SUNDAY MORNING STUDIES - Following the 10:30 AM worship service, adults can gather for classes and discussions on various topics. Most of the time there is no need to sign up in advance. Simply show up! Studies are usually part of a series lasting from 2-6 weeks. They meet in the Kettlewell Room (located beneath the Guild Hall) and are led by clergy or guest teachers. Recent topics included: studies on the books of Job and Romans; The Gospel According to U2; Brian McLaren's book, The Secret Message of Jesus; and the best-selling novel, The Shack. Visit the Events page to view current of upcoming offerings or contact Rev. Don Ashburn for more information.

ADULT EDUCATION CLASS ON SHORT-TERM MISSIONS- Did you know that every year approximately 1.6 million adult North American Christians go on an overseas mission trip – with the number of teenagers being closer to 3 million? Beginning Sept. 22nd Rev. Don Ashburn will be offering a 5-week series of classes on the topic of Short-term Mission, or STM. We will spend some time looking at the theological underpinnings and the historical practice of Christian mission in general. Then we will focus on how mission is being done today in its "short-term" variety, with a view towards coming up with a rationale for why PCC goes on such trips and a rubric for deciding which ones God seems to be calling us to. The curriculum will include parts of Rev. Ashburn’s doctoral dissertation on STM as well as David Livermore’s book, Serving with Eyes Wide Open. You can purchase the book for $12 by contacting Rev. Ashburn at: don@piedmontchurch.org or 510-547-5700, ext. 105. The class meets at 11:30 a.m. in the Kettlewell Room. Refreshments will be provided by the Mission Action Team.

Class Readings for Sept. 29:  What is Integral Mission? and Chapter 1:  What is mission?