Pathways Adult Education Hour at First Pres

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The adult education ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton invites member of the community to join them for the education hour, which is held between services from 9:45 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.. Classes are offered for children and adults.

The following classes are offered for adults from October 28  – November 25:

Between Heaven and Mirth:

Why Joy, Humor and Laughter are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life 

Reinhold Niebuhr said “Humor is a prelude to faith, and laughter is the beginning of prayer.” Gods wants us to experience joy, to cultivate a sense of holy humor, and to laugh at life’s absurdities—not to mention at our own humanity. Drawing on scripture, history, and anecdote we will rediscover the importance of humor and laughter in our daily lives and the essential truth that faith leads to joy. 

Native American and Roman Catholic: Drawing the Spirit from Two Streams

Integrating two different cultures is a trying task, even more so when those cultures have often been seen as conflicting.  Many Native American Christians struggle to find wholeness and acceptance from the combination of their ancient traditional beliefs and more recent Christian background.  Micheal John Reszler, a pastoral resource at the Katari Center in Chicago, will share his own wisdom in finding the best of both worlds, and sharing Christianity in a way that we may never have seen before. Micheal writes, “I hope to assist my Native brothers and sisters on their journey of equality and peace.”   To learn more about the Center, visit http://www.katericenterchicago.org

The Source of Miracles: 7 Steps to Transforming Your Life Through the Lord’s Prayer  

In this brilliant book, author Kathleen McGowan reveals the true secret to a joyous and fulfilling life, using the Lord’s Prayer to create real and lasting change in the soul.  During this class, we will explore the seven steps in the process, corresponding to a primary teaching of the Lord’s Prayer.  On November 18, Meg Rift will utilize a relaxed rhythm of commentary, guided meditation, music, imagery and conversation and participants will create an individualized bracelet or prayer chord reflecting the Lord’s Prayer.  Meg is an avocational beading artist, workshop leader and former editor and developer of denominational curriculum for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  There is a $15 fee per participant for beading supplies and registration is required by calling the church office. 

To learn more about the Pathways offerings and our other education opportunities, visit


Worship services are at 8:30 am and 10:45 am on Sundays. The 8:30 service is traditional in style and the 10:45 am service is contemporary.   Child care is provided for children four years old and younger during the services and the education hour.

First Presbyterian is one of the landmark churches in a community with a rich religious heritage. Our Vision is:  Together….We Celebrate, Journey & Serve

  • We celebrate God’s abundant grace and love.

  • We seek to be a dynamic faith community guided by the Holy Spirit, committed to spiritual growth while following Christ’s example and God’s word

  • Respecting our past and recognizing today’s challenges, we move forward with diverse worship, education, mission, and compassionate care for all.

First Presbyterian Wheaton is a member of the Presbyterian Church USA.  The church is located at the Northwest corner of Jefferson and Ellis in Wheaton, Illinois. For more information, call (630) 668-5147 or visit www.firstpreswheaton.org or http://www.facebook.com/firstpreswheaton.




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