Christian Education

Christian Education

 

Adult Classes . . .

Disciples Forum

This is an on-going class that always welcomes new participants.  It meets on Sunday mornings at 10:15 a.m., soon after the first worship services ends.  Bill Zinn is the leader and focuses the class on religious themes through book or video studies. It takes a break during July and August.

 

Lenten Study

During the season of preparation for Easter, we have Lenten studies on Wednesdays. Subjects have ranged from spiritual disciplines, Handel’s Messiah, to personal faith stories.

 

Small Groups

Currently, we have small groups studying comparative religion, discussing the weekly sermon, a prayer group meeting weekly for prayer and also reading a book on prayer.

 

Other Studies

Throughout the year, usually in the fall prior to the holidays and in the spring following Easter, other short-term adult studies are offered.  These classes will be Bible studies or religious book studies. Occasionally, these classes will be prayer groups or spiritual growth experiential groups, depending on the interest expressed by participants.

 

Classes for Children and Youth . . .

Sunday School

Sunday school classes are held for preschool through high school during the 9:15 a.m. service. Children and youth participate in the traditional worship and are excused after the blessing to spend the remainder of the service time in Sunday School.  There is a “One Room Schoolhouse” class offered during the 9:45 a.m. service for children ages preschool-fifth grade. Childcare is provided during both services.  During July and August the middle school and high school classes take a break and the youth are encouraged to attend worship with their parents at that time.

Classes for children age preschool-middle school use the Cokesbury curriculum, which is lectionary based. The curriculum for elementary ages is “Deep Blue.”