Adult Education Classes

Dining Room Class  - 

We Choose Welcome: Richmond Refugee Resettlement
April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20, June 3
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Dining Room
Sponsored by Mission Council

 

For the past year, refugee assistance has been both a mission and advocacy priority at Second Presbyterian Church.  Along with other downtown churches, Second Presbyterian members have assisted with the relocation of the Rahmaty Family from Afghanistan to Richmond.  Throughout the year, we have also advocated for refugees through the sale of “Welcomig All “ yard signs and letters to our representatives. This 4-week series will provide a deeper understanding of refugee resettlement in the Richmond area and assist us with future decisions of how we might support refugees.

 

April 29:  Nasim Rahmaty and Sharon Singer from the International Rescue Committee will speak about the resettlement of the Rahmaty Family from Afghanistan to Richmond.

https://www.rescue.org/united-states/richmond-va

May 6:  Kate Ayers, director of Reestablish Richmond will speak on their mission of helping refugees settle into Richmond while maintaining ties to their home culture.

http://www.reestablishrichmond.org/

 

May 13:  Facilitated by Cathy Howard, this class will view and discuss the PC-USA produced film, “To Breathe Free,” focusing on a Syrian family fleeing the civil war on May 13. 

 

May 20: Lana Heath de Martinez from the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy will discuss refugee advocacy.

http://www.virginiainterfaithcenter.org/

 

June 3:  Open discussion on Second Presbyterian’s future role with refugee support. Where do we go from here?  Led by Jonathan Heckel and Terry Sheets.

Bible Class with Franklin Reding - 308

Faith and Literature Class with Marjorie Clark - 301

Christian Parenting – for Families with Young Children – Class will meet in the Nursery on the FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Using a variety of texts, blogs, etc. this class will encourage young families to share the joys and challenges of raising children in the faith.

 


Bible Study Groups

Kerygma Bible Study meets the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 12noon - 1:30pm. Contact Ginger Evans if you would like to join us!

 
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