Christian Formation for Adults

Do you want to grow in your understanding of the foundational and significant elements of your faith? Do you want to challenge yourself and your faith with new questions and new thinking? Come with us as we explore biblical study, spiritual formation, current events, and health and wholeness in our Adult Formation classes. For more information, contact Amey Upton, Director of Adult Formation.

Adult Formation Class: Spirituals in Faith Formation

Sundays, April 11, 18 & 25, 2021 at 9:30am

Negro spirituals have continued to be a source of fascination in American musical history for nearly two centuries, though they have existed in some form since the first enslaved people were brought to America. Although difficult to classify, they are the first American folk music, born of African traditions and traditions of Europe. Tracing the history from slavery through reconstruction to the New Negro renaissance, we'll explore how Black Americans created a national identity rooted in faith through song. What do these sacred songs mean? What do they say? What do they teach us about Christian formation? Led by Lisa Williamson.

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To join by telephone, please call (301) 715-8592 at the time of the event. When prompted, enter the meeting ID: 873 3120 2161, followed by the # key. Passcode: formation.

Old and New Testament Classes with Pastor Larry Hayward

During the school year, Pastor Larry Hayward leads these in-depth courses focused on reading the Bible. In the class, you will read the entire Testament, learning the basic content of the book and exploring the text in detail. Together with the class, you'll reflect on how those texts and the Bible as a whole impact our faith and life and what it means to view the Bible historically, as literature, and as sacred scripture. 

Old Testament Class Members Page

Adult Formation Recordings

Recordings of some Sunday morning classes are available on our Adult Formation YouTube playlist. Click below to watch:

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Adult Formation Podcast

Recordings of past Sunday morning classes (prior to 2020) are available on our Adult Formation podcast! Click below to listen:

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Join the Adult Formation Team!

It takes a vital community to plan our Adult Formation classes and programs. The Adult Formation team explores many options and together we choose topics, formats, and programs that challenge us to question and explore our faith and to grow in the love of Christ. Many hands are required to continue our high quality adult education. I invite you to join us in planning and brainstorming! Call or email Amey Upton to see how you might be able to help.

Reformed Institute Programs

The Reformed Institute was created in 2003 to address a growing need among Presbyterian churches in the Washington DC area to celebrate, support and enhance understanding of the Reformed (Presbyterian) heritage. AS a member church, Westminster and our members often participate in Reformed Institute programs and events. For more information, please visit


Remembering Congressman John Lewis

2017 Dessert and Dialogue

February 21, 1940 – July 17, 2020

We join the world in mourning the passing of Congressman John Lewis. In 2017, we were honored to have Congressman Lewis join us for our Dessert & Dialogue event, in conversation with WPC affiliate member Congressman Fred Upton and moderated by political analyst Charles E. Cook. Listen to the audio recording of the event by clicking on the play button below.