"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.




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

Each class of our study, “A Guide through the New Testament” offers an introduction to a book (or two) of the New Testament including charts, timelines, and short pieces on special topics. This class provides an opportunity to engage in the many open-ended questions that the text offers. We are currently studying the Gospel of Luke. We meet at 9:30 in Room 301 for coffee, and our study begins at 9:45. Childcare is available in Room 306 with Jamie Tuin.

Presby 101—Where Did We Come From?

February 24, 11:15 a.m.  Room 301

Rev. Larry Farris will offer an overview of the history and polity of the PC(USA). Where did we come from? How did we get here? What are some of the major issues that have caused our denomination to split, reunite, and change over the years? If you are new to our community or just curious to learn more, come join us!

February 17 Normal Numbers Now; Critique Caloric Consumption

On the THIRD Sunday of each month at 11:15 am, we will focus on a series called “Living Well Aware”. What about this “Keto Diet”? Does it matter how many grams of carbohydrates you take in? Is a calorie just a calorie? What is the science behind healthy weight? Must I struggle, if I am a diabetic or have passed menopause?

McShane Colloquium: Kerry Egan

On March 10 and 11, we will host Kerry Egan as the 2019 McShane Colloquium presenter. Kerry Egan is a hospice chaplain and author (and a good friend of Liz Candido!), featured on PBS and CNN, and has essays published in numerous print and on-line publications.

Egan will preach on Sunday, March 10, followed by time to reflect with her on the sermon, her book, On Living, or anything else that comes to mind. Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm, Egan will lead reflection on how stories help us make meaning in life. On Monday from 9:30-11:30 am; Egan will reflect on how to share that meaning with others as the heart of spiritual life.