Adult Programs

Cherry Hill offers a variety of programs for adults.

                                        SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY                                                                     ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS FOR MARCH                                 12:00 Noon – Chapel Parlor

            Beginning, Sunday, March 3, Bob Jones will be leading the adult Sunday School class in a discussion of the Nicene Creed – one of the confessions of faith found in the Book of Confessions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). While the Apostles’ Creed predates the Nicene Creed, it was insufficient once Christianity moved beyond the original children of the Covenant.

The Nicene Creed was the first confession, or statement of belief, the early Christian church developed to opposing Graeco-Roman beliefs and misconceptions regarding the concepts of the Trinity, the divine/human nature of Jesus, and the role of the Holy Spirit. The universal acceptance and inclusion of the Nicene Creed in almost all major faiths of the world today proves the Councils of Nicea and Chalcedon back in the second century were successful.             Join the group in March as we explore the Creed the fulfills Christ’s original commission to the early Church: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28: 19-20)

                                               LENTEN STUDY GROUP                                                                                      MONDAY AFTERNOONS – 3:00 pm  –   Beginning March 11                                                                        A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week 

            Cherry Hill’s Lenten study this year will use a new book by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, “Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week.” Dr Levine is a University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies and Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Science.                                                       In her book, Dr. Levine devles into the history and literature surrounding the last days of Jesus’ life. Dr. Levine sets the narrative in historical context and analyzes the risks and motives of the story’s characters.                                                                                                                            From Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem to his prayerful agony in Gethsemane, Dr. Levine brings forward aspects and details that open doors for beginners as well as seasoned readers of the Bible. She shows how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience.                                                                       “Entering the Passion of Jesus” provides a rich and challenging learning experience and will be a meaningful part of our Lenten observance this year. The Lenten Study Group will meet at 3:00 pm on Wednesday afternoons beginning Monday, March 11.  Copies of the book are available at $10.00 per copy and may be obtained by contacting Rev. Mark Phillips. All our welcome to be part of the journey!                        

                                               PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN 

There are two women’s bible study circles, Pikeville Circle – which meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at Henry Ford Village and also Peace Circle – which meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Both circles are using the Presbyterian Women Horizons study for 2018-2019: God’s Promise: I Am With You. This year’s study takes participants on a journey through scripture to consider circumstances in which God articulated God’s promise of presence. This study does not delve deeply into manifestations of God’s presence – the tabernacle, the ark of the covenant, manna, the Temple, pillars of cloud and fire – but rather on God’s actual articulation of God’s promise. We will see anew that God offered these words of profound comfort and commitment to individuals and communities from the time of the patriarchs to that of the prophets; from the judges to the kings; before, during, and after the exile; into the New Testament and beyond, to the end of the age.

Janet Reickel is the moderator of the Peace Circle (Tuesday evenings) and Elaine Filiak  moderates the Pikeville Circle (Wednesday mornings).  Please contact them for more information.