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Bend Presbyterian Church
Adult Education Classes For Fall

Our Center for Well-Being and Wisdom is now offering new classes. The Contemplative Life in the Age of Anxiety, taught by Lorraine Stuart, and How the Bible Speaks to Our World in Crisis, taught by Tyler McQuilken and Duncan Ferguson, will begin on Sunday, September 17th at 9 am. The classes will continue every Sunday until October 22nd. The venue for the classes is the Prayer Room and Adult Center.

Register by following the link below:

Class Descriptions:

The Contemplative Live in the Age of Anxiety: Given our current global crisis, our anxieties
tempt us to give in to paralyzing fear. The contemplative life is about experiencing God in one’s
life and replacing fear with love and peace.
  • Instructor: Lorraine Stuart
  • Meeting Room: Prayer Room
  • Dates and Time: 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Sunday Mornings, September 17-October 22,
  • 2023
  • Reading: Richard Rohr, Just This; Biblical passages; Suggested articles
  • Weekly Schedule
Sept. 17: The Breath of Live
Sept. 24: The Spiritual Journey
Oct. 1: The Contemplative Path of Jesus
Oct. 8: Praying with Scripture
Oct. 15: Music and Experiencing God
Oct. 22: Contemplative Intercession and Service
How the Bible Speaks to Our World in Crisis: Finding Spiritual Guidance in Complex
Environment and Threatened World
  • Instructors: Tyler McQuilkin and Duncan Ferguson
  • Meeting Room: Adult Center
  • Dates and Time: 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Sunday mornings, Sept. 17- October 22, 2023
  • Reading: Scripture, Duncan Ferguson, Making the Bible Your Book; suggested Duncan
  • Ferguson, Biblical Hermeneutics (how to interpret the Bible), the Bible
  • Weekly Schedule
September 17: The Big Picture: The Nature of the Bible and How to Interpret It
September 24: The Bible and the Care of the Earth
October 1: The Bible and Hope in the Presence of Evil and Chaos
October 8: The Bible and the Life of Love and Justice
October 15: The Bible and Personal Peace and Maturity
October 22: The Bible and the Future of Humanity and the World

Scheduled Dates

Mon, Sep 25, 2023 at 8:23am
Mon, Sep 25, 2023 at 8:23am
Mon, Sep 25, 2023 at 8:23am
Mon, Sep 25, 2023 at 8:23am
Mon, Sep 25, 2023 at 8:23am

About The Center for Wellbeing & Wisdom at Bend First Presbyterian

We believe mind, body, soul and community are intricately connected with one another. Our Christian faith inspires this ministry of wellness, but we do not impose our faith on anyone nor assume faith for anyone. We practice Spacious Christianity, and our culture provides a welcoming environment for everyone, without discrimination for any reason such as race, religion, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, (dis)ability, or marital status.

All are welcome.

Currently we offer regular classes including, Dance for Parkinsons, Exercise with Parkinsons, Feldenkreis, Qiong, and Yoga. We also offer NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) classes and various workshops throughout the year. For more information on how to register for any of these classes, contact Office Coordinator Sherry Smith by phone (541)382-4401 or by email [email protected] .

To see which classes are currently being held at First Pres visit our News & Events page by clicking here:

We are hoping to add more classes in the 2023-24 year! If you are an instructor and would like to bring your class to the Center for Well Being and Wisdom please email Pastor Kally at [email protected].