Winter 2021 Adult Education Classes

Tuesday Bible Study

Resumes Tuesday, January 12 — self study via email or online group via Zoom
Led by Pastor Marshall Zieman

You are invited to join our Tuesday Bible Scholars this fall as we study God’s Word together.  After studying the book of Acts since the beginning of 2020, we will now just turn the page and begin a study of the book of Romans!

You may join the study in two different ways.

  • You may receive the study questions each week, as we have been doing since our COVID measures began.  Just find the study on our website each Tuesday.  This way you may be part of the study as your weekly schedule permits.
  • The study will also be offered via Zoom.  You may join the group from your computer from 1-2 p.m. each Tuesday.  When you register for this class, we will register you to receive the Zoom invite, too. This way, you can study together with the class as Marshall leads the study.   We will be able to see each other online and stay connected, centering around God’s Word.

New members are always welcome! Just email Marshall to be added to the Zoom invite/email list.

Just joining and need to get caught up?  Here’s what you’ve missed so far . . .

Bring Your Own Bible

Resumes January 8 – Fridays at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom
Led by Pastor Christine Dempsey
New members are always welcome!

Have you ever thought that you would get so much more out of the sermon if you studied the scripture in advance?  If so, here is your chance!  Pastor Christine is offering a class over Sunday’s scripture on Friday evenings at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.  This is a drop-in class, so you are welcome to pop in and out as your schedule allows. All you need is a Bible. Join us!

Check your email from church for the meeting ID and passcode.

Time to ListenPerspectives on Race

Every Sunday during January (Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31)
10 a.m. on Zoom

As a follow-up to the “Courageous Conversations About Race” class in the fall, the participants invite all PCOC members to join them for a special January series. We will welcome and thoughtfully listen to guests from our Omaha community. Together we can grow in understanding and expand our own perspectives.

Their insights, information, and stories will be shared on Sunday mornings in January at 10 a.m. on Zoom. Each Sunday offering will be unique in scope and format, so join us each week by using the following Zoom link.

Zoom meeting website:
Check your email from church for the meeting ID and passcode.

January 3 – Charles Wilson
An Interview with our mission partner:
Insights from Omaha Street School, Director of Care

January 10 – Preston Love, Jr.
 “Community Engagement” director of Black Votes Matter Institute and Please complete this background reading before the session.

January 17 – Camille Metoyer Moten
An interview with an actor, singer, and member of diversity boards in Omaha

January 24 – Carmen Tapio
Perspective Storytelling Q & A with Carmen Tapio

January 31 – Dr. Franklin Thompson
“Teaching Toward Multicultural Gaps:
An Investigation of What’s Missing” 60-minute presentation followed by Q&A session

Evolution and Your Faith

Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom
January 21 – February 25
Led by Earlene Uhrig

Earlene Uhrig will lead a new class that includes a short lecture, some video clips, and breakout room discussions. Participants will gain a better understanding of the process of evolution, the theory of evolution, and how this relates to your personal thoughts on this process.  The group will explore the differences of beliefs along a Creation/Evolution Continuum, from the natural world of evolution to the supernatural realm of faith. As a believer, you can work through the interconnectedness that is the “best fit” for your faith as you progress through this class.  We will incorporate the evolution of viruses (nonliving) as well as the evolution of living bacteria, plants, and animals. Call the church or use the form below to sign up online.