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Our Upcoming Book Study: The First Christmas

We are pleased to offer an evening book study on The First Christmas by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan. The sessions will be led by long-time FPC friend, George Jura. The study will meet every other Tuesday at 7pm, October 20-December 29. For more information on this class, please CLICK HERE to check out the website George developed for this course.

To join us for class please contact us for the Zoom link.

September Education Series: "Letter from a Birmingham City Jail"

MLK Jr. in the Birmingham City Jail.
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In September we offered a series on Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham City Jail." The materials from this study are still available through the links below.

One of the reasons we are studying this letter is because it is under consideration for being To read an article about the PCUSA Book of Confessions, CLICK HERE.

Video #1 features Marcia McDermid offering a brief overview of the Letter. To watch the video CLICK HERE. To download a copy of the full text of the Letter from a Birmingham City Jail, CLICK HERE.

Video #2 features Rev. Lisa Hermann discussing the historical context of the Letter from a Birmingham City Jail. To watch the video CLICK HERE. In this video she shares the story of First Presbyterian Birmingham and Rev. Edward Ramage, who was one of the white clergy to whom Dr. King is responding in his letter. To read a reflection on these events from the perspective of Rev. Ramage's daughter Katherine, CLICK HERE.

Video #3 continues with Rev. Lisa Hermann discussing the historical context of the Letter from a Birmingham City Jail. To watch the video CLICK HERE. In this video she shares a timeline of events that lead up to the point where this exchange of letters between the white clergymen and Dr. King took place. For a timeline that Rev. Hermann put together and references in this video, CLICK HERE.

You are also invited to explore education opportunities on your own. Here are some ideas:

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