The Practice of Action and Contemplation
Class to follow Seeking Shalom Course
Wednesdays, March 1 – 29, 6:30 pm, C208, and Zoom
Shalom describes God’s grand and beautiful dream for a world in which wholeness and healing are cultivated at the level of just societies and flourishing communities.
The integration of action and contemplation are inseparable. Contemplation is a way of listening with the heart while not relying entirely on the head. Contemplation is a prayerful letting go of our sense of control and choosing to cooperate with God and God’s work in the world. We are called to prayer with action. In today’s religious, environmental, and political climate, our compassionate engagement is urgent and vital. When we experience the reality of our oneness with God, others, and Creation, actions of justice and healing naturally follow. If we’re working to create a more whole world, contemplation can give our actions nonviolent, loving power for the long haul.
Justice, Community, and the Church’s Mission in the World
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Are you seeking wholeness and healing in our community and in the world around you? Come join us for a 5-part study open to adults and youth. Dr. Ryan Bonfiglio, of Emory’s Candler School of Theology, will lead us in a transformational exploration of the biblical concept of shalom, including its relation to matters of justice, poverty, social divides, and reconciliation. This course is free to those who register, and you will be able to participate in-person in Grace Hall or online via Zoom.
Adult Sunday School
Sundays, 10:00 am, B and C Buildings
Adult Sunday School is the heartbeat of Peachtree Road. In a weekly small group, you can experience friendship, support and learning within the greater church community. Feel free to visit many different classes until you find the one that fits you best. Our hope is that you find your home in Sunday School at Peachtree Road.
Each Sunday, Ambassadors are available in the Rotunda and the Adult Sunday School Building Lobby to help you choose and locate classes. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Byrd at 404.240.8270 or email@example.com.
Join us for weekly Bible study and social opportunities. For more information, contact Rev. Leslie Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Married couples with children preschool aged and younger. Class Bible studies and discussions focus on strengthening marriages, raising babies, and navigating faith journeys through this busy season of life. The group also meets outside church for social activities, play dates, and outreach. For more information contact Sarah Hoeflin at email@example.com.
Just out of college? New to Atlanta? Come join our newly forming group for great Bible studies, fun social outings and service projects. For more information, contact Rev. Leslie Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This group of singles and couples meets weekly for Bible study led by PRUMC clergy and guest speakers. We attend worship together at 11:15 am and often meet for lunch afterward.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Couples and families
A community of married couples with growing families. Rotating class members and guest speakers lead faith-based lessons and discussions on marriage, family, and work/life balance.
This group of parents of school-aged children enjoy getting together to share their Christian journey. The unique class curriculum features a combination of both Bible-centric and topical lessons that are applicable to maturing families.
This class studies a new theme each year with outside speakers as well as class members teaching. Lessons require no outside reading. Members are primarily mid 40s – mid 50s, but range from younger to older, and enjoy fellowship with 2-3 social functions each year.
Parents of school-aged children focused on nurturing families who use a combination of speakers and class discussion.
Our class is a welcoming and open-minded group striving to connect God’s word to our daily living and to connect to one another as we journey through the seasons of life. (Approximate age of members: 50+)
Members of this class range in age from 30s to 50s with children from preschool to middle school ages, including families, couples and individuals at similar life stages. Members are on a journey of faith and fellowship to build strong Christian foundations. Discussion is facilitated by class members with a diverse curriculum and monthly speakers.
Married couples, with and without young children, learn about building a strong Christian foundation for marriage. Curriculum is a mixture of Biblical discovery, current events, and traditional lessons led by class members and outside speakers. They have numerous social and philanthropic activities.
The Wesley Class is comprised of married couples ranging in age 35-50 with preschool to elementary children. Our desire is to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ through Bible study, encouragement, prayer and service. Class discussions include Bible study, life and faith topics, and guest speakers. Class fellowship centers around social activities and community outreach projects such as the Great Day of Service and Christmas Kindness. For additional information, please contact Cody Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adults in Midlife
A friendly, caring group of marrieds and singles share life’s journey with intellectually stimulating classes and extra-curricular activities promoting fellowship and fun.
This diverse class has members whose ages range from 50’s to early 60’s, single, divorced, and married. Optional homework includes buying the study book and reading a chapter or two for discussion.
This energetic group of couples and singles, ages 50-70, has speakers each Sunday with a focus on a range of relevant and timely Christian topics. The class also participates in meaningful outreach opportunities and enjoyable social activities.
Late 60’s-70’s+. Lessons consist of guest lecturers including the church staff. The class is involved in both local and international outreach as well as a couple social events each year.
An active class still growing in faith through traditional Bible study led by regular teachers.
This group of 70’s+ prefers a non-traditional class, with a myriad of topics, ranging from Old Testament to current events that have spiritual significance, usually with a different speaker each week.
A caring and supportive group of single and married senior adults committed to the church’s beliefs, mission and outreach. Class includes a variety of speakers discussing spiritual issues, personal journeys, current events and other interesting and challenging topics. Several social events are enjoyed each year. Everyone is welcome to join us on Sunday mornings.
Engages seriously in scriptural study through the Disciple Bible Study Curriculum. Classes are led by two teachers. A study book is required, and there are weekly reading assignments. New curriculum is introduced throughout the year, and newcomers are welcome to join at the start of each new course, as advertised.
Bible-based study for adults who are committed to learning in and out of class.
Participants come from a wide range of ages and stages of life and faith including seekers and disciples, couples and singles. Open Door is led by two teachers who offer original lessons during the academic year. The curriculum is Scripture-driven, and lessons are structured around themes.
A group of individuals who meet weekly to talk about what it means to be Christian and how to put faith into action.