"A Sanctuary in the City… Living Faith"

Christian Education

Commitment

Children and adults can experience many meaningful learning experiences in lessons and activities as a result of well-planned and organized programming by our wonderful staff , teachers, Christian EducationCommittee members, and volunteers.

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Education Programs

Children

Nursery: Infants and children up to age 3 are invited to our nursery on the second floor (ML) during Worship.

    • Children and youth meet in the sanctuary and are dismissed from worship service after the Moment with Young Worshipers, for participation in their respective programs.
    • The youth participate in REVOLUTION, which meets on Sunday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. for activities and community volunteering opportunities.
    • The Children and Youth Sunday Service in June during worship is a highlight for presenting lessons learned, music and a culmination of the year’s educational growth.
    • Children and Youth Christmas Eve Service is enjoyed by many, and always beautifully presented with Scripture and music.
    • Vacation Bible School is offered in the month of June, is an another important event. We are one of five downtown churches that supports this program. VBS is hosted at First Presbyterian Church.
    • Summer activity trips, mission trips and work camp-community volunteer trips offer a variety of learning experiences for spiritual growth for youth and adult chaperones.

The Church Library, located on the mid-level of the building, has excellent books available for children and adults. A book rack is available in the Gathering Place on Sunday mornings.

Thursday Morning Women’s Bible Study

Our six-week summer study, based on the book, Mindfulness and Christian Spirituality by Tim Stead, meets on Thursday mornings at 9:30 (for coffee), and at 9:45 for prayer and discussion. Childcare in the nursery is provided by Jamie Tuin and Sierra Loughrin. Come and join the more than 20 women who gather for fellowship each week.

 

Men’s Group Forming at  First United Methodist Church

Another intentionally multicultural men’s group at FUMC (Dawn Patrol) is just starting up! We meet at the church at 5:30 pm on Thursdays. We’d be happy to welcome any First Presbyterian Church men who are interested in conversation and sharing. Just show up or call Andrew Lehman with any questions: 382-0481.

 

Tuesday noon Book Discussion

Tuesdays at noon in Room 300, Pastor Seth will again host reflection on living faith. This fall, we’ll read Seculosity, by David Zahl. In our culture, church attendance has declined. Religiosity has migrated to other secular patterns and perspectives that shape our life. Zahl reflects on the “seculosity” of busyness, romance, parenting, technology, work, leisure, food, politics. It’s a book Pastor Seth read on sabbatical and finds relevant amid realities of life we face. It’s a great book for people of all ages, as we consider our personal lives and wider society! It’s a quicker, easier read. We’ll begin on September 10, with the first two chapters—busyness and romance. The book is available at a local bookseller, Amazon, etc. Please contact Seth with any questions!