Adult Christian Education

For those seeking a deeper understanding of relevant issues from today and yester-year.

Director: Alexandra Mead | amead@pcmorristown.org
Committee Chair: Steve Hess | sjhess91@gmail.com

Virtual Sunday Morning Seminar

Select Sunday from 9-10am via Zoom.

Next Seminar: April 11, 18, and 25

 

The King James Bible and Walt Whitman, Prof. Chip Dobbs-Allsopp

A three-part series on the making of the King James Bible, and of the remarkable influence this masterpiece of prose translation had on America’s greatest and most original poet, Walt Whitman.

In this telling of the story of the KJB two moments are highlighted, the original work of William Tyndale and the story of the translation and publication of the KJB itself. Tyndale was the first to translate the Bible into English from the original Greek and Hebrew. Tyndale is the true genius behind the KJB, and his translation technique set the pattern for all later translations into English. Then we shift forward several generations to the time just after James I’s ascension to the English throne, when the famous companies of translators are assembled to publish the KJB in 1611.

The concluding segment of the series jumps forward several centuries and offers a brief look at the influence of the KJB on Walt Whitman (1819-92) and his poetry. An important mode of poetic composition for Whitman is that of collage. He takes up language from a wide array of sources and then molds and shapes and remakes the language until it becomes his own. The KJB was the English Bible of 19th c. America and, not surprisingly, is one of Whitman’s sources of found language.

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F. W. “Chip” Dobbs-Allsopp is the James Lenox Librarian and professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. He holds a MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary and a PhD from Johns Hopkins University. Before joining the Princeton faculty in 1999, he taught for five years at Yale. and has been known to enjoy a glass of wine. His research interests include the historical, philological, and literary study of biblical and ancient Near Eastern literature. Dobbs-Allsopp’s most recent book is On Biblical Poetry (New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. He loves sailing, poetry, and PCM’s interim pastor, Rev. Leslie Dobbs-Allsopp.

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Presbyterian Church Nursery School (PCNS)

Director: Jeanne Mueller | jmueller@pcmorristown.org

Committee Chair: Vicky Willson | vickywillson@mac.com

Phone: (973) 540-1114

Website: pcnsmorristown.org

Programs & Events

PCNS

The primary goal of our Nursery is to serve children and families by offering a nurturing and stimulating atmosphere for young children. We offer the children an opportunity for emotional, physical, intellectual, social and spiritual development in a Christian environment.
We accept ages 2.5 to 5 years.
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Yoga - Currently On Hold

New this school year, an after school class sponsored by Little Hearts Yoga for 4 year olds that helps build self-esteem, focus and self-confidence in our young students. Children learn various poses and techniques to help build healthy minds and bodies.

Art - Currently On Hold

An after school class sponsored by Wee Little Arts for 3 and 4 year olds. Wee Little Arts develops fine motor skills, self-expression, self-confidence and focus for young artists.

Educational Garden - Currently On Hold

A program sponsored by Grow It Green Morristown geared for 4 year olds. Children stay after school on Wednesdays to learn about gardening, healthy nutritional choices and environmental science.

Lunch Bunch

An optional program for 2 and 3 year olds to extend their day at school until 1:00. From 11:30 to 1:00, children eat lunch with their peers, play outside and have additional story time and group play.

Youth & Young Adult

A listing of programs for students and young professionals to connect and grow in Christ.

Director: Patrick Allred | pallred@pcmorristown.org

Committee Chair: Wayne Rush | wrush1@gmail.com

Programs & Events:

  • Acolyte Training
  • Children’s Choir
  • Chili Cook Off Fundraiser
  • College Care Packages
  • Confirmation
  • High School Youth Group 
  • Johnsonburg Retreat
  • PCUSA Triennium Youth Conference
  • Ringers on the Green
  • RISE Mission Trip for High School Students
  • Sunday School
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Weekly Middle & High School Youth Meetings
  • Young Professionals Weekly Bible Study
  • Youth Works Mission Trip for Middle School Students

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