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Discipleship Programs and Classes

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Sundays (see dates below), 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Soulé Hall (Bldg 500)
The class series Christian Life will explore how our Christian faith is the basis and foundation of how we live out our lives. Topics for learning and discussion include:
Life in the Spirit—What is the Holy Spirit doing in our 21st Century lives? September 17– October 22
This I Believe: Creeds and Confessions—What do the statements of the doctrines of the Christian faith tell us about the basis of our beliefs? How can we apply these teachings to our lives? October 29 & November 12 & 19 & May 20
Life in Community: Building Healthy Relationships—What does it mean to be a Christian in community? January 7– February 4
Christian Virtue—What qualities of character shape our lives as Christians? February 11– March 11
Vocation—How does our Christian faith inform what type of work we do and how we apply Christian values in diverse, secular workplaces? April 15–May 13
Free child care is available by reservation only 7 days prior to the start of each set of classes. To register for a class and/or reserve child care, select the title of each class.


What Is Going On With US Immigration?

Sunday, May 27, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Soulé Hall

Join Brian Best, BorderLinks Executive Director, for an update on US immigration policy and what Borderlinks is experiencing as they work with immigrants in Tucson, AZ. All ages are invited to join.

This summer's CARAVAN mission and service youth participants will be working with BorderLinks.

BorderLinks was founded 30 years ago as the educational arm of the US Sanctuary Movement. Each year, over 50 groups made up of over 600 individuals participate in BorderLinks programs, learning about the realities of migration from directly-affected people and their allies.

For more information, contact , Director of Youth Ministry.


Last Things We Talk About

Saturday, June 30, 9 am–noon, Fellowship Hall
Taught by Rev. Dr. Libby Boatwright

This class will equip participants to:

  • Begin the conversation with their loved ones about their wishes and bequests
  • Learn about and complete an advance directive
  • Learn the pros and cons of the Physician Aid in Dying Act
  • Develop a roadmap for things to be done at time of death
  • Begin a financial and practical inventory
  • Establish principles for creation of a will or trust, including leaving a legacy through bequests
  • Understand what the Bible says about heaven and outline a memorial service
  • Organize important information, papers, codes, and resource numbers for heirs

Rev. Dr. Libby Boatwright is a CFP® (certified financial planner) with more than 30 years of experience, including 15 years teaching this class. She currently serves as chaplain for Oncology Outpatient Palliative Medicine at Stanford Health Care and as a parish associate at SVPC.

A light breakfast will be provided.


Other Classes

Safe Church Training

The Safe Church Training classes are part of SVPC's program to ensure a safe environment where children, youth, and adults can grow in their relationship with God. This 90 minute class includes viewing of two half hour videos titled, “Safeguarding God’s Children.” Child care and snacks are provided. Pre-registration is helpful but not necessary