At Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, we make every effort to provide our members and our community with interesting, thoughtful, and challenging courses. As we do so, we are always aware that these efforts are intended for more than intellectual fulfillment or personal enjoyment. It is part of the mission of MAPC–to bring people into the transforming presence of Jesus Christ through worship, teaching the Word, Christian nurture, and ministry in and to the world.
Our small groups meet regularly for joint study and fellowship, and all of these groups welcome new participants at any time. Please check the MAPC calendar to confirm meeting dates and times, and to RSVP if required.
Reading Through the Bible with the Pastoral Staff NEW!
Wednesdays at 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Reading the Bible is a basic Christian discipline, but it can be very challenging to approach Scriptures on our own. Join fellow MAPC members on a journey through the Bible, starting this fall with the Book of Genesis. Bring your lunch and come to the 5th Floor of the Church House on Wednesdays at 12:30 pm, where a member of the Pastoral staff will lead a lively and informative discussion.
Men’s Bible Study NEW!
1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
A new men’s Bible study and fellowship group will be meeting on Wednesday evenings starting this fall.
Moms & Newborns NEW!
Wednesdays at 11 am
By the time your newborn is a couple of weeks old, you may already be ready to scream if one more person tells you “this too shall pass!” We in this community of believers, however, have a lot more to offer a new mom than just suggesting patience. Join us for prayer, to share advice with one another, or just to laugh and cry about this wild, new adventure called motherhood. Please bring your infant with you if you wish! You must RSVP at least one hour in advance in order to attend by contacting Ellen Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-288-8920.
Monday Night Women’s Bible Study
2nd and 4th Mondays at 6:30 pm
This lay-led Bible study always welcomes new members, and drop-ins are welcome!
20s/30s Bible Study
2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
This small group for young adults in our congregation is a great place for study and fellowship. This fall, we will read through some interesting and sometimes shocking stories in the Book of Judges. A simple pizza and wine dinner is available for $5. Please check the calendar below to confirm meeting dates, and RSVP at least one day in advance by contacting Ellen Klein at email@example.com or 212-288-8920.
Special Seminars and Events
Welcoming Your Firstborn: A Christ-Centered Parenting Class for Expectant Couples
August – September 2013
Please e-mail Millie Tourtelot at firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll. First-time, expectant parents put a lot of thought and preparation into the logistics and physical needs of welcoming their first child into the family, but have fewer resources for developing a parenting philosophy to guide them the first few weeks and months and beyond. This special seminar will give parents a survey of current parenting trends and research, and help them integrate this information into a practical and faith-based approach suited to their own family.
Sunday Christian Education
At 10:10 am on Sunday Mornings
Millie A. Tourtelot
Jesus was so controversial and subversive in his day that the religious and political authorities eventually conspired to kill him. This class will explore the world into which Jesus arrived in order to unleash, in the words of N.T. Wright, “a perfect storm” of events, beliefs, and ideas that are still powerful–and controversial–today.
Making Room for Mary in a Martha World: Spiritual Nurture for Hard Working People
September 22 & 29
The Rev. Beverly A. Bartlett
Lions and Cheetahs and Snakes, Oh My! – The Report of the Youth Delegation to Zimbabwe
What Presbyterians Believe About Sacraments
October 13, 20, 27
The Rev. Dr. Fred R. Anderson
As part of MAPC’s mission, all of our Educational Ministries are offered to visitors and members without charge. Join us for these opportunities for enrichment, fellowship, and growth in Christian faith. For information, contact Millie A. Tourtelot, Director of Christian Education & Discipleship, at 212-288-8920 x235 or email@example.com.