Adult Programs

Cherry Hill offers a variety of programs for adults.

                                        SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY                                                                                                   11:45 am – Chapel Parlor                                                                                                           The Hard Sayings of Jesus

Have you ever wondered why Jesus said some of the things he did?  Like, “if someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn your left cheek to him also.” or, “If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw it away, for it is better to lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell.” (Matthew 5:29) Or, my personal favorite, “if anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” (Mark 8:34).  For centuries the things Jesus said, and asked of his disciples, has challenged and perplexed untold generations of Christians. In an attempt to shed light and understand these “hard sayings,” the biblical scholar  F.F. Bruce has written a book  entitled appropriately enough “The Hard Sayings of Jesus.” F.F. Bruce was Rylands Professor of biblical criticism and exegesis at the University of Manchester in England, and is the author of numerous books and commentaries. A member of the class has made available at no cost six copies of “The Hard Sayings” in a first come first served basis, or you may order your own on Amazon. Class will begin on September 16 and conclude on December 23rd. If you have ever wondered about some of the things Jesus said, his seemingly harsh sounding demands, you are invited to join us in Chapel Parlor from 11:45-12:30 on Sunday mornings.

                                                   MONDAY NIGHT STUDY GROUP                                                                                                      7:00 p.m. – Chapel Parlor                                                                                                 ADVENT STUDY – December 3, 10, 17                                                            The Prophets and Prophecies Foretelling the Coming the Messiah                The season of Advent is not only a time of preparation for Christmas, it is a time to consider God’s long-term plans and how God has promised that God will intervene in the lives of God’s people, and the world itself, on the coming day of the Lord. Our Advent study this year takes a look at the Old Testament prophecies of our Lord’s Advent and shows how these words were fulfilled not only in the coming of Christ over 2,000 years ago, but how they also point ahead to the return of Christ in his Second Coming. The class will meet at 7:00 pm on Monday, December 3, 10, and 17 in Chapel Parlor. All are welcome.


                                             PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN 

There are two women’s bible study circles, Pikeville Circle – which meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at Henry Ford Village and also Peace Circle – which meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Both circles are using the Presbyterian Women Horizons study for 2018-2019: God’s Promise: I Am With You. This year’s study takes participants on a journey through scripture to consider circumstances in which God articulated God’s promise of presence. This study does not delve deeply into manifestations of God’s presence – the tabernacle, the ark of the covenant, manna, the Temple, pillars of cloud and fire – but rather on God’s actual articulation of God’s promise. We will see anew that God offered these words of profound comfort and commitment to individuals and communities from the time of the patriarchs to that of the prophets; from the judges to the kings; before, during, and after the exile; into the New Testament and beyond, to the end of the age.

Janet Reickel is the moderator of the Peace Circle (Tuesday evenings) and Elaine Filiak  moderates the Pikeville Circle (Wednesday mornings).  Please contact them for more information.