The Forum Classes meet on Sundays in the Library from 9:45am-10:45am from September through June.

The 2017-2018 schedule will be announced once it is scheduled.

See below for out topics and speakers from the 2016-2017 program year.


“Stand firm in our faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” (1 Corinthians 16: 13-14)

MonthDateTopic
September (2016)September 11The Year Ahead at PPC (in Fellowship Hall), Pastor Kendra Grams
September 18Seven Streams of Congregational Music, Tom Andrew, Director of Music and Organist
September 25HONEST HOPE: Considerations and Compassions in End of Life Care, The Rev. Dottie LaPenta and Dr. Michael LaPenta
October (2016)October 2"Clinical and Spiritual Alliance at Stanford University Hospital" from Hannah and Denis von Kaeppler's point of view.
October 9Reflections on a Journey Through Life and Faith, Bob Mecklenberg, PPC Member
October 16Muslim/Christian Relations, Matt Taylor, Ph.D. Candidate in Theology and Religious Pluralism at Georgetown University
October 23Highlights of the 222nd General Assembly of the PC(U.S.A.), The Rev. JC Cadwallader, Commissioner to the 222nd General Assembly
October 30The Rev. Larissa, Kwong Abazi, Director of Church Relations at Prince Theological Seminary
November (2016)November 6Poverty-Challenges & Solutions, Mark Bergel, Founder & Executive Director of A Wider Circle
November 13Project SHINE Update, Pastor Kendra Grams & Project SHINE Volunteers
November 20Interim Pastor
November 27No Forum Class - Thanksgiving
December (2016)No Forum Classes in December
January (2017)January 8"The Future of Work: What Happens When Machines Take Half the Jobs?" Rob Wescott
January 15"What Do Shepherds and Mayors Have In Common?", PPC member and Mayor of Rockville City, Maryland, Bridget Newton
January 22 & 29Calvinism and Politics: What Reformed Christians Believe about Civil Government, Professor David Little , Georgetown University
(click here for class outline)
February (2017)February 5- Practicing Patience in a Conflicted Time, Reverend Michael Koppel, Howard Chandler Robbins Professor of Pastoral Theology and Congregational Care, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.
February 12Bob Stow, A Father’s Faith and Discipline in Living a Christian Life
February 19, 26"Peter and Paul: Vicar of Christ and Defender of Gospel," Professor John Yieh of Virginia Theological Seminary,
March (2017)March 5Pastor Kendra & Project SHINE Volunteers
March 12, 19, 26Bruce Douglass, Director of the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington
April (2017)April 2Hands Around the Nile, Jennifer Cate
April 9DC Young Adult Volunteer program, Current DC Young Adult Volunteers
April 16No Forum Class - Easter
April 23 & 30The Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana