Here at Southport Presbyterian Church, we offer a variety of educational and spiritual opportunities:
Adult Bible Study:
Adult Bible Class: 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings, before church. This class explores the day’s sermon in a small group format. It is led by Bob & Bobbie D’Reaux, members of Southport Presbyterian Church.
“DISCIPLE: A Year through the Bible”: Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 p.m. Led by Pastor Ann Jahnes and Jim Kessel. This class will read through the Old and New Testaments. The small group approach helps you gain biblical understanding and confidence in your daily walk with Christ. Contact the Church Office for more information: 457-6811.
Men’s Roundtable, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Wednesdays. We gather for study and conversation with one another in our faith journeys. We are currently studying the book, Mere Christianity, CS Lewis. Contact Bob Jahnes: 470-3260.
Forum Class on World Religions: “Understanding Islam”, 9:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings, before church, from January 6 – February 10. This class explores: Myths & Facts about Islam, The Qur’an, Part 1 & 2, History of the Middle East, and Terrorism. It is led by Kate de Barros, historian and teacher, member of Southport Presbyterian Church.
Forum Class: “The Greatest Stories Never Told: A Study of Christian Martyrs in the 20th & 21st Century”, meeting 9:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings, before church, from February 24 – March 31.. The class explores: African Martyrs, Martyrs in the Middle East, Martyrs & the Church in China and the Far East, Christianity in the Era of Nazi Germany, Martyrs in Soviet Union & Christian Church in Russia today, and Martyrs in 2017-2019 & The Future. It is led by John Ferraro, historian and teacher, member of Southport Presbyterian Church.
Forum Class – “Meditation & Prayer for Medical Issues: Surgery and Pain Management”, meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings before church from May 5 to May 26. This class explores: Meditation practices to reduce stress for pre and post-surgery, suggestions for preparing for surgery, and scientific findings which support the power of mindful meditation. We will practice meditations, positive affirmations and calming prayers for stress and pain management. It is led by Kate de Barros, Carol Snyder and Pastor Ann Jahnes.
Forum Class – “Why Palestine Matters”, meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings before church from September 8 to October 6. This class studies the Presbyterian sponsored course examining the issues in Israel today. A short history of the Middle East will accompany the study of the book. It is led by Dorothy Gelb (who has visited the Holy Land) and Kate de Barros, historian and member of Southport Presbyterian Church.
Forum Class – “Presbyterian History”, led by Pastor Ann Jahnes, meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings before church from October 13 to November 17. This class explores, through short videos and discussion, the history of the Presbyterian religion. It is suitable for everyone, including new members, confirmation students and incoming officers.
Forum Class –“Because of Bethlehem”, by Max Lucado, meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings before church from November 24 to December 15. This four session video Bible study covers: “God Has a Face, Worship Works Wonders, God Guides the Wise, and Every Heart a Manger.” Max Lucado says, “Jesus’ birth gives us the promise that God is always near us, always for us, and always within us.” Class led discussion will follow each video.