ADULT EDUCATION

7001 FAR HILLS AVE. DAYTON, OH | Sundays @ 10 am IN-PERSON AND LIVESTREAMED
YOUTH GROUPLEARNING RESOURCE CENTER

Growth Groups are small groups that offer learning and sharing opportunities for adults in a casual atmosphere, or in a more structured class setting. A Growth Group is a safe place to ask deep faith questions – to learn more about God, The Bible, and yourself.  They are also a great way to meet people

GROWTH GROUPS MISSION STATEMENT

Through small groups, classes, and other learning opportunities open to everyone,  Growth Groups will strive to:

  • Encourage and strengthen Biblical literacy,
  • Promote application of the Christian faith to life experience,
  • Develop awareness of spirituality in all facets of life,
  • Encourage group members to share in leadership, and
  • Build a sense of community among and through members and leaders.

Social Justice Book Discussion Group

Meets monthly in-person at Southminster Presbyterian Church on the THIRD Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the ADULT LOUNGE (ENTER THROUGH DOOR 13).

All are welcome!

questions? please contact pat elliotT [email protected]

April 19, 2024

Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley 

In this powerful, young adult novel a teen girl becomes aware of local indigenous women going missing as well as bones and artifacts from her tribe stored in a museum. Imbued with a strong passion for her Native community, she sets out to repatriate the items in the museum to her tribe and to solve the mystery of missing women. A 2024 American Indian Youth Literature Award honor winner.

 

May 17, 2024

How to Win the Information War by Peter Pomerantsev 

Considered an expert on disinformation, the author tells the story of propagandist Sefton Delmer who created the character of Der Chef whose broadcasts heard by German soldiers and citizens and American politicians questioned Nazi doctrine during WWII. The author draws parallels to modern day propaganda wars such as Putin’s rhetoric concerning Ukraine.  

June 21, 2024

Across So Many Seas by Ruth Behar

This powerful historical novel relates the journeys and discoveries of four young Jewish girls from different generations of the same family. Each protagonist embarks on a journey, whether fleeing persecution, searching for liberty, or discovering her past and her future. The simple, resonant, and lyrical narrative transmits the hope and trust that have sustained Sephardic Jewish communities through the generations. (Starred review from School Library Journal)

August 16, 2024

The Kingdom, The Power, and the Glory by Tim Alberta  

Author retraces the arc of the modern evangelical movement, placing political and cultural inflection points in the context of church teachings and traditions. Alberta portrays a rapidly secularizing America that has come to distrust the evangelical church, and weaves together present-day narratives of pastors.   

 

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

Presbyterian Women (PW) is an inclusive and caring community of women, committed to working toward God’s promise of wholeness for all people.

Presbyterian Women (PW) is associated with the PCUSA PW. The small groups, called circles, meet monthly for support, prayer and Bible study. All women are invited to attend a circle.

Ruth Circle

4th Wednesdays of the month,
9:30 a.m. in the Community Room.

Grace Circle

1st Tuesdays of the Month,
7 p.m. in the Adult Lounge.

ADULT EDUCATION

VARIOUS OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTIAN EDUCATION.  UPCOMING AND CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES ARE LISTED BELOW.