Classes

UrbanExperStillUrban Experience” is an immersion experience in homelessness and poverty in Colorado Springs. Over the course of one or two days, participants walk throughout downtown, visiting community agencies and meeting people who face homelessness, poverty, abuse and mental illness.
We offer Urban Experiences to teachers, students, church groups, non-profit organizations and others. School teachers may earn continuing education credit through Colorado Springs D-11. Urban Experience has become a new kind of retreat for youth groups, confirmation classes and congregations celebrating Advent or Lent. We can customize the experience for all schedules and timeframes. For more information, contact econjustice@ppjpc.org.

bridgestoislamBridges to Islam,” a four-session experiential introduction to the Muslim community. The class is can be customized for any faith congregation willing to organize a group of 10 or more. Whether you join our group or we bring the class to your congregation, each session involves local Muslims for bridge-building and conversation around specific themes. Registration is $35 for the four weeks ($45 for couples/families).

For more information, email Steve Saint at dynamic@ppjpc.org or call (719) 632-6189.

DrakePowerPlantEarth Plunge” is a one- or two-day experiential learning program that raises awareness of environmental issues in Colorado Springs. The class is offered to teachers (for credit through D11), students, youth groups and churches. Participants visit environmental hotspots (i.e. Drake Power Plant) as well as examples of Earth-friendly solutions (i.e. solar arrays, community gardens, biodiesel vehicles). They get to see how the issues of resource consumption, energy, water, food production and transportation affect both children and adults.

The experience involves all modes of transportation, including walking, biking, mass transit and carpooling. For more information, email sustain@ppjpc.org.

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