Webster Presbyterian Church
...that all may come to know Jesus Christ, to love Him, to serve Him, and to enjoy Him forever.
 

ADULT EDUCATION

The goal of Adult Education is to help people come to know Jesus Christ, to love Him, and enjoy Him forever.  Adult Education sessions help people to grow spiritually in the company of other Christians and learn how Jesus would have us live our lives today.

Topics include Bible study, exploring what we believe, applying the Bible to life today (prayer, parenting, e.g.), the Church (worship, early history, e.g.), and Church and Society.  Sessions on the missions the church supports and peacemaking topics are also included.  In most sessions, discussion and questions are encouraged.  Different learning modes are also used (presentations, videos, drama, etc.).  Please join us!

“Learning for a Lifetime” is the motto of Adult Education at Webster Presbyterian.  Pastor David Jeremiah writes:  “I believe we should all be enrolled in a lifelong school of continuing spiritual education.  How?  Be a personal student of God’s Word; attend a church that is faithful to building up the saints through strong and faithful teaching; read books of theology and practical Christian living; ask your pastor or others you trust for answers to your questions; share your faith with others and help them gain the knowledge they need.  In short, never stop learning!”

DECEMBER  SCHEDULE

10:45  A.M.  SUNDAYS

Adult Christian Education encourages you to join us for the following presentations:

December 3:  Advent Program

Come to “discover the true meaning of Christmas” through the eyes of twelve contemporary spiritual writers.  When were gifts in our lives “more than they seemed”?  Let each of these outstanding authors lead us to a deeper appreciation of Christmas traditions and the reason for the season, which is God’s best gift of all.  A small amount of reading will be handed out in advance in preparation of the class.

December 10:  Lessons and Carols

Come and join us in the Social Room as members of our congregation present nine Advent/Christmas Scripture Lessons and we sing together some favorite songs praising God for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in this “Lessons and Carols” offering.

December 17:  Advent Theater

Come to the Social Room for an Advent/Christmas story performed by our youth.

December 24 and 31:  No Classes

 

Prayer  Under  the  Cross

Do you have a prayer need, joy, or concern?  On Sunday mornings there will be someone to pray with you under the cross after each service.  The Spiritual Nurture Committee plans to have one person in the front after the 8:00 a.m. service and two people after the 9:30 a.m. service.  Simply head to the front of the church and talk with the person(s) who is near the cross to have them pray with you.  Prayer requests could be for yourself or others for any type of need.  It could also be to share a joy or thank the Lord for what he has done in your or someone else’s life.  All prayer requests will be confidential unless indicated otherwise.


Praying for People of Phillips Village

We would like our congregation to lift up our New Beginnings ministries in prayer.  For December, the focus will be on the residents of Phillips Village. 

We are praying for about 1800 people who live in 500 apartments in a two-story complex built in 1972 off Phillips Road (south of Ridge Road).  Many of the residents are older, but there are families and people of all ages.  The residents have low income (could be as low as $12,000 per year for an individual). 

Here are some suggestions of what to pray for:

v  For the physical, mental and spiritual health of the residents and those close to them.

v  That residents will be able to get the food, medicine and other items they need each month. 

v  That people will be able to get to their doctors and other appointments.

v  For families who have all the issues that parents and children are facing today.

v  For relatives struggling with drug addiction.

v  That God’s spirit and love may be over the entire complex.

v  That the dinners and birthday parties that WPC is having for the residents will effectively show our love for them and for the staff (about 10 people).

 

MEMORY VERSES FOR DECEMBER

The Spiritual Nurture Committee offers a memory verse or verses each month to use in your prayers for your children, your friends, your enemies, or anyone! 

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;

On those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.”

Isaiah 9:2 (NIV)

 

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Coffee and Conversation on the Sermon

On Sundays when it seems fitting, you are invited to get a cup of coffee and then come back into the Sanctuary after the 9:30 service for a conversation – a dialogue – together about the text, the sermon, the worship.  Come with questions, comments and thoughts, and we will be one another’s teachers!  Watch the weekly bulletin for details.


Your Ideas Needed!

The Adult Education Committee is seeking members of the congregation who have a special program to share during a Sunday Adult Ed. hour.  Also, if there are ideas for programs, the Committee is open to them!  Contact Bob Smith (315-524-5339) for more information or to share your ideas.

 

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