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Online Faith Formation 

Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, our formation classes are temporarily online. Here is what we have available:

Faith Formation does not stop just because we cannot gather at the building! Join one of these opportunities online!

If you would like to participate in any of these online classes, please contact Charlotte Nance-Allbright for the link you will need to access the gathering.

Adult Studies Classes: Online, Hybrid, and Small group in-person

SUNDAYS

The Point: 9:00 a.m. Depending on the weather, The Point will meet either in-person gathering outside with warm coffee or via zoom with warm coffee. Contact Willy Fisher for more information.

The John Knox Fellowship Class:

Sunday, May 9 – Revelation Part 2 Session 3 pre-recorded by Dr. Mickey Efird will be sent to class members via email.

Sundays, May 16, 23 and 30 – meeting by Zoom at 9:15 a.m.  “A Brief Statement of Faith” led by Rev. Frank Covington.  What if Presbyterians disappeared…or never existed? A three-session exploration, using as our guide A Brief Statement, one of the 12 documents in our denomination’ Book of Confessions.

For information, contact Charlotte Allbright at callbright@fpcburlington.org

 

Christians and Racial Equity Workshop: The series will take place on four Sundays in the spring of 2021 via Zoom. Each session will be held from 3:00–5:30 p.m. April 18 (new date), and May 16.

The Racial Justice Task Force and the Adult Studies Committee invites the congregation to participate in a workshop series titled “Christians and Racial Equity.” Topics include: historical context, race matters, white supremacy, the Bible and racism, and reimagining the future. The workshop is presented by Rev. LaShauna Austria, owner of Seeds of Change Consulting, located in Graham, NC. Rev. Austria is active in our community as an organizer, farmer, and ordained faith leader; she has experience in working with faith-based communities to promote racial equity awareness.

CLICK HERE to sign up.If you have any questions, please email Loy Campbell.

WEEKDAYS

Mid-week Class starting March 31 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom— Searching for the Word: Interpreting Difficult Biblical Texts led by Ed Moore

Vexing Texts: We’ve all seen excerpts from scripture mustered to the cultural cause of the moment, sometimes in ways that strain historical context and ignore ancient norms. In this four part series, we’ll review the basics of responsible exegesis and explore ways in which nettlesome texts may be responsibly interpreted in the contemporary church.  RSVP to participate in this class by contacting reception@fpcburlington.org.

Below are recordings of the classes which have already taken place:

Vexing Texts Session 1

Vexing Texts Session 2

Vexing Texts Session 3

Vexing Text Session 4

 

Enrichment Class

Join the Enrichment Class via Zoom on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. After a time of fellowship, we will dive into Feasting on the Word. Contact Karen Carrouth for more information or to receive the Zoom link. All are welcome!

 

 

RECORDINGS OF CLASSES WHICH HAVE ALREADY TAKEN PLACE:

Join Rev. Frank Covington on April 4, 11, 18, & 25 at 9:15 a.m. for “The Greatest Commandment in One Word: What Jesus Said and Did in Response to the Commandment….and What this Might Mean for Us.”

Recorded classes:

April 4 – Easter – What is the greatest commandment?

April 11 – What is the greatest commandment?

April 18 – What is the greatest commandment?   

 

Lunch Bunch Book Club Schedule

The book club has chosen an exciting and diverse list of titles for this year’s reads — titles that explore a number of topics and are sure to generate good discussion. We will also welcome several guest presenters this year which always is a treat. The club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 12:00 noon. Members who are already on the email list will receive a reminder email with the ZOOM address the week before the meeting. If you have not participated in the book club previously but would like to join now, please let Gayle Gunn know by email (gaylegunn@ bellsouth.net) and she will include you in the meeting notifications.

Click here to view the book choices for 2020-21.

 

Don’t Forget that Worship is Faith Formation!

  • 10:00 a.m. on Sundays

The Sunday service will be available to view on livestreaming or Facebook Live.

Or you may call 888-969-5508 on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. to listen to the service on your telephone.

Hearing and seeing stuff about Zoom but don’t know what Zoom is? Check it out! www.zoom.us

If you do not have access to online resources and you would like us to send you a faith formation resource in the mail or email, please contact Charlotte Nance-Allbright.

Chancel Choir

  • During this time of no in-person activities, the Chancel Choir uses regular Zoom Gatherings to stay in touch, to express joys and concerns, to dream for the future, and to simply “see” one another and learn of worship/musical opportunities at the church. Join in the fellowship online at our Zoom gatherings. Contact Patrick Murphy for more information.

Contemplative Ministry

Please visit the Contemplative Ministry page of our website here.