Adult Classes

ACTIVE FOLLOWERS

Adult Christian Education at HPPC

Growing

We at Hamblen believe that growing as an active follower of Jesus is a rewarding, life-long process.

The broad theological umbrella at Hamblen allows for participants of both conservative and progressive backgrounds to have a voice and a place in shared study. 

 

We offer a variety of forums and classes on Sunday mornings and throughout the week

that inspire and equip adults for lives of active service. 

 

WE NEED GOD AND WE NEED EACH OTHER!

 

After a year and a half apart because of COVID, these groups offer a chance to come together again, grow as disciples of Jesus, and build back our sense of community. If you have questions about any of the groups listed here, contact Heather Notske at heathern@hamblenpres.org or 509-385-0627.

 

Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Meets Wednesdays at 9:30 AM in the Skylight Room
 

In spite of its place at the back of our Bibles, Paul’s first letter to the church in Thessalonica is the oldest writing in the New Testament. In this letter, Paul encourages the community of disciples to persist in faith, hope, and love. This fall, we’ll take an in-depth look at Paul’s letter to those who “became very dear to him” (1 Thessalonians 2:8). Together we’ll discover how this ancient letter continues to encourage us as we grow in faith individually and as a community. Join us each week at 9:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall as we explore 1 Thessalonians.

  • September 22: Introduction and Chapter 1

  • September 29: Chapter 2:1-12

  • October 6: Chapter 2:13-20, 3:1-5

  • October 13: Chapter 3:6-11

  • October 20: Chapter 4:1-8

  • October 27: Chapter 4:9-18

  • November 3: Chapter 5:1-11

  • November 10: Chapter 5:12-28


Sunday Morning Bible Study
Sundays at 7:30 AM on Zoom
Meets Sept-June, Newcomers Always Welcome

 

This group meets on Zoom to journey through the book of Matthew. If you live on the south hill you can still have time to get to church in time for worship services! Click HERE to join on Sunday Mornings. 


40 Days of Community Devotional (7 Weeks)
Thursday Evenings, 6:30-7:30 PM in the Skylight Room
Meets Sept 30-Nov 18 (No meeting Nov 11)
OR
Sunday Mornings, 10:15-11:15 AM, in the Skylight Room
Meets Oct 10-Nov 21 

 

Heather Notske invites you to commit to a 40-day practice of daily devotional readings, then come together either Thursday evenings or Sunday mornings to discuss your experience with the texts.

Books are available in the church office for $8. The initial Thursday OR Sunday meeting will be "Day 1" so no reading is necessary ahead of the first meeting. Just come! If you are interested in a Zoom option, let Heather know at heathern@hamblenpres.org.


Tuesday Morning Men's Bible Study
Tuesdays at 7:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall AND on Zoom
Meets All Year, Newcomers Always Welcome

 

Come have a sausage dog, some fruit, and coffee while you study the Bible with other men in our church family. Men of all ages are welcome! Drop in at any time! If you would like a link to try the group out on Zoom, contact Joe Bruce at joeb@hamblenpres.org.

 

Top of the Hill

Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 11:30 AM 

 

At this time, we are planning to meet in-person and hope to serve a meal like we have in the past (suggested donation $7). So that we can plan for food, please make a reservation through the church office a week prior to each meeting. If you prefer not to eat, but would like to come for the program, please make that known when you make your reservation and arrive by 12:00. To save your seat, contact Trina or Heather in the church office (trinal@hamblenpres.org or heathern@hamblenpres.org).

  • October 5—Mike Aleman, Poetry Reading

  • November -----To Be Determined

  • December 7—Jeannie Wright and Friends, Musical Program

 

HPPC Book Club
Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month, 2:00-3:30 PM
 

This group meets to discuss a selection of books. For more information, contact Betty Thompson at bettythomps@aol.com.

 

  • October: The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

  • November: Created For Commitment by Audrey Witherall Johnson

  • January: We Band of Angels by E. Norman

  • February: The Widow’s War by Sally Gunning

  • March: The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

  • April: Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

  • May: The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes


WE HOPE YOU WILL TRY OUT SOMETHING NEW THIS FALL!