Adult Christian education at FUPCDC seeks to find ways in which both church members and our community can draw closer to God and each other through Bible study, Sunday school, lectures, small groups and retreats. As we interact in a community of caring, we continue to grow as a family of faith.


NOOMA is a series of short films produced by Flannel promoting spiritual reflections on individual life experiences. The name NOOMA comes from a phonetic spelling of the Greek word πνευμα (pneuma), meaning "wind", "spirit", or "breath".

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How much time and energy do we spend wishing things were how they used to be? We often think about times in our past when things were different and want our lives to be like that again. Some of us have even come to believe that our best days may actually be behind us. But if we're in some way hung up on the past, what does that mean for our lives now? How are we and those around us affected if we're not fully present? If we're longing for the way things used to be, what does that really say about our understanding and appreciation of our lives today? Maybe we need to learn to embrace our past for what it is, in order to live our lives to the fullest, right here, right now.

Weekly on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. in Room 7

Join Cathy Smith and Nancy Hummer to spiritually read the sermon (lectionary) scripture for that day. All are welcome whether you have already attended the 8:30 a.m. service or plan to attend the 11:00 a.m. service. Although this small group originated with the “Eat This Book” Sunday School class members, all are welcome. We will show you how to read spiritually and will also take time to pray together as prayer requests arise. We look forward to seeing you.



Led by Larry Greenslit
and Bob Porter

The man we know as “Luke” was apparently a fabulous multi-tasker – besides being a doctor of medicine, he was a prolific writer (his two books, Luke and Acts, take up over 27% of the New Testament), and an evangelist who accompanied Paul on missionary journeys but was not afraid to disagree with him (or, to put it more gently, “offer a different perspective”) – who knows what else he did?

Please join us at 9:45 a.m. in the Triple Room as we journey with Jesus and examine the unique perspective that Luke offers into our Savior’s birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection.

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"God's Promise: I Am With You Always"
by Amy Poling Sutherlun

The group meets at church on the second Monday of the month from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 22

The 2018-2019 study uses various scriptures to look at God's promises and the many ways that God is with us. The group will use a variety of Bible translations to look at the scriptures together and find God's messages for each of us. For more information contact Sara Porter at 03-670-8737 or

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by Adam Hamilton

The Bible Buddies study group meets at the church on Monday nights from 7:00-9:00 pm in Room 22. This study will run until March 18th. For more information contact Betty Matthews at 703-791-4829.

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All are welcome at both studies, even if you can't make every session. We work collaboratively as we enjoy searching God's word.