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!”

OCTOBER  SCHEDULE

10:45  A.M.  SUNDAYS

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

October 1:  Hope Ministry

One of our four New Beginnings Outreach focus areas this year is Hope Ministry in Webster, NY.  In September, WPC New Beginnings volunteers participated in the annual Hope Ministry garage sale and food distribution.  The Peace & Justice Committee has invited Margery Morgan, Director of Hope Ministry, to describe the various aspects of Hope Ministry’s mission and services offered to Webster residents.  Come and hear how you can become involved in helping this valuable community resource.

October 8, 15 & 22:  Companions in Christ Series

On October 8 we begin a five-week spiritual journey toward deepening our prayer life.  Our co-pastors will use the Companions in Christ series, Part 3, “Deepening Our Prayer: The Heart of Christ.”  As Christians, we often find it difficult to talk about our own prayer life.  It appears that for whatever reason, prayer, one of the fundamental elements of our faith life, remains unclear or uncomfortable for many Christians.  This series will deal with some of our basic beliefs and assumptions about prayer, its impediments, and the tremendous power prayer has in our lives and in our relationships with God.  Pastor Larry and Rev. Eileen will also be preaching on prayer and how it connects to and finds expression in the Beatitudes.  Copies of the Companions in Christ participant’s study guide can be obtained in the church office.  A $10 donation is requested to offset the cost of the books.

October 29:  Stewardship & Finance Information Meeting

After the 9:30 a.m. worship service, Peter Pape and the WPC Stewardship & Finance Committee will review the proposed 2018 church budget and the needs that the congregation has determined.  Join us in the Social Room.

   

Prayer  Under  the  Cross

Do you have a prayer need, joy, or concern?  Starting Sunday, October 1, and continuing weekly after that, 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.

So often today we think of prayer as a private thing we do at home.  It is that, but it is also important to pray with others.  Jesus said, “Again, I assure you that if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, then my Father who is in heaven will do it for you.  For where two or three are gathered in my name, I’m there with them.”  (Matthew 18:19-20, CEB)

It can take courage to share a prayer request with another person, but sometimes that is just what Jesus wants us to do.

 


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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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