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Christian Education

Our Sunday program include a contemporary (8:30am) and traditional (11:00am) worship service and Sunday school classes for all ages (9:30 to 10:30am),   Wednesday night activities include Kids Club for youth, dinner, Bible studies for adult and music.  Other programs include Stephen Ministry, three women’s circles, Vacation Bible School in the summer, senior/adult activities, inspirational music programs, Summer Concert Series, talent show, Mother’s Day Out, Boy Scouts, Daisy Scouts, and other children/youth programs.

Adult Sunday School Classes

 

Connections Class meets in the Sanctuary – The Year of the Bible:

This coming year could be an exciting time for our congregation.

We are planning to make a special emphasis in 2015 encouraging every member to read the entire Bible.

The Bible is basic to our faith, it is God’s Word to us. It has sustained countless millions throughout their lives. It has been completely translated into 531 languages, and 2883 languages have at least a portion of the Bible. Over the past 600 years thousands of people have been killed, tortured, and imprisoned for translating and distributing the Bible so the all the world may know God’s Word.

And yet so many people here in the easiest place to read it in the world take it for granted and know little about what’s inside it (though I suspect many think they know).

The Christian Education Committee has adopted a program called “the Year of the Bible.” At its center is a challenge to the congregation to read the entire Bible, whether you have already done so in total or part. The more of us who participate, the more we can encourage and help each other.

We will provide you with a reading plan, along with guidance, encouragement, and help throughout the year. Yes it will require you to make a commitment, but you will discover it has been well worth the effort.  Rev. Miller and CLP Ingerson will lead the class.  It will also be held on Wednesday night at 6:45pm.

Contemporary Class meets in Fellowship Hall – Defending Your Faith

The Contemporary Class will begin its study of 1st., 2nd., and 3rd. John ,and Jude on March 6th. This study will be an aid and insight to class members on how to deal with like type issues in our modern lives.  All are invited to attend these weekly sessions and  participate in these lively discussions.”

Bible Discovery Class meets in the Choir Room – This Present Word Fall 2014 Series

The Present Word seeks to facilitate mastery of Bible content, understanding of the Bible in relation to life experiences and a greater awareness of God’s self-disclosure, especially God’s redeeming love as revealed in Jesus Christ.  Participants are invited to reflect on how they might live in faith and love. The Present Word nurtures individual growth of the participants as children of God rooted in the Christian community, life in the Spirit and Christian hope. Discussion and activities encourage participants to live out their faith in their individual and congregational activities.    Elder Ivan Allred leads the class.

Children and Youth Sunday School Classes

 

Pre-K – 1st Grade meets in Room 109 – Spark Lectionary Augsburgh
 2nd – 3rd Grade meets in Room 109 – Spark Lectionary Augsburgh

 Connect the stories kids hear in worship with the lessons they learn in Sunday school. Spark Lectionary follows stories in the Revised Common Lectionary. Throughout the three-year cycle, each lesson comes from a Bible story in the Old Testament, the Gospels, or Acts.

4th – 5th Grade meets in Room 111 – Whirl Augsburgh

Each week, kids and leaders start their time together by identifying where they are in the church year and watching an animated video to set up the lesson. Next, they dive into the Whirl Story Bible or Whirl NRSV Bible together, respond to the scripture lesson with creative leaflet activities, and circle up to review the lesson and pray before being sent out.

Middle School – meets in portable 2 – Re:Form Ancestors Augsburgh.

re:form Ancestors is a youth Bible study that explores the ancestors of our faith by exposing the real, unpolished, and unexpected personalities of Old and New Testament characters.  With re:form Ancestors, youth discover the similarities between themselves and the many unlikely people selected by God to do extraordinary things.

High School – meets in the Youth Room – Echo Augsburgh

Experience the biblical narrative through storytelling, creative reflection, and dialogue. In each Echo the Story session, youth watch an animated video, sketch and write, listen, and then discuss their perspectives. Echo the Story provides two ways to help youth find themselves in a greater story.

You can register your children on line and follow what they are doing in Sunday School by using Spark House Online.

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