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Adult Church School Classes

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All classes meet at 10:00 a.m.. on Sunday during the church school year (September through May) unless otherwise noted.  Coffee is available to everyone at the Information Center in the Atrium.  Please check below to see which classes meet during the summer months.

  • All In The Family Class meets Room 218 of the Cornerstone Building.  This active group of adults rotates through lectionary-based Bible studies and discussion of contemporary books or DVDs in light of daily faith concerns. 
  • Ligon Adult Church School Class meets in Conference Room A in the Conference Center. Named after a former Brownson Pastor, this group of adults gathers to study scripture and learn using "The Present Word," a PCUSA curriculum based on the Uniform Lesson Series.
  • Men's Bible Class meets in Room 217 of the Cornerstone Building.  This tradition-rich class begins with a time of worship including hymns and prayer, followed by the day's lesson.  Hearty fellowship is shared among those who yearn for an opportunity to learn the scriptures.
  • The Next Chapter Class meets in Conference Room B in the Conference Center.  Explores and discusses timely biblical based topics that enable participants to focus on their relationship with God.







Church School


Class Designation Focus Class Location
(Open Year around)
Open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and staffed by Nursery employees and church volunteers. 
 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., birth through 5 years old; 
10:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m., birth through 3 years old;  11:10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., birth through 2 years old.
Room 106
Education Bldg

Two Year Old Class

Class is held during the 11:10 a.m. worship and offers a brief lesson focusing on simple concepts and words of faith, using pictures, stories, songs, play and lots of love. (Open at 11:00 a.m.)

Room 107
Education Bldg

Wee Worship   (Departs worship @ 11:10 a.m.)

This class uses Godly play and children's literature to help teach the elements of worship.  Following Wee Worship, children go to a classroom for play and nursery care led by volunteers.

Room 105
Education Bldg

3, 4, 5 Year Old Class Learning together, our preschool age children grow through Bible stories, crafts, songs and activities that help develop faith language and familiarity with Bible stories. Room 103
Education Bldg

Kindergarten through 2nd Grades Class

A team of teachers leads this group of children through lessons found in "We Believe," a PCUSA curriculum that seeks to help them learn who they are as young Christians and to enhance their faith foundation.

Room 206
Education Bldg

3rd thru 5th Grades Class

Bible bases lessons found in the PCUSA's "We Believe," curriculum seek to help these young learners strengthen their developing faith through stories, drama, art and music.

Room 203
Education Bldg

Middle School Youth
6th through 8th Grades Class

Fellowship and learning, using the Cokesbury material Grow, Proclaim, Serve.  There is plenty of group discussion, drama, games and active learning.

Middle School Room
Cornerstone Bldg

Senior High Youth
9th through 12th Grades Class

This class is designed to address those real faith questions of which youth seek answers, looking to scripture and faith traditions.

Senior High Room
Cornerstone Bldg

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Adult Disciple Classes 




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Church Library


The library is a resource for all members of the church.  It is full of books just waiting to be checked out or just browsed through.  There are over 2,900 books in our library.  The collection has something for everyone--church members of all ages, Bible study leaders, Bible study students, church school leaders and students, and church staff.  A few of the broad categories of books are:

library Bible study

  • Bibles
  • Books about the Bible, philosophy, religion, and Christian doctrine
  • Devotionals and prayers for all ages and situations
  • Bible history, other religions, religious education, parenting
  • And even polity, which is church governance

View the Brownson Library Catalog Shelf Lists:

Click here to view the instructions for accessing and using the Brownson Library Catalog Shelf List on the church website.  Then, click on the links below to view the Brownson Library Catalog Shelf List in order of Title, Author, or Call #/Subject/Section.

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Bill Jones Series

Bill-Jones_245_10px-lftThe Bill Jones Lecture Series was established with an endowment for the purpose of supporting special events which inform, educate, and enrich the spiritual life of Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church members and beyond.  The events are open to Sandhills citizens and serve as a witness of faith.  The lecture events occur two to three times throughout the year and are announced in the various church communication bulletins.

The Bill Jones Series continues to bring outstanding speakers to our congregation and community. The following special lectures have been held at Brownson:

  • February 2005 - The Rev. Dr. Charles A. Kimball - Wake Forest University
  • April 2005 - Dr. Akram Khater - North Carolina State University
  • July 2005 - The Rev. Dr. Charles A. Kimball - Wake Forest University
  • October 2005 - Dr. Stanley Hauerwas presented “An Unsinkable Church in a 21st Century Sea of Icebergs."  Currently, he is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at the Divinity School of Duke University.
  • October 2005 - In connection with our church’s long-range planning, the Rev. Dr. Jackson W. Carroll.  Dr. Carroll is the Williams Professor Emeritus at the Divinity School of Duke University and the Director of Pulpit and Pew.
  • February 2006 - Dr. John W. Kuykendall presented "Historic Faith and Hidden Future."  Dr. Kuykendall is the retired President and Professor at Davidson College.
  • September 2006 - Dr. Charles Page II, an archeologist, biblical scholar, ordained minister, and Academic Dean of the Jerusalem Institute of Biblical Exploration.
  • February 2007 - The Rev. Dr. Timothy L. Croft - Pastor, Sneads Ferry (NC) Presbyterian Church
  • September 2007 - The Rev. Dr. Joseph L. Roberts - Retired pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA
  • October 2007 - The Rev. Dr. John Bell - Preacher, Teacher, Musician - Iona Community
  • February 2008 - The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long - Bandy Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • September 2008 - The Rev. Linda C. Loving - Actress, Scriptwriter, Consultant, and Ordained Presbyterian Minister - "Julian" based on Julian of Norwich
  • February 2009 - Dr. Mel Bringle - Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Chair of Humanities at Brevard College in NC.  Dr. Bringle is also President of "The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada."
  • September 2009 - The Rev. Dr. Brian K. Blount - President of Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian School of Christian Education and Professor of New Testament, Richmond, VA
  • November 2009 - The Rev. Donald Davis, renowned Christian storyteller ("Our Stories Tell Us Who We Are") with both a sacred and secular ministry.
  • April 2010 - The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon, Bishop of the United Methodist Church
  • September 2011 - The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long - Bandy Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • February 2012 - The Rev. Dr. Lauren Winner - Author and Duke University professor

  • September 2012 - David LaMotte - Rotary World Peace Fellow, award winning songwriter and consultant on peace issues for the North Carolina Council of Churches.

  • February 2013 - The Rev. Dr. Marcia Mount Shoop - Theologian and author

  • October 2013 - Mitch Capel - Storyteller, Author and Poet

  • February 2014 - Dr. Mel Bringle - Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Chair of Humanities at Brevard College in NC.  Dr. Bringle is also President of "The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada."

  • September 2014 - Dr. Richard Nelson Boyce - Associate Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Leadership at Union Seminary at Charlotte.

  • February 2015 -Rev. Dr. Thomas K. Tewell - Executive Director of Faith Based Ministry at the Cousins Family Foundation in Atlanta. Former Senior Pastor of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY.



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