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 Pathways to Discipleship

April brings a variety of classes: 

April 7 – “A Faithful Lens on A.I.”  – What questions about Artificial Intelligence should we be asking as a faith community? Join us for a discussion on these questions led by Mark Caldwell.

 

April 14 – “Climate change: The popular discussion vs. the scientific perspective” - A climate scientist focuses on the science of climate change and what progress is being made in addressing it. Led by Dr. Jack Scheff, Assistant Professor in Geography and Earth Sciences at UNC Charlotte.

April 21 – “Getting to Know Brian McLaren” – Learn more about Brian McLaren, 2024 Willard Lecturer.  Led by Rev. Pen Peery

 

April 28 – “Faith and Our Ecological Crisis” - Author, theologian, and Willard Lecturer Brian McLaren will share his view that loving our neighbors and ourselves means treating the earth in a way that reverses the damage being done against the whole web of life. Led by Brian McLaren

May 5 - "50 Days, 7 Deacons, 1 Martyr” - Rev. Robert Galloway will explore how the spirit moved in the early church.

May 12 - Outreach Volunteer Appreciation Sunday School – Global and Local Update - Learn about and celebrate the ways First Presbyterian has participated in God’s work in Charlotte and around the world.

Apr7

APRIL 7 – “A Faithful Lens on A.I.”

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Will AI Write the Sermon? - UMC Discipleship Ministries

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A Faithful Lens on A.I. - led by Mark Caldwell - recording of class

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How Should I Be Using AI Right Now? (1:15:00) - Podcast with Ezra Klein

Will AI Break the Internet?  Or Save it?  (1:25:00) Podcast with Ezra Klein

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APRIL 14 – “Climate change: The popular discussion vs. the scientific perspective”

Apr14

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  • Climate change: The popular discussion vs. the scientific perspective POWERPOINT

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  • Walk/bicycle, take public transportation, carpool, drive more efficiently, and avoid air travel.

  • Eat a (more) plant-based diet or grow your own food.

  • Plant a tree or help restore a wetland.

  • Reduce your energy use: replace your lightbulbs with

  • LEDs, add insulation, air dry clothes or do an energy

  • audit.

  • Reduce waste: recycle, compost, and buy less.

  • Purchase renewable energy or carbon offsets.

  • Use your voice! Advocate for strong climate action on

  • local, national, and international levels. 

Apr21

APRIL 21 – “Getting to Know Brian McLaren”

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Getting to Know Brian McLaren  led by Pen Pery recording of class

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Apr28

APRIL 28 – “Faith and Our Ecological Crisis”

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Faith and Our Ecological Crisis - Brian McLaren recording of class

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MAY 5 – 50 Days, 7 Deacons, 1 Martyr

May 5

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50 Days, 7 Deacons, 1 Martyr - How the spirit moved in the early church - Robert Galloway recording of class

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MAY 12 – Missions at FPC – Global and Local update

MAY 12

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 u recording of class

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