St. Paul offers many ways for adults to come together for worship, learning, sharing, fellowship, service, recreation, and fun. We offer a wide range of small groups and adult Sunday school classes, described on other pages of this site.
Summer 2013 Studies:
Each of these studies will meet one time for about an hour and a half.
The Hobbit: June 26 at 7pm
- Led by Mark Johnson.
- Book by J.R.R. Tolkein
- Come explore The Hobbit, the book (or should I say 'books') that inspired the new three part movie sensation. Come with any questions you like about the story, it's author, or the fictional world of Middle Earth.
Toy Story 3: July 1 at 6pm
- Led by Josiah Brock
- Love movies? Love discussing them? We will discuss the themes found in Toy Story 3 and how those themes relate to and inform on our lives as Christians, humans, and members of St Paul.
- There is no book for this class.
- There will be an opportunity to watch the move, June 30 at 6:30p in the Youth Center
Letters from Prison: Unbound Hope from Bound Hands: July 9 at 7pm
- Led by David Garvin
- Prison as holy ground? Letter writing as a sacred practice? Together we will explore letters written by influential Christians (Paul, Martin Luther King, Jr., Bonhoeffer) in precarious places (Roman prison cell, Birmingham jail, Tegel and Flossenbürg camps).
- Please pick up the packet of readings for this class at the Information Desk
Finland: Its High Performing Education System and the Society that Supports It: July 11 at 10am
- Led by Debbie Wesslund
Confronting the Controversies: Biblical Perspectives on Tough Issues: July 1 at 6:30pm
- Book by Adam Hamilton
- Led by Gary Gibson
- Explore the controversial and divisive issues of our time, seeking to understand the positions different sides hold using a biblical perspective. Includes topics such as separation of church & state, evolution, abortion, and others.
Gran Torino: July 22 at 6pm
- Gran Torino is a story about a bitter old man and the bond he forms with his Korean neighbor. Our discussion will revolve around how Eastwood presents violence (physical, emotional, and psychological) in the movie, and how his character fights gang violence with aggressive non-violence.
- This movie is rated R for violence and language, both of which will be integral for our discussion. Therefore, the movie may not be appropriate for all persons. For questions about the movie or discussion, contact Josiah, David Garvin, or Pam Greenwell.
- There is no book for this class
Biblical Lessons from Egypt: July 23 at 6:30pm
- Led by Brad Matthews
- Learn about the archaeological settings and historical events related to Abraham, Joseph, Moses, and Joseph, Mary, and Jesus' time spent in Egypt.
- There is no book for this class
Sabbath in the Suburbs: August 13 at 6:30pm
- Book by MaryAnn McKibben Dana
- Led by Katrina Paxson
- What does Sabbath look like? Join us as we discuss Holy time through the story of one family’s decision to spend a year exploring the meaning of keeping Sabbath.
Wesley Night: Wednesday night gathering including dinner, classes for adults, and classes & music opportunities for kids.
Small Groups: Opportunities for adults throughout the week.
Sunday Morning Small Groups: Adult Classes.
Senior Adults: Activities & classes for our Senior Adults.
Young Adults: Opportunities for our college students, 20s, and 30s.
Prayer Ministry: Ways to enhance your prayer life.
New Psalms Project: Aspiring writers, photographers, and artists from St. Paul and the community meet to share and critique their works. New Psalms publishes booklets of collected works throughout the year.
Emmaus: Many of our adults have participated in Walk to Emmaus weekends sponsored by the Louisville Emmaus Community. These 72-hour short courses in Christianity help men and women integrate their faith into their lives and equip them to serve their churches as leaders. See the Louisville Emmaus site for details and the schedule of upcoming walks. You can get a printed copy of the Emmaus newsletter, "Talk from the Walk," on the information wall near the Church office.
Recreation: St. Paul adults participate in a number of intramural leagues, some of them coed. Our Family Life Center is now open and we will be adding more regular recreation choices. See the Calendar for details.