Ministries

W.E.F. - Wednesday Evening Fellowship

There will not be Wednesday Evening Fellowship on
Wednesday, November 22 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Join us most Wednesday Evenings during the year for a night of good food, time for fellowship,
and interesting and educational programs for adults, youth and children.

Weekly dinner reservations can be made by calling the Church Office, 770-993-6316,
by noting it on the Friendship Register during Sunday worship, or registering online (see below).
Dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. in Alderman Hall.

All reservations must be made no later than noon on the Monday before that Wednesday.
Cost: $7 per adult (16 years and older); $4 per child (ages 3-15); Family maximum $28
* Salad Bar will be available this year.

MEAL PASSES
During the WEF 2017-2018 Season, an Annual Pass and the option of a Fall 2017 pass or a Winter 2018 pass will be available.
Annual passes will be the only pass to offer a discount of $1 per meal.
Your weekly reservation will be automatically made and you can save time through Express Check-in!


Dinner Menu for Wednesday, November 29:
Shrimp and Chicken Sausage Jambalaya, Zucchini and Yellow Squash, Tossed Salad,
French Bread, Cornbread, and Dessert


Upcoming Series - 2017-2018 Program Year

Join us on November 29 and December 6 at 5:45 p.m. for dinner and fellowship. 
There is no regular program for these two nights - dinner only.
Programming will resume on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.


Past Series - 2017-2018 Program Year

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Reformed Theology
Wednesdays, November 8 & 15, 2017

Led by Dr. George W. Stroup, J.B. Green Professor Emeritus of Theology from 1984-2014 at Columbia Theological Seminary

Dr. Stroup is a seventeenth-century Calvinist whose interests are contemporary and constructive theology, including hermeneutics, Christology, and the role of narrative in theology.


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The Colorful Story of the English Bible
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Led by Michael Morgan
Michael will share the history of the English Bible and his rare Bible collection. 

Michael Morgan, a native of Pine Mountain, Ga, is retired from nearly 40 years of service as organist at Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta and continues to serve as the Seminary Musician at Columbia Theological Seminary. He holds degrees from Florida State University and Atlanta University, and did postgraduate work at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. He holds the highest certification of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians and has served as dean of the Atlanta Chapter, American Guild of Organists.

“In his presentation and his interaction with the audience, Mike’s deep love of rare books, especially the Bible, shines through,” Dotterweich said. “He invites us to look with him into this unique window on the past.”


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Cantate Coeli
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Cantate Coeli, one of RPC's adult choirs, performs a selection of choral music. Cantate Coeli, Latin for "Voices of Heaven," is a small auditioned ensemble. The group specializes in singing chamber music from Renaissance to Twenty First Century. Cantate Coeli is dedicated to bringing the finest of choral literature to worship.


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Hidden Figures
Wednesdays, October 11 & 18, 2017

Led by Rev. Emily Wright, Senior Associate Pastor
Two-week series - one week will focus on hidden figures in the Old Testament and one week on hidden figures in the New Testament. These are the figures that most Bible readers do not remember but have played significant roles in biblical characters' lives.


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The Parables: Truth Hidden in Plain Sight
Wednesdays, August 30 to September 27, 2017

Led by Rev. Jeff Meyers, RPC's new Senior Pastor


Summer Celebration and Reflection
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

RPC students and adults will reflect on mission experiences and share where they saw God at work this past summer.


Past Series - 2016-2017 Program Year

Then and Now
Wednesdays, April 19 & 26, 2017

April 19 - Then And Now: Our Neighbors - Career-bound Students and Neighborhood Action Mentors featuring Jeff Busch, Isaac Ndakpawa with Mike Bangs

April 26 - Then and Now: Our Neighbors - Roswell's Story of Community Development featuring Maggie DeCan, Executive Director of CDA and Gail Bohannon, President of Groveway Community Group


Taking Root
Reflections on Emerging Faith and The Mustard Seed Project
Wednesday, March 29

Led by Rev. Zac Morton, RPC's Associate Pastor for New Church Development


Who Does God See? 
Reflections on Lent
Wednesday, March 22

Led by Rev. Jeff J. Meyers, RPC's new Senior Pastor


The Stations of the Cross
Wednesdays, March 8 and 15

A two-part series on The Stations of the Cross:
March 8: Father Joel Konzen, Principal of the Marist School
March 15: Dr. Bill Nisbet, Assistant Pastor, Congregational Care at RPC


Interfaith Dialogue
Wednesdays, February 8 - 22

A three-part series on Interfaith Dialogue featuring Bassem Fakhoury, Dr. John Azumah, and Rabbi Lauren Cohn.


Confirmation 101 & 201
Wednesdays, January 25 & February 1

An overview of what we teach our confirmands led by Rev. Emily Wright, Senior Assoicate Pastor


Holy Acrimony
Wednesday, January 18

A Talk About Marriage and Children led by Dr. Mark Brewer, RPC's Interim Senior Pastor


Family Board Games
Wednesday, January 11

A Talk About Family Systems led by Dr. Mark Brewer, RPC's Interim Senior Pastor


Bookends: The Study of Genesis & Revelation
Wednesdays, November 30 and December 7

Two-week series led by Dr. Mark Brewer, RPC's Interim Senior Pastor


Guatemala Update
Wednesday, November 16

Please join us for a celebration of the RPC involvement in Guatemala. Hear the history of RPC's efforts and learn about current projects as we seek to become more involved in the community and demonstrate the love of Christ in this beautiful mountain area.

Adults and Youth Mission travelers and Scholarship sponsors will discuss the programs, and their involvement, and impacts on lives at RPC and in Guatemala.


A Conversation with a Vietnam War Veteran
Wednesday, November 9

Jeff Heal, a Vietnam War Veteran, will be having a conversation with Dr. Bill Nisbet about his experience in Vietnam. Veterans that are present will be recognized.


Fellowship with our Faith Family
Wednesday, November 2

An Intergenerational Bible Study - The middle school small groups will join the adults in Alderman Hall for an interactive Bible study on the topic: What does the church mean to you? We will explore the basics of church as laid out in Acts 2.
 


The Music Ministry of Roswell Presbyterian Church presents  Go Bellistic - Carillon Concert featuring RPCs The Carillons
Wednesday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Alderman Hall


This free concert is in lieu of our traditional Wednesday Evening Fellowship (WEF) programming.


It's All in the Family
Wednesday, October 12 and 19

Two-week series led by Dr. Mark Brewer, RPC's Interim Senior Pastor


RPC's Annual Community Fall Fest
Wednesday, October 5 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on the grounds of RPC

This is a FREE event!! Everyone is invited.
There will be free food, carnival games, inflatables, and a car show.
Volunteers are needed to assist with setup, cleanup, games, and more.


The Music Ministry of Roswell Presbyterian Church presents Every Time I Feel The Spirit
Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Pre-concert talk at 6:40 p.m. with Dr. Oral Moses on the American Spiritual

A concert of American Spirituals featuring the Georgia Spiritual Ensemble, Shellee Wilson & Paul Campbell Duet, and RPC's Chancel Choir


Living Communion: Journeying Towards a More Experiential Faith
Wednesday, September 21

Led by Rev. Zac Morton, RPC's Associate Pastor for New Church Development with The Mustard Seed Project 

Zac will talk about how The Mustard Seed Project is connecting with people who are looking for a more experiential type of faith. He will also share examples of other church plants in the PC(USA) who are doing similar things.

Focus Scripture: Matthew 25:31-46


Neighborhood Action Update
Wednesday, September 14

Led by Dr. Clara Herrera, Director of Neighborhood Action and Rev. Mary Cox, Associate Pastor for Mission Outreach


The Beatitudes
Wednesdays, August 24 and 31 and September 7

Three-week series led by Dr. Mark Brewer, RPC's Interim Senior Pastor


Past Series - 2015-2016 Program Year

Going the 2nd Mile
Wednesdays, April 13, 20, and 27, 2016

April 13 - Going the 2nd Mile Globally - Led by Rev. Mary Cox
Will provide a brief update on the upcoming Guatemala Mission Trip, June 5-12 and talk about RPC's global mission outreach

April 20 - Going the 2nd Mile Locally
Rev. Mary Cox and our local mission partner panel representatives from The Drake House, HomeStretch, Habitat for Humanity, and others will discuss our community's unique assets and identify community needs.

April 27 - Going the 2nd Mile with Neighborhood Action
Rev. Mary Cox and Dr. Clara Herrera will provide a brief Neighborhood Action Ministry update and interviews with a panel of representatives from the communities we serve.


Gospel & Culture
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Led by Dr. Mark Brewer, RPC's Interim Senior Pastor 
The old adage, 'the fish that's in the water has the water in the fish', describes the Church throughout history. Just where do we imitate, resist, embrace, dropout, or celebrate our culture as Christians in 2016.


My Favorite Class in Seminary
Wednesdays, February 17 to March 16, 2016

Led on a rotating basis by RPC's associate pastors
A five-week series
February 17 - Rev. Lyndsay Lee Slocum, Senior Associate Pastor
February 24 - Rev. Brad Clayton, Associate Pastor, Congregational Care
March 2 - Rev. Emily Wright, Senior Associate Pastor
March 9 - Dr. Bill Nisbet, Assistant Pastor, Congregational Care
March 16 - Rev. Mary Cox, Associate Pastor, Mission Outreach


The Most Famous Songs of All Time
January 13 - February 3, 2016

Led by Dr. Mark Brewer, RPC's new Interim Senior Pastor and Rev. Emily Wright, Senior Associate Pastor
A four-week series looking at Psalms 1, 8, 73, and 139.

Unfortunately, the audio recording for the Wednesday, January 27 WEF presentation did not capture the entire presentation. There is only about 9 minutes of the presentation available.


Hear the Results
January 6, 2016

Led by Dr. Mark Brewer and Emily Perry
Come learn more about Dr. Mark Brewer, RPC's new Interim Senior Pastor, as he and Emily Perry, Chair of the Transition Committee, share the results of the CAT (Congregation Assessment Tool).

To have a thorough and complete understanding of the Vital Signs Summary of the CAT (Congregation Assessment Tool) and to avoid any misinterpretation, please listen to the audio along with reading the PDF of the summary.


Faith in the Dirt - Archaeology and the Bible
November 4 and 18, 2015

Led by Rev. Zac Morton, Associate Pastor for New Church Development

November 4 - Archaeology and the Old Testament
November 18 - Archaeology and the New Testament

What is the relationship between archaeology and the Bible? Does archaeology "prove" the Bible? The field of archaeology has been an incredible tool for helping us reconstruct the history of the Ancient Near East, and has also proved to be an invaluable tool for interpreting the scriptures which emerged from within these ancient cultures. Join us as we explore how archaeological discoveries have influenced the way we read and think about the Bible.


Celebrate Veterans Day
November 11, 2015

Dr. Bill Nisbet, Assistant Pastor, will moderate.

Veterans that are present will be recognized. Rob Kaercher, an RPC member and member of the Georgia National Guard, will talk about the history of the Georgia National Guard with a focus on changing organization and mission since 9/11.

Download a PDF of the Wednesday, November 11 Presentation


Season of Service at WEF
October 28, 2015

On Wednesday, October 28, Emma Stitt, Volunteer Coordinator of The Open Door Community, will be sharing amazing stories of how this city mission is feeding, clothing, and providing shelter for the homeless in Atlanta. Come prepared to help Emma make some sandwiches for Open Door following her presentation.


Season of Service at WEF
October 21, 2015

Hear the most recent updates about student scholarships and growing, healthy partnerships in Guatemala, Kenya, and the Yucatan.

Download a PDF of the Wednesday, October 21 Presentation


Amos & Micah: Prophets of Justice
September 9-30, 2015

Led by Dr. Brennan Breed, Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary

Amos and Micah were two bold prophets who confronted injustices in Israel. They preached against a world of sharp economic disparity, an upper class that profited from the poor, and the religious elite that kept quiet for their own benefit. As we study the ancient context of these prophets, we will look to understand how they continue to speak to us today.

Dr. Breed's research focuses on the reception history of the Bible, which traces the divergent uses and understandings of biblical texts from their ancient contexts of production to the present day. His other interests include Hebrew poetry, biblical theology, textual criticism, ancient and medieval visual art, and philosophy.

Download a PDF of the Presentation Part 1

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Past Series - 2014-2015 Program Year

Meeting My Neighbors:
Building an Understanding

April 22 & 29, 2015

Led by Dr. Clara Herrera, Director of Neighborhood Action

Wednesday, April 22
Let's explore the unique characteristics of our Latino neighbors in Roswell: their burdens, heritage, and dreams.

Wednesday, April 29
Let's learn about our diverse neighbors in Roswell. What everyone brings to the table and how we can build a community together. Ask questions of a panel of diverse neighbors. 

Download a PDF of the Presentation


Big Church Words: Resurrection
April 15, 2015

Led by Andrew Esqueda, Director of High School Ministry

This is the continuation of our series “Big Church Words” (see below for previous presentations from February 4 and 11). The third part of the series is Resurrection. We will examine what the “Resurrection” is: what it meant for Jesus, what it means for us, and its implications for the Church. 

Download a PDF of the Presentation


Time to PLant

A Time to Plant:
Soil, Seeds, & Suwanee

March 18 & 25, 2015

Led by Rev. Zac Morton, Associate Pastor of New Church Development

Over two weeks, we will talk about God's vision for The Mustard Seed Project in Suwanee. We will explore the nature of the community of Suwanee and talk about how we might cultivate the soil in order to engage our target demographic - the "nones" and the "dones". We will also talk about how we will go about planting seeds, how we anticipate it might grow, and what the new church might look like. 

Download a PDF of Part 1

Download a PDF of Part 2


The Passion
March 4 & 11, 2015

The word passion, coming from the Latin passio or Greek paschein, means to suffer. The phrase “The Passion of Christ” has come to represent the final days of Jesus’ life, including his trial and execution. During this three-week series, we will take a look at The Passion through the eyes of the key people involved: the Jews, the Romans, and the Disciples.


Big Church Words
February 4 & 11, 2015

A two-part series under the theological heading of Christology. The first week will be why is theology, more specifically, Christology, important? The incarnation will be our entrance into an understanding of the person of Jesus and the study of Christology. The second week will be post-incarnation, what happens next? The atonement, where we will discuss the theological implications of the cross.


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Making Sense of the Bible
January 7-28, 2015

How can two faithful Christians each claim to have a high view of Scripture and yet each have such different interpretations about how that Scripture applies to real life issues like evolution and creationism; homosexuality; the role of women in the church?

For the four weeks of January, Dr. Lane Alderman and Rev. Emily Wright will lead us through an overview of issues raised in the provocative book, Making Sense of the Bible, authored by Methodist pastor Adam Hamilton.


A History of Christianity in America
November 5-19, 2014

Where we have been in the past is often a compass for where we are headed in the future. During these three weeks, Dr. Alderman will lead us on a journey into the past, discovering the history of Christianity in America. Through it all, the focus will be on our future, seeking to learn what our past says about who we are today and who we will be in the years to come.

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