Bible Studies

Sunday Morning Bible Study 

Sundays from 8:00am - 9:00am on Zoom

As adults study the Bible and discuss what they found during the week they gain a growing understanding of how to move forward on their discipleship journey. In the class, we read the Scripture and then focus on the passage.  Each week we’re challenged to prepare for the next week’s lesson.  It isn’t long or difficult, but it does encourage participation. Men and women of all ages are welcome.

If you are interested in joining our Zoom discussion, contact Carol Dacquisto at 415-892-2070 or email: 

Sermon Talk Backs 

Mondays from 9:00am - 10:00am on Zoom

Join Pastor Adam online (via Zoom) on Mondays at 9am to discuss the Scripture and Sermon from the Sunday prior. 

Adult Education Courses

Saturday from 10:30am - 11:45am on Zoom

Our adult education classes draw steady attendance from PCN members and the greater Novato community. They feature 4-9 weeks of study and discussion on a wide variety of topics.

Our new series "Reading Biblical Literature” is on Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM, from January 29 to May 18.  Will will be meeting on Zoom! Click HERE to register!  Ellen Breazeale and Walt Campbell will be leading a series of video-based classes, we will watch one or two video lectures and then discuss the material for fifteen to twenty minutes. 
The videos lectures present the books of the Bible as literary works that give us a “dialogue” about humankind’s creation and relation to the divine as well as  the story of the Hebrew people from the patriarchs to the early Christian church.  The lecturer is Craig Koester, professor of New Testament Theology in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Dr. Koester’s intent in this series seems to be to make the Bible as approachable as possible.  His published works include commentaries on Hebrews, Revelation, and John’s Gospel. 

Our last series "Simply Christian will be taught by Rev. Dr. Adam Smith. What is Christianity all about? From those who have never been in the church before to those who continue to learn and grow in their faith, this 5-week class explores the ‘basics’ of Christianity in conversation with theologian N.T. Wright’s book, Simply Christian. To watch any previous session, click HERE.

Our fall series was taught by Dr. Greg Love, Professor of Systematic Theology at San Francisco Theological Seminary on "THE PATH TOWARD WHOLENESS" 
If you would like to rewatch one CLICK HERE! To learn more about Greg Love and to watch his previous video series "God, Covid19 and Suffering" CLICK HERE!

Our 2019 offerings included a spring series taught by Dr. Greg Love on the Gospel of John, and the book of historical fiction John, Son of Thunder. Summer brought us a discussion series led by our pastor, Rev. Dr. Adam Smith on “Living Your Faith Everyday” (“LYFE”), which paralleled a sermon series. In the Fall, Dr. Love returned for a study of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.

Women’s Bible Study

Thursdays from 9:30am - 11:00am on Zoom

Women’s Bible Study Group is a group of 25 or so women of all ages who meet from September to May on Thursdays from 9:30 to 11 am. We are currently studying the books of “First and Second Samuel.” Come for a life-changing encounter with God’s Word. We have a special place just for you!

Here is what to expect:

  • Insight: background information that you might otherwise have missed.
  • In Depth: historical information that helps you discover the how and why of biblical incidents.
  • In Life: life-application principles, so you can more readily put the Word to work in your life.
  • In Person: personality profiles to help you see Bible characters as fully rounded individuals.

Join us on Zoom:  passcode: pcnovato

Please contact Melodie Baird at   for more information.

Presbyterian Women (Suspended)

Ruth Circle - 4th Tuesday of the month
Rachel Circle - 4th Wednesday of the month.

Presbyterian Women (PW) understands that scripture asks us to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world. As such, Presbyterian Women provides information about justice and peace and ministry to inform mission and community-building work.

All women interested in local and worldwide missions and Bible studies are welcome to join one of our caring and fun-loving PW circles.  Ruth Circle usually meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month and Rachel Circle usually meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Circle’s are currently suspended due to Covid-19, contact Glenise Johnson: home (415) 897-8759 or cell (415) 717-7635 for additional information

Men's Bible Study

Wednesday mornings from 7:30am-8:30am on Zoom.

Men of all ages are welcome to join our Bible study group. The PCN Men’s Group completed a study on Old Testament characters and will begin a study on listening and prayer starting March 17. Come and share our one-hour midweek boost filled with great discussion and fellowship with  brothers. And no homework!

To be added to the Zoom contact list, contact Phil Dougherty at (415) 328-6674 or email for more information.

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