Adult Education

Here at CPC we celebrate that we are on a lifelong faith journey where we are always growing and changing. God calls us to learn new things and to teach the things we know well, so we respond to this call by offering Adult Education classes and programs. Some classes run for several months while some programs are once a year. For more information about upcoming Adult Education programs at CPC, check out our Bulletins and Facebook page!


We in the Adult Education Committee have been spending part of our Zoom time putting together a great program for the upcoming school year.  As you should all know by now, there will only be one worship service each Sunday and so we have scheduled programs for the hour after worship (10:45 to 11:45) to make it as accessible as possible to all of you.  All sessions will be given in person (with appropriate social distancing) AND by Zoom, so you can pick your preferred method.  The church has acquired additional conferencing equipment so that the sessions will be fully interactive.  Please note that the following dates (especially the later ones) and subject to change, so be sure to check out the church website for the most up-to-date information.  Also, the website will have the links to any reading materials for the classes.  Finally, we invite everyone to give us your suggestions, comments and criticisms, so we can make this year the best we can.  Thank you.

CE-A Committee

Geoff Silver, chair
Kathy Florence, secretary
Kelly Bufton
Cyndi Frost
Ann Hamman
Gregg Morton
Susan Tindall, staff 

Amos Group Presents: Anti-Racism Study and Discussion

Sunday, September 20 from 10:45-11:45 am

"Why Is It So Difficult to Talk About Racism; Racism 101"

Kris Veenbaas, Leader

Why Is It So Difficult to Talk About Racism:

Explore and discuss the reasons behind our reluctance to engage in fruitful dialogue about race and racism. Provide opportunities to dispel common misconceptions about racism and our responsibilities as Christians.

Racism 101:

Participants will expand and build upon their understand of race and racism by defining the various facets of these terms.

(links coming soon)

Click here for a full course description


Click here to watch a video for the session


Click here for lesson materials

See the Thursday Blast for the meeting zoom link or email the office at

2020-21 Adult Ed Course Schedule (downloadable brochure)

Amos Group Presents: Anti-Racism Study and Discussion 

(downloadable brochure) 

Presbyterian Women Bible Study Circles

Horizen's Bible Study: "Into the Light: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament"

THE NEW 2020-21 PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN’S STUDY GUIDE, "Into the Light: Finding Hope Through Prayers of Lament", is now available to order. Into the Light uses scripture to show how bringing our laments to God heals us and deepens our faith. We will surely have lively discussions in our Circles this coming year. If you have not yet ordered your study guide let your Circle leader know, and you may then mail payment of $12.00 to our treasurer, Donna G. Adding extra as a PW donation would be very much appreciated; just indicate that on your check.

And if you have been thinking of joining a Circle, this is a perfect time to do so.


Three Circles are available: one in the morning, one in the afternoon, and one at night. Call Linda Cirillo to get started and to order your copy of "Into the Light"!

The Present Word

(Currently not meeting due to Covid 19)

How does faith mix with our daily life?  How does scripture influence this interplay?  This small group setting meets for one hour on Join Walt King on Sunday mornings starting at 9:00 a.m., from September through May.  All are welcome. For more information, contact Pastor Beth Freese Dammers

2019 Session "Responding to God's Grace" will begin Sunday, October 6, 9-10 am. All are welcome to join for conversation and fellowship.

2020-21 Resources From Previous Adult Ed Classes

Sunday, September 20, 2020

"Dialogue on Faith and Racism"

The Rev. Dr. Barbara Wilson from the Chicago Presbytery (bio here)

Participants will begin to consider the ways in which our Christian faith as Presbyterians informs our understanding of our Calling as the Church in relationship to systemic racism


Click here to watch a video for the session


Click here for lesson materials


Men's Breakfast Fellowship and Discussion

(Currently not meeting due to Covid 19)

The Men’s Breakfast Fellowship

The Men’s Discussion Group is held in the Parlor every Tuesday at 7:00-8 a.m.  All men from the church are invited to a “Bring Your Own Coffee” setting for discussion and fellowship.  Currently, they are studying Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don't Belong To by Lillian Daniel.

Contact Bob Parsons or the office at

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Clarendon Hills, IL 60514 

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