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!”

JANUARY  SCHEDULE

10:45  A.M.  SUNDAYS

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

January 7:  New Beginnings Update

Join us in the Sanctuary where WPC New Beginnings team leaders will provide an update and seek feedback and suggestions for the new year.


January 14:  House of Mercy

The Peace & Justice Committee has invited the Executive Director of the House of Mercy to speak about the organization’s latest activities.  Join us in the Sanctuary for this informative presentation.


January 21:  Coffee and Conversation

Come to Room 9/10 after the service where the pastors will join us for coffee and conversation on the topic of today’s sermon.


January 28:  No Class

The Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be held in the Social Room today.  Please plan to attend.


MEMORY VERSE FOR JANUARY

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! 

“Anyone joined to Christ is a new being.”

II Corinthians 5:17a  (GNT)

   

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 Meals on Wheels

We are asking our congregation to lift up our New Beginnings ministries in prayer.  For January our focus will be on Meals on Wheels.

Five teams of people deliver meals in Webster, and WPC is part of this effort.  Each team delivers hot noon meals, and for some folks a cold evening meal as well, Monday through Friday each week.  About 50 people in Webster receive meals each day.  Most of the recipients are individuals who, for a variety of reasons, are not able to obtain groceries and cook for themselves.  For many, it is an illness or other physical problem that prevents them from cooking.  For others, it may be that they are unable to drive or are unable for other reasons to shop for themselves.  Having the meals delivered is so important to all of them.

Here are some suggestions of what to pray for:

v  For the physical, mental, and spiritual health of the individuals receiving the meals.

v  That God’s love may fill and surround all those receiving the meals.

v  That those receiving meals who feel isolated may find a way to connect with others.

v  For the safety of the teams as they drive and go to the doors of people with food.


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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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