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: Discussion Group—African American Poetry from the Harlem Renaissance: Poems of Beauty, Perspective and Protest Round Two
Mondays, 5–6 p.m., August 3, 10, 17, 24 via Zoom
Led by Rev. Dr. Stephanie Lutz Allen / Sign up by July 30 by emailing .

Harlem RenaissanceCome on a proximity journey with some awesome black writers. We’ll watch a YouTube video of the poem, hear about the poet and discuss the poem. Participants will receive a PDF with the poems, links to info about the poets and YouTube links for readings of the poems.

Online: Becoming an Affirming Church
Wednesday, August 19, 7–8:30 p.m. via Zoom

Affirming ChurchWhat does it mean that SVPC is an affirming church? Join us for the first in a monthly series to learn more about how loving, welcoming and affirming queer people in our congregation is what Christ has called us to do.

Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow, former moderator of the General Assembly of the PC(USA) and current Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, will share about First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto’s journey to becoming an affirming church (and ultimately a More Light Church). There will be time for Q&A.

Check the church calendar for more information and Zoom link.

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.

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