Adult Spiritual Formation, April 2021
Sundays, 9:30-10:30am, on Google Meet or by phone at 904-900-0997 with PIN: 669 662 752#
April will feature a series from Third Church’s Pastor Emeritus Roderic P. Frohman on “Third Church’s (Almost) Christian Socialist Pastor, Paul Moore Strayer”, who served from 1903 to 1925. In the first quarter of the 20th century, America went through a major social transformation, including an adoption of the “social gospel.” At Third Presbyterian Church, this change was largely due to the leadership of its pastor, Paul Moore Strayer. Click here for video (and other resources) for each class. The classes are discussions of the videos. Participants are highly encouraged to view each video before each class.
April 4: NOTE, There will be NO Sunday Seminar on Easter Sunday
April 11: America at the Dawn of the 20th Century: Strayer’s influence on Rochester and on Third Church in the larger context of America’s story during these first 25 years of the 20th century
April 18: From the Social Gospel to the “Institutional” Church: an examination of the specific story of white, evangelical Protestantism in America during the same period of time during which many American Protestant leaders endorsed various forms of Christian socialism.
April 25: Strayer’s Transformation of Third Church: a look at Third Presbyterian Church in detail and Strayer’s imprint upon our congregation.
Thursdays, 12:00-1:00pm, on Google Meet or by phone at 267-870-7240 with PIN: 764 100 396#
April 1: Our final Lenten lectionary study using the reflections of Debie Thomas.
April 8, 15, 22, 29: After Easter we will resume our study based on “The Wired Word.” Regular participants should look for the ‘Wired Word’ article in your inbox early each week. To be added to the distribution list, send an email to Becky Veitch.