Sunday Morning Studies
A stimulating adult education class is held during the academic year at 9:00am Sunday mornings in Conference Rooms 1 & 2. It is open to all and is taught by Tim Swanson – an award-winning teacher of ancient and medieval civilizations at Wyoming Seminary since 1966. Thoughtful questions and observations are encouraged during the lively discussions that occur. Audio visual aids are often used to enhance understanding of the Biblical passages. This past year the class gained a better understanding of some of the challenges facing the church today, by learning about the challenges faced by the early churches of Caesarea Philippi, Sardis, Pergamum, Ephesus, and Laodicea through Bible readings and video documentaries of archeological studies made in those areas.
This congregation recently dedicated space for a resource library in honor of our Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Samuel A. Huffard. In this former classroom are housed many books for personal study and reflection, as well as Bible commentaries, history and teaching materials for children and adults. There are also video documentaries and Christian movies that can be viewed in the library or borrowed for in-home viewing. Book Club novels are also placed in the library after they are discussed. This valuable resource is available to everyone.
Our congregation is full of readers! The Book Club meets bi-monthly for discussion about recently read literature from a faith perspective. Recent reads include “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak; “Doomsday Book” by Connie Willis; “Ella Minnon Pea” by Mark Dunn and “The Meadow” by James Galvin. Our next discussion will feature “Peace Like A River” by Leif Enger. Please check the calendar for the meeting date and come join in the conversation that always turns theological.
From September through May, the men gather once a month at the church for prayer, fellowship and a light lunch. Attendees are members as well as friends of the church. Following the lunch, a guest speaker shares ideas and experiences with the men. Information about the date and times appear in our weekly newsletter and the calendar.
The Presbyterian Women of East Stroudsburg Presbyterian Church meet once a month at the church. Together they enjoy prayer and fellowship. They bring a lunch and share in Bible study. All women of the church and friends are invited and encouraged to attend.
Koinonia means ‘sharing together.’ ESPC has always recognized the spiritual value of offering small group opportunities that provide a close-knit atmosphere where seekers not only study God’s word, but also share a Christian walk and pray for one another. The long standing K (Koinania)- group gathers the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from September to May for Bible study and prayer in a group member’s home. The group has recently studied spiritual gifts and evangelism.