To learn more about our youth program, connect with Pastor Emilee Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10:00 AM, online and in person in Room 110
This discussion-based class looks at current events through a Christian perspective. Contact Ako Cromwell to receive the lesson by email. Frequency weekly in Room 110, and more exciting changes are forthcoming!
What does the kingdom of God mean to you? The Lord's Prayer says, "thy kingdom come, thy will be done."Is it a place? Or is it a movement? Pastor Henry will be leading a Bible study called "The Reign of God: God's Kingdom Come" in room 110. The class will be hybrid in-person and online, and ran through December 2022.Bible's Greatest Hits
October 2021–May 2022
Led by Pastor Henry Brinton, based on his new book The Bible's Greatest Hits. Come learn about the top sixty-six Bible passages.
September 29–October 20, 2019The Co-Moderators of the 223rd PC(USA) General Assembly selected the book Neighborhood Church: Transforming your Church into a Powerhouse for Mission for a church-wide book study to inspire churches to become a vibrant and engaging community partner to the families and neighborhoods living around them. Authors Van Tatenhove and Mueller give practical, essential tools that lead to communal conversation, develop the DNA of listening, spur fruitful partnerships, promote integrated space, and sustain long-term visions. Our Mission Outreach Coordinator, the Rev. Susan Wisseman, will lead this class.
October 27–November 24, 2019
The purpose of this class is to introduce the congregation to its call call to public witness. The class will explore how members of FPC can engage in public witness, specifically related to the crisis facing undocumented immigrants in the Fairfax area. The class will identify how our local government officials might best respond to this crisis and suggest opportunities for our congregation and its members to engage in public action to positively impact this crisis. The Rev. Jerry Hopkins and Elder Leslie Woods will lead this class, along with special guest the Rev. Jimmy Hawkins, who will lead the first class.
December 1, 2019–January 19, 2020
After Jesus admonished Peter not to take up arms to defend him, early Christians preached pacifism and did not allow their members to join the Roman Army. But this doctrine began to change after St. Augustine of Hippo wrote a treatise on Just War, arguing that Christians had a duty to protect the weak and defenseless from the deprivations of Visigoth's sacking Rome and Vandals attacking Carthage. This class will follow the development and implementation of this Just War Doctrine through the Crusades, the European Religious Wars of the 17th century, the American Civil War, World War II and the bomb, Vietnam, and the War Against Terrorism. Elder David Bush will lead this class.
January 9–March 22, 2020
This class is for youth and adults who desire to bring together their belief in science and their faith, or vice versa. With video input from eight noted theologians, we will discuss topics such as creation, time, genetics, and the cosmos—all in relation to God. Pastor Henry Brinton will lead this class.