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.

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ADVENT CONSPIRACY: Resisting the Cultural Christmas Narrative

Please join Pastor Adam on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm starting December 5th in Room 22

About ten years ago, a small group of pastors began to dream of a different kind of tomorrow. They dreamed of a different approach to the Christmas season for their churches and communities. As a result, a radically different approach to Christmas was born. As it is described on their website, “Advent Conspiracy is a global movement of people and churches resisting the cultural Christmas narrative of consumption by choosing a revolutionary Christmas through Worshiping Fully, Spending Less, Giving More, and Loving All.”

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“Eat This Book” by Eugene Peterson

Led by Cathy Smith and Nancy Hummer Beginning Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 9:45 in Room 22

Eugene Peterson, author of “The Message”, a contemporary Bible translation, is convinced that the way we read the Bible is as important as that we read it, and that Spirit-sourced writing requires a distinctively spiritual kind of reading. Join us as we learn how to experience “spiritual reading that enters our souls as food enters our stomachs and becomes holiness and love and wisdom.”



Led by Larry Greenslit and Bob Porter, beginning on September 16

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 beginning September 10th.

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.

The cost of the book is $11.00. Please contact Sara Porter by August 20th so books can be ordered. She can be reached at 703-670-8737 or

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by Judy Yates Siker

The Bible Buddies study group meets at the church on Monday nights from 7:00-9:00 pm in Room 22 beginning September 10th. This study will run for about nine weeks (with possible holiday exclusions). This study begins with the four gospels, then looks at Paul's writings and the book of Hebrews, as well as some writings not chosen for the Bible, to see who people thought Jesus was. The study will conclude with a look at Jewish and Muslim literature, as well as contemporary writings.

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The cost of the book is $9.00. Please contact Sara Porter by August 20th so books can be ordered. She can be reached at 703-670-8737 or

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