Sunday School for Children and Teens (will resume on Rally Day, September 10, 2017)
Our newborns and children through 5th grade will be taught through the David C. Cook Bible-In-Life curriculum series resource. This series is Bible based, teaching scripture knowledge with God-honoring biblical values. Lessons provide a connection to everyday life. This curriculum is based on a 3 year cycle. The fall themes for this year include: "We Are Important to Jesus," "Jesus Helps Us," "God Made the World," "God Delivers Us," "Escaping Egypt," and "Following God with Courage."
Middle School students will be instructed with the rfour.org Season 3 curriculum, which has 25 lessons grouped into 8 sessions. The curriculum creates direct links for students between Old and New Testament faith stories with application to daily living. Each lesson includes scripture, activity, and a short movie clip. This year' sessions will include stories about Samuel and Elijah as well as about John the Baptist and Jesus. We also will have lessons and activities about Advent and Lent. Our service projects will include raising money for our school lunch mission, serving our congregation as acolytes for each service, and writing to our pen pals in Chili.
High School students will be learning to recognize God's presence in their lives as they explore prayer, the biblical stories of our faith, modern parables in DVD formats, and dynamic discussions of faith in today's often volatile world. This won't just be a program of talk, but a challenge to act. Our teens will experience faith coming alive to help them make a successful transition into owning their faith.
Classes for Children and Youth
Classes for Adults
Women's Class: Join Laura Lillie, Mary Schwer and the ladies in Room 114 for their Cokesbury Adult Bible Study lessons. Each quarter (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer) contains 13 lessons which present stimulating sessions that explore the biblical message and how to apply it to daily life by focusing on personal, family, church, and community concerns. The Summer sessions will follow the theme, "God's Urgent Call." The lessons point to a number of people in the Bible God called to do things they felt unprepared, unworthy, and inadequate to do. Each found that God is faithful and not only goes beside us, but also before us, behind us and within us.
Men's Class: Join the Men's Adult Sunday School Class in Room 112 as they follow "Our Daily Bread," daily devotionals with related scripture passages and Bible study. Men will grow in their relationship with Jesus through this personal and small group study and discussion and they will learn how to apply scripture to their daily lives.
FaithBuilders: Join Gail Schadler in Room 109 for elective studies throughout the year for all interested adults.
From July 9th through August 13th, join Gail as she leads the class, "Heaven: What the Bible Says." What happens when we die? What's heaven like? Is there really a hell? What's the difference between Sheol and Gehenna? Who gets to go to heaven? What happens to people and the earth at the End Times? Join us to find out what the Bible has to say to answer your questions. And learn why the bodily resurrection of Jesus means everything!
Beginning Rally Day, September 10th, join us for Gail's updated class on Angels, now titled "Angels and Demons." Hear what the Bible says about the creation, characteristics, functions and powers of angels. Discover the difference between fallen angels and demons. And learn the relationship Jesus had with angels.This class will run through November 5th.
From January 7th through February 25th, 2018, Gail will lead a class on "The Other Twelve." These partners of the Apostle Paul are almost as well known as the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. They helped spread the Gospel throughout the Roman Empire as contemporaries of the Twelve and the Apostle Paul. How well do you know them?
From March 4th though April 15th, 2018, join Gail as she leads the class "The Apocrypha: Witness in the Period Between the Testaments" and explains what's in the Apocrypha, why we should read it, and the contribution these Jewish writings have had to the formulation of central Christian doctrines, to the perseverance of our forebears in the faith who endured torture and death, and to the ethical formation of the people of God.
Sunday Morning Life Group: This small group meets during the Sunday School hour in the Parlor with a focus on family and Bible study. It is open to any that wish to join the discussion.