching." - Hebrews 10:23-25

Adults at table

Christian life is a pilgrimage, a journey that we undertake with a community, strengthened by God's presence with us. The destination we seek is wholeness and maturity in Christ.

As members and friends of Providence Presbyterian Church journey together, we seek opportunities to nurture our love for and knowledge of God, to grow as thoughtful, compassionate, and integrated people, and to strengthen our relationships with other members of this church family. To help us as we grow in these areas, the church offers a number of Adult Education and Formation opportunities.

The PPC Book Group meets once a month. The group is open to all, and is a casual forum to discuss a variety of books. Each month the group as a whole decides which book to read next. The books range from classics, to non-fiction, to current best sellers. A topic of recent focus has been systemic racism in America.

Bible Studies are periodically led by the Pastor. The most recent Lenten Bible Study was focused on the Brahms Requiem.

**Book group and Bible study are meeting virtually during covid. All of our other in-person activities for adult Christian faith formation and fellowship have paused. Some of the activities that we hope to restart in the near future are listed below.**

Tuesday Night Together (TNT) is a 4-6 week "supper and study" series that is held twice a year—once in the Fall and once in the Spring. We gather on Tuesday nights from 6-8pm. The first hour is spent eating together around tables and then during the second hour, a series of small group discussion classes are formed. The TNT small groups cover all kinds of themes—Bible studies, theological topics, social issues, current events, book studies, and more.

adults talking

House Groups are small groups within PPC who meet monthly for a time of fellowship and study. The groups are intentionally diverse, as we seek to connect across the lines that might divide us—whether these are cultural, age, geographical or theological. Kathy Cooper is our House Group Guru—

20s and 30s group

The Gathering of 20s/30s is a group of young adults who meet on the first Friday of the month at different people's homes from 7-9pm. We have an hour or so for hanging out and talking, and then take some time for spiritual discussion and reflecting on our lives. It's a great way to meet new people in the church and to deepen relationships.