"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
On Thursday, September 12, we will begin a new class based on “When God’s People Pray: the Transforming Power of Prayer”  (not Jeremiah, as previously planned) We meet on Thursday mornings at 9:30 for coffee, and at 9:45 for prayer and discussion. Childcare is provided in the nursery by Jamie Tuin. Come and join 20 or more women who gather to make space for God and for fellowship each week.

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!

Thoughtful Readers Book Club

Everyone in the congregation is invited to attend the Thoughtful Readers Book Club. We meet on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Room 300.  We choose one book each month and have a lively discussion facilitated by one of our members. Please feel free to join us for any or all of our meetings. We welcome new members!  The meeting dates and the book schedule from now until April are as follows:

 

September 23   A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles

October 28        Educated, by Tara Westover

November 25   A Place for Us, by Fatima Farheen Mirza

January 27      Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate

February 24    KPL Read Together (TBD)

March 23     Tattoos on the Heart, by Gregory Boyle

April 27          The Library Book,  by Susan Orlean

If you have questions, please contact Bev Murray  or Donna Schonveld