Lenten Study 2019

The Adult Education Committee is proud to sponsor St. Paul's 2019 Study Classes.

You may sign up for class only OR class + catered meal.

Dinner is served at 6:15 p.m.; classes begin at 7:00 p.m.

All class materials and books are included at no extra charge. 


Thank you for your interest! Online registration is now closed.


A limited number of seats remain in the class "Listen: Praying in a Noisy World" - to inquire about openings, contact Meg Baker, Director of Christian Education (mbaker@stpaulsk.org, 301-933-7933 ext. 104),  or visit the sign-up table in the Narthex by Sunday, March 10. All other classes are full. Please see more detail about classes in the descriptions below!

  • Listen: Praying in a Noisy World

    PLEASE NOTE: A limited number of seats are available. To inquire about openings, contact Meg Baker (mbaker@stpaulsk.org, 301-933-7933 x104) or visit the sign-up table in the Narthex by Sunday, March 10.


    6 weeks, Tuesdays (March 12 – April 16), 7:00-8:30 p.m.  

    Cost of class: $12

    Cost of class with 6 catered dinners: $72


    We live in a world of noise. Everywhere we go, we hear sounds that compete for our minds and hearts. Listening to God requires a deliberate choice to shut out the chaos around us and focus our thoughts. This 40-day experience was created by former United Methodist Bishop Reuben Job to offer help to those new to prayer, those with a daily prayer routine and those whose lives seem too busy to pray. The six sessions helps build and deepen prayer practice. As we learn to listen, we find a new depth and fulfillment in our relationship with God and a new experience of God as guide and companion in our lives.


    Led by Meg Baker.  Meg Baker is a long-time member of St. Paul's who has served the church in a variety of capacities, from managing the Hunger Ministry and composing music for worship to serving in her current role as Director of Christian Education. She is passionate about faith formation across generations and in all areas of our lives. Mrs. Baker earned an MA degree from Wesley Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing her doctorate from the Institute for Worship Studies. 

  • #YesAllWomen – Women of the Torah

    PLEASE NOTE: This class is now full. Please consider one of our other courses or, to inquire about a wait list, contact Meg Baker (mbaker@stpaulsk.org, 301-933-7933 x104).


    6 weeks, Tuesdays (March 12 – April 16), 7:00-8:30 p.m.  

    Cost of class: $12

    Cost of class with 6 catered dinners: $72


    This class will cover everyone from the great matriarchs of Genesis to the unnamed slave-women of Exodus and the “stubborn and rebellious” daughters of Deuteronomy. Join Pastor Kate as we take a deep dive into the lives of Biblical women through the ancient practice of midrash, investigating the texts of the Torah to “read between the lines” and enter the world of the women who shape our faith.


    Led by Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton. Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton is a Marylander born in Calvert County and raised in Frederick. She joined the St. Paul’s family in July 2018 after serving previously as a chaplain at Saint Elizabeth's Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC. She holds MDiv (2017) and MA (2013) degrees from Wesley Theological Seminary and is a certified Mental Health First Aid practitioner. Pastor Kate is passionate about ministry with those experiencing mental illness, social justice advocacy, pastoral counseling, and local and international missions. 


  • Lent: Rich in Scripture, Abundant in Art

    PLEASE NOTE: This class is now full. Please consider one of our other courses or, to inquire about a wait list, contact Meg Baker (mbaker@stpaulsk.org, 301-933-7933 x104).


    6 weeks, Tuesdays (March 12 – April 16), 7:00-8:30 p.m.  

    Cost of class: $12

    Cost of class with 6 catered dinners: $72


    From the early Middle Ages, artists have given visual form to Biblical stories. Join us as we ponder Lenten theology and examine art works, from the temptation of Christ in the Wilderness through the Crucifixion, to guide us in this contemplative period. 


    Led by Rev. Dr. Adam B. Snell and Grace Graham

    --Rev. Adam Snell has degrees from Virginia Tech and Wesley Theological Seminary, and came to St. Paul's in 2007. He has a fervent desire to hear and learn what God has to say in the pages of the Bible. There is good news to be found through faith in Jesus Christ, and he loves sharing it with those that he meets along the journey. 

    -- Grace Graham is a member of St. Paul's UMC. She is an Adjunct Professor at Montgomery College and has taught Art History and Photography for 17 years.

  • The Book of Acts

    PLEASE NOTE: This class is now full. Please consider one of the other courses, or to inquire about a wait list, contact Meg Baker (mbaker@stpaulsk.org, 301-933-7933 x104).


    6 weeks, Tuesdays (March 12 – April 16), 7:00-8:30 p.m.  

    Cost of class: $12

    Cost of class with 6 catered dinners: $72


    From a ministry to the Jewish people to a religion that has swept the world, from a small group of fearful disciples to a confident population of millions, the story of Christianity is a story of transition. There is no better place to find the earliest steps in this transition than in the Book of Acts. We will take a six-week journey through the pages of this book to find stories of pain and persecution to stories of joy and hope, stories of conflict to stories of resolution. There are few places in the Bible where the action is so intense and the rewards so obvious. Come share your thoughts on this book with us.


    Led by Dr. Bob Nordstrom. Dr. Nordstrom is Branch Chief, Image Guided Interventions, Cancer Imaging Program at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. A student of The Bible for many years, Bob has taught a variety of courses at St. Paul’s, including the Gospel of Mark, The Revelation to John, The Sermon on the Mount & The Sermon on the Plain, and Jesus: From Prophecy to Praise.