After Evangelicalism: The Path to a New Christianity by David Gushee
Mondays at 6pm (hybrid format) in Room 2215 and on Zoom
June 3 – August 5
Led by Craig Foster
Vast numbers of people are leaving more fundamentalist evangelical churches, especially young people. Some of those people are finding their way to mainline churches like our own. At the same time many even within mainline congregations are asking tough questions of our faith. This study is for anyone who is asking those questions and anyone who is seeking to understand the kinds of questions people are asking. David Gushee begins to explore some new (but also not so new) answers to the tough questions of faith today. Come curious and ready to explore!


Into the Heart of Romans: A Deep Dive into Paul’s Greatest Letter by N.T. Wright
Tuesdays 12:30-1:30pm (hybrid format) in Room 2215 and on Zoom
June 11 – August 13
Led by Craig Foster
N.T. Wright brings his usual excellence in biblical scholarship to bear on a single chapter of the Bible: Romans 8, and in so doing gives us a glimpse not only of how good in-depth biblical scholarship is done, but also what treasures it can unlock in this important chapter of the Bible. This will be a challenging read, but Craig will walk with you through reading to help you unpack the riches that N.T. Wright offers us in this volume. You may join this study in-person or online.


Wednesday Men's Bible Study
Wednesdays from Noon-1:00pm (year-round)
In the
Arthur Center
Led by Kyle Keefer, this faithful group of men takes an in-depth walk through books of the Bible. Bring your Bible and a bite to eat, if you want!


Women’s Study: Looking for God in Messy Places: A Book About Hope by Jake Owensby
Wednesdays at 6-7pm in the Arthur Center
June 5, 12, 26, July 10, 24
Led by Ansley Page
“We can get discouraged by setbacks, overwhelmed by busyness, and shaken by worry. Hope is the power that gets us out of bed in the morning and gives us the courage to face adversity.” Join other women to discuss Scripture along with Owensby’s book as we strengthen our soul-stretching friendships with Jesus. Register with [email protected].


Women’s Morning Study: Looking for God in Messy Places: A Book about Hope by Rev. Dr. Jake Owensby
Select Thursdays, 9:30-10:30am in the Purnell Room
May 30, June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25
Led by Ansley Page
“We can get discouraged by setbacks, overwhelmed by busyness, and shaken by worry. Hope is the power that gets us out of bed in the morning and gives us the courage to face adversity.” Join other women to discuss Scripture along with Owensby’s book as we strengthen our soul-stretching friendships with Jesus. Register with [email protected]


Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by Nadia Boltz-Weber
Thursday mornings 10-11am in the Arthur Center
June 6-the end of July
Led by Leslie Lang and John Lefebvre
It's time for a fun and engaging summer read that will also inspire great theological conversation! Join Leslie Lang and John Lefebvre for a summer book discussion on Nadia Bolz-Weber's book Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People. We will meet on Thursday mornings from 10-11am in the Arthur Center starting June 6th through the end of July. If you're interested in getting on the list, please reach out to Leslie ([email protected]).


Peaceful Neighbor: Discovering the Countercultural: Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers by Michael G. Long
Thursdays at noon in the Purnell Room and on Zoom (www.fpcspartanburg.org/zoom/mcdaniels)
June 6-August 29
Led by Nan & Tom McDaniel and Craig Foster
Come explore how the much beloved Mr. Rogers invited children and adults to engage some of the most important issues of his (and our!) day in the ways of Jesus without even mentioning his name. Join us in-person or online.


Early Men’s Bible Study
6:30-7:30am in the Small Private Dining Room
Led by John Verreault, this men's group begins their day studying the Bible and exploring faith together.


Friday Men's Bible Study
7:00-8:00am in the Arthur Center
This Friday Morning Bible Study is a group of men who gather each week to journey through the books of the Bible. And what a journey it is! There is commentary that is interesting (and often humorous) as it is informative. Also, there is fellowship and camaraderie that you wouldn't quite expect at such an early hour. Come and join us for a faith-inspiring time of study and learning.


Tickled Pink Pop-Up Party
July 9 from 9:30-10:30am in Fogartie Hall
All women are invited for a mid-summer boost of fellowship, short devotion, and fun. Bring a friend! With questions, contact Ansley Page. [email protected]


Summer Sunday School

All Sunday School is from 10:00-10:45am

Children:

  • Nursery - Room C105 and C108
  • Preschool (3K, 4K and 5K) – Room C110
  • 1st-5th - Combined Summer Sunday School in the Large Private Dining Room of Fogartie Hall

Youth:

  • Middle School – Room F207
  • High School – Room F202

Adults:

  • Combined Adult Summer Sunday School in Fogartie Hall

Adult Schedule:

June 2 The Rise and Fall of the Monarchy – 1 Samuel

June 9 The Rise and Fall of the Monarchy – 2 Samuel

June 16 The Rise and Fall of the Monarchy – 1&2 Kings

June 23 The Rise and Fall of the Monarchy – 1&2 Chronicles

June 30 The Rise and Fall of the Monarchy – Ezra & Nehemiah

July 7 Being Church – What is Theology?

July 14 Being Church – Eschatology & Grace, God & Creation, Humanity

July 21 Being Church – Sin & Christology

July 28 Being Church – The Trinity

August 4 Being Church – Salvation & the Christian Life

August 11 Being Church – The Mission of the Church

August 18 Being Church – The Confessions

August 25 Being Church – Principles of Church Order