Adult Education Classes
Dining Room Class -
"Searching for a Home: Evictions and Affordable Housing in Richmond"
Sept. 30: Introduction to the Affordable Housing Crisis in RVA
Dr. John Moeser, Retired Senior Fellow, Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, University of Richmond and Laura Lafayette, Chief Executive Officer of the Richmond Association of Realtors
Oct. 7: Providing Opportunities for those in Housing Transition
Elaine Summerfield, Executive Director, Richmond Opportunities Inc.
Oct. 14: Promising Approaches to address the Housing Crisis
Greta Harris, President and CEO, Better Housing Coalition
Oct. 28: Eviction Rates in the Greater Richmond Area
Christie Marra, Virginia Poverty Law Center & Campaign to Reduce Evictions
October 21 - We will all combine to hear Dr. Rodney Sadler, Jr., Associate Professor of Bible at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Charlotte, NC.
Rodney S. Sadler Jr’s teaching experience includes courses in biblical languages, Old and New Testament interpretation, wisdom literature in the Bible, the history and religion of ancient Israel, and African American biblical interpretation. His first authored book, Can A Cushite Change His Skin? An Examination of Race, Ethnicity, and Othering in the Hebrew Bible, was published in 2005. He frequently lectures within the church and community on Race in the Bible, African American Biblical Interpretation, the Image of Jesus, Biblical Archaeology, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. He was the managing editor of the African American Devotional Bible.
Dr. Sadler served as a visiting lecturer and interim co-director of the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School in Durham, NC, and was an associate minister in Durham, NC.
Bible Class with Franklin Reding - 308 - Themes in the Gospel of John
Faith and Literature Class with Marjorie Clark - 301 -
A Celestial Omnibus: Short Fiction on Faith - a collection by well-known authors of different faiths, grouped in sections on Mystery, Doubt, Evil, The Supernatural, and Reconciliation.
DINING ROOM CLASS -
November 4 through December 16 – Getting Real About Racism – Ginna Minasian Dalton & Sally Johnston
Nov. 4 - Sally will lead this session looking at ecological effects on racism
Nov. 11 Ginna will begin book discussion on Waking Up White by Debbie Irving
Nov 18 - Dec. 16 - Do you find yourself puzzled about racism? Are you convinced you have resolved your attitudes about race and people of color? Do you want to examine more to unearth why race is a factor in our culture beyond slavery? Ginna Minasian Dalton will leads the study with expectation participants will read this book. If you have questions before and about the class you may reach Ginna.
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!
Women's Bible Study - Do you have Tuesday mornings free? Would you like to go deeper into the study of scripture? Would you like to become better acquainted with other women at Second? Consider joining one of the Presbyterian Women’s circles that will be engaged in Bible study using the resource book God’s Promise: I Am with You. Circle 1 begins Tuesday, September 11, at 10:30 am in the 6th floor Tower Lounge of Westminster Canterbury (1600 Westbrook Drive). Marian English will facilitate the Bible study— informal and discussion focused. All women are welcome! Study books ($10) are available if desired. For more information contact Marian English (672-2061)