Discipleship Programs and Classes

Due to COVID-19, the church campus is closed. Please refer to our calendar for online classes, activities and contact information.

Online: Sunday Morning Bible Study
 
Bible StudySundays, 8:45–10 a.m. via ZOOM
Taught by various leaders

Join us for this popular Sunday morning study. The class will use a standard set of questions to explore the scripture reading for that Sunday. The study will emphasize new insights on how the scripture relates to everyday life.

Online: Paul’s Letter To The Romans
 
Wednesdays, 7–8 p.m., June 3, 10, 17, and 24 via ZOOM / Register here.
Taught by Dr. Bill Prior, Professor Emeritus, Santa Clara University

Paul's Letter to the RomansMartin Luther called Paul’s letter to the Romans “the most important piece in the New Testament.” It deals with many subjects central to Christianity, including the concept of salvation, the relations between faith and works, the role of God's grace, the status of Gentiles and Jews, predestination, and the nature of Christian ethics.

This series of classes will examine Romans in its literary and cultural context, as a letter written to some Christians in Rome in the mid-first century, by a man whose mission was to show that the gospel was meant for Gentiles as well as Jews. We will try to understand what the letter meant at the time it was written, as well as what it means for readers today.

 

Online: Discussion Group—African American Poetry from the Harlem Renaissance: Poems of Beauty, Perspective and Protest
 
Mondays, 5–6 p.m., June 22, 29, July 6, 13
Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Stephanie Lutz Allen / Sign up by June 18 by emailing .

The Harlem Renaissance was an African American intellectual and artistic movement centered in New York City from 1918-1935, touched off by the poems written about all of life from the black perspective. No preparation needed. Please bring a drink and snack, and join in the discussion as we watch a YouTube video of the poem and learn about the poet. Participants will receive a PDF of the poems (all in the public domain), a description of the poet, and link to the YouTube reading of the poem.

 

Other Classes

Safe Church Training

The Safe Church Training classes are part of SVPC's program to ensure a safe environment where children, youth, and adults can grow in their relationship with God. This 90 minute class includes viewing of two half hour videos titled, “Safeguarding God’s Children.” Child care and snacks are provided. Pre-registration is helpful but not necessary