"A Sanctuary in the City… Living Faith"

Christian Education


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.


Education Programs


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.

Coloring Contest.  You are invited to color a picture of the church (pictures can be found outside Pat Stromsta’s office) and enter our Color the Church Contest.  You are may enter one of the three categories (under age 8, ages 9 – 15 and 16 years and above).  Pictures must be submitted to Ms. Pat by August 26th.  Please write your name and age on the back of your picture.  You may use any medium to color the picture.

Download a coloring page to print out here: COLORING PAGE


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:

Books are available in the classroom for $10.00.  Prayer is often described as a relationship and dialogue with God, and in this study you will discover your “Prayer Type” and explore different ways to pray from 2000 years of Christian tradition.  We always encourage and welcome new members! We meet at 9:30 for coffee in Room 301, and our study begins at 9:45. Childcare is available in Room 306 with Jamie Tuin.


My One Word

Our final class meets August 15. Based on the book and DVD My One Word by Mike Ashcraft, the concept of My One Word is simple: lose all your sweeping promises to change―and do something about one thing this year, instead of nothing about everything. Choose just one word that represents what you most hope God will do in you, and focus on it for an entire year. Pat Stromsta will facilitate this class from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Library.