Betty Phifer Advanced Studies: Room 307 Old

“Striving for a Christian Vision of Love and Action”

Meeting Time: 9:15 on Sunday mornings thru Zoom (contact [email protected] to connect with us!)


The Betty Phifer Advanced Studies Class focuses on two primary goals that are couched in the spirit of Christian love and activism: (1) to promote open and respectful discussion in seeking to understand and explore ways to solve problems in the contemporary world while gaining insights from experts in various fields and/or from each other; and (2) to grow in service to—and in love for—God and our fellow human beings. Read more

List of Current Studies and Descriptions

Betty Phifer Book Selections 2019-22

Class Projects

Before COVID, we maintianed an ongoing partnership with HEO at church, but HEO has been discontinued. We look forward to becoming a part of a new project after we return to in-person class.

We conintue to be involved in a continuing investment in Kiva, a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Small loans are made to beginning entrepreneurs.

Get Inspired

Methodist Federation for Social Action

Online Bible (all translations)

Discussion Guidelines

Current Schedule

Come be a part of the discussion! While we often agree on issues and concerns in our discussions, diverse viewpoints add to the ongoing richness, growth, and complexity of the conversation. Each one of us is a seeker, and we take seriously the journey on which every member embarks to achieve further understanding.

Current Study

Courageous Faith: How to Rise and Resist in a Time of Fear by Emily C. Heath

The author writes that living a Christian life means resisting oppression and evil wherever we might find it. Doing that work requires us to first rise up, face our fears, and cultivate courage that can sustain us for the journey. Weaving together wisdom from sources as reformed theology, recovery communities, social justice visionaries, and 20th century history, Heath presents ways that she maintains can guide faithful, sustained, courageous resistance.

Past Studies

Click here for some examples of past studies.

For more info on our class, just drop a line to Pam Crosby.