Education - Adults

“I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.” - Jesus in John 15:5



Contact Gina Dawson, Minister of Adult Discipleship

301-881-1881, ext. 2006

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The Gospel of Matthew

December 15, 2019 to May 2020, 8:45-9:30am Sundays in the Parlor

Join Hunter Prillaman and Phil Dawson as we study the Gospel of Matthew. We go at the group pace, reading and discussing in class with Hunter & Phil providing context to help us understand. Newcomers welcome any time as there are frequent recaps.

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Who Are We? Study

Part 2, “Who are we as United Methodists” begins February 24th. Sign up today!

As the United Methodist Church faces an uncertain future, churches in the Baltimore-Washington Conference are called to explore the heart of their faith with this 18-week interactive Bible study designed to center us in our core identity. Who are we? Who are we as the people of God? Who are we as the people called Methodists shaped by Wesleyan theology? Who are we as the members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference? Who are we becoming as we journey on toward perfection?  …

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Here Now With You: A Study on Compassion

Every other Thursday, 7:00-8:00pm, beginning January 16, 2020

In Here Now With You, Gregg Louis Taylor invites us to pay attention to six ways of experiencing God’s movement of compassion. The book is grounded in real-life experiences and relatable stories, and provides an interactive process for meaningful conversation, reflection, and application. What everyday experiences open the door to compassion’s movement in our lives? How do we recognize and embrace such encounters to cultivate rich expressions of “compassionating” lives and leadership?

We will meet on January 16 & 30, February 13 & 27, and March 12 & 26. To sign up, contact Gina Dawson (

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Jesus: His Life, video study

Sundays, 7:00-8:00pm, February 16 to April 15, 2020

Jesus: His Life explores the story of Jesus Christ through a unique lens: the people in his life who were closest to him. Each of the eight chapters is told from the perspective of different biblical figures, all of whom played a pivotal role in Jesus’ life. Jesus: His Life is a video production of The History Channel, A&E Television Networks, LLC. Each 1-hour session will be facilitated by Susan and Brian Jones. To sign up, contact Gina Dawson (

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Faith & Film: “The Professor and the Madman”

March 6, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm, Rooms 205/206

We continue with two themes we have stumbled upon this past season - many of the movies begin with “The” and many of them involve relationships, random encounters, and the way God works through relationships to transform us (even if the film doesn’t explicitly say this.) Our next film is a 2019 biographical drama film: Professor James Murray (Mel Gibson) begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid 19th century …

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Online Resources

Here are some options for you to study online. If you have a resource you'd like to share with us, please contact Gina Dawson, Director of Christian Education.

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