Education

Throughout the year, we offer different opportunities for adults to explore our faith, study the Bible, and grow as followers of Jesus Christ.  Below is a list of class offerings for the 2016-2017 program year.  Many of our class sessions are offered both during the day and in the evenings, and they are frequently offered at Christ Church here in La Plata as well as at our sister church, Christ Church-Wayside (13050 Rock Point Rd, Newburg, MD).

The Creeds
Four Sessions – October 2016

The Apostles’ and Nicene Creeds are the basic summaries of our Christian faith, and they are an integral part of our worship in the Episcopal Church. This four-session class will explore the history of the two creeds, how they are used in the Church’s teaching and worship, and what they tell us about God and the Church. No outside preparation is required.

Session 1: History of the creeds & their importance
Session 2: God as Trinity
Session 3: Jesus as both fully God and fully human
Session 4: The Holy Spirit & the Church

Offered at both Christ Church, Wayside and Christ Church, La Plata.  You may participate at either location.
*Wayside Church Hall – Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.,
October 6, 13, 20, 27 (Feel free to bring your lunch.)
*La Plata Church Hall – Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.,
October 6, 12, 20, 27

 

The Eucharist (Holy Communion)
Four Sessions – February 2017

The Eucharist (Holy Communion, the Mass, or the Lord’s Supper) is the central act of worship in the Christian community. It serves as a memorial of Jesus’ death and resurrection, and it is a means of God’s grace. This four-session course explores the significance of the Eucharist in a Christian’s life and how it shapes the life of the Church. No outside preparation is required.

Session 1: Worship as intimacy with God
Session 2: The Eucharist as the pattern of worship
Session 3: The Eucharist transforms Christian living
Session 4: The Eucharist a foretaste of God’s Kingdom

Offered at both Christ Church, Wayside and Christ Church, La Plata. You may participate at either location.
*Wayside Church Hall – Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.,
February 2, 9, 16, 23 (Feel free to bring your lunch.)
*La Plata Church Hall – Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.,
February 2, 9, 16,12

 

Invitation to the Psalms
Seven Sessions – May & June 2017

The Book of Psalms from the Old Testament is an integral part of our worship as Episcopalians, and it contains some of the most loved passages of Scripture. This seven-week course will take you deeper into the history of the Psalms and their importance to the devotional and worship life of the Christian community. Participants will also gain a deeper appreciation for the human experience and emotions expressed in the Psalms. Weekly outside readings is encouraged but not required for this study.

Sessions 1-3: The history and development of the Psalms and the Psalms as the prayer of the Church
Sessions 4-7: The Psalms as expressions of human experience: grace, repentance, love, and wrath

Offered at both Christ Church, Wayside and Christ Church, La Plata. You may participate at either location.
*Wayside Church Hall – Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.,
May 4, 11, 18, 25, & June 1, 8, 15
(Feel free to bring your lunch.)
*La Plata Church Hall – Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.,
May 4, 11, 18, 25, & June 1, 8, 15

 


 

112 Charles Street (next to the Charles County Circuit Court)
P.O. Box 760
La Plata, MD 20646
(301) 392-1051
ccptp@verizon.net