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Sunday School

Young Adult Fellowship Class:

Who:  Young Adults will meet to explore and discuss how God impacts every aspect of our lives.

Book Study:  Animate: Practices by Sparkhouse

Facilitator:  Nan Krueger

Description:  Join this class in discussions on various practices of our faith such as food, prayer, money, sacraments, worship, and others. Spiritual leaders such as Brian McLaren, Phyllis Tickle, and Shane Claiborne will begin the discussion each week with thought-provoking ideas about how these practices affect our spiritual lives through a DVD.  Join us to more deeply explore different areas of our spiritual practices and formation. 

 

Melting Pot Class:

Who: Both long-standing members, as well as seasoned adults new to our church and community interested in growing together using Bible-based studies.

Study:  Feasting on the Word

TeachersAllie Guile  

Description:  Journey with this class through selected scriptures of the lectionary.   This curriculum begins with a solid scriptural and theological base for participants into the rhythm of the lectionary year.  This innovative resource incorporates one scripture text from four perspectives.   Come, bring your Bibles and join in the discussion!

 

Choir Class:

Who: Choir members and others welcome

Study:  The Grand Sweep-365 Days from Genesis Through Revelation

Teachers:  Ann Mecherle

Description:  Venture through the Bible tapping into specific scriptures using a commentary by J. Elsworth Kalas.  Kalas uses his usual respect, humor, knowledge, and humanity to deepen ones knowledge of The Bible.     

 

Discussion Class on Life-Issues:    

Who: Adults who wish to explore the relevance of God in their lives and the lives of others.   

Book Study:   “The History of God” by Karen Armstrong

Facilitator:  Wayne Heath

Description:  Armstrong, a former Catholic nun, offers a sweeping examination of the different ideas and practices revolving around God.  Written to explore God through the three monotheistic world religions, her examination shows the evolution of different ideas and practices centered on the Divine. Each generation, explains Armstrong, comes up with its own distinctive emphasis according to need, fear, vision, and emotion. Today's spiritual seekers look for even more perspectives on God.  More suitable understandings are available in the rich stew of religious traditions and in the mongrel spiritual movements afoot in our times. This one-of-a-kind resource, a worldwide bestseller when it was first released, has been embraced by spiritual seekers and students of religion alike.  Armstrong has demonstrated the provisional nature of our understanding of God and the relevance of values and visions long buried in dusty tomes.

 

 ASK (Adults Seeking Knowledge):

Who: Adults who have questions about faith as they explore a richer understanding of issues in contemporary Christian practice and theology.

Book Study: “The Underground Church:  Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus” by Robin Meyers

Facilitator:  Dr. Page Miller

Description:  This book has been described as a call to be liberated from the cultural captivity of convention and consumerist assumptions, and to move toward the hopeful, transformative love of Jesus.

 

YoungER Adult Class

Who:  Young Adults from college age and up - young married adults, young single adults, and parents of young children who wish to connect as we grow in faith.

Study:  Animate: Faith by Sparkhouse

Facilitator:  Leanne/Andrew Jones, Sissy/Patrick Perryman

Description:  Join this class in discussions on various topics of our faith such as The Bible, salvation, the cross, Jesus and spiritual practices.  Spiritual leaders such as Brian McLaren, Nadia Botz-Weber, and Lillian Daniel will kick off the discussion each week with thought-provoking ideas about faith and theology through a DVD.  Join us to more deeply explore different areas of our spiritual journeys.  

 

Choir Class: Choir Room, Sanctuary Building

Who: Choir members and others welcome

Study: The Grand Sweep-365 Days from Genesis Through Revelation

Teachers: Ann Mecherle

Description: Venture through the Bible tapping into specific scriptures using a commentary by J. Elsworth Kalas. Kalas uses his usual respect, humor, knowledge, and humanity to deepen ones knowledge of The Bible.

 

Discussion Class on Life-Issues: Fellowship Hall

Who: Adults who wish to explore the life and ministry of the Apostle Paul and apply Paul’s ministry to modern life.

Book Study:   The Call

Facilitator: Bert LaGrone

Description: Adam Hamilton reflects on the meaning of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection through the eyes of Paul, whose writings have shaped Christians since the first century. Hamilton describes Paul as a person second only to Jesus in his influence on Christian faith and chronicles Paul as he travels thousands of miles by sea and by land, to be beaten, imprisoned and eventually beheaded because of his beliefs. Join us to explore Paul with newness in his ventures planting Christianity.

 

ASK (Always Seeking Knowledge): Library

Who: Adults who have questions about faith as they explore a richer understanding of issues in contemporary Christian practice and theology.

Book Study: Embracing An Adult Faith

Facilitator: Page Miller

Description: Biblical scholar and theologian, Marcus Borg, has written over 20 bestselling books and provides a format presented by a DVD addressing questions such as: Who was Jesus? Who is God?  What is salvation?  How do we practice our faith? How do we live in community?   Following short DVD presentations, the class will engage in extensive discussion guided by questions from the resource manual.  Please join us as we address the question of "What it means to be Christian." 

 

YoungER Adult Class: Room 201

Who: Young Adults from college age and up - young married adults, young single adults, and parents of young children who wish to connect as we grow in faith.

Study: “Wired Word

Facilitator: Andrew Jones

Description: Each week we will explore current events around the world through scripture passages. Join us for fellowship and learning as we grow in faith through group discussion. Engage in thought-provoking discussion about today’s world. We will also enjoy occasional social gatherings and service projects.

 

Wednesday Night Program

Dinner: 5:30 pm

Program: 6:30 pm

Children who are not yet in kindergarten will be invited to go to the nursery after dinner. Children in kindergarten - 5th grade will have a program led by Mary Foster based on the PCUSA curriculum Growing in Grace and Gratitude and will enjoy music, stories and games as we explore the themes of grace and gratitude. Youth members who are in 6th  - 12th grades will have Youth Choir and other Youth Group activities in Wednesdays after supper until 7:00.

 

Weekday Programs- Programs begin the week of Sept. 12

COVENANT CLASS

Who: Adults interested in an in-depth Bible Study and conversation about the concept of Covenant between God and God’s faithful people.

Study: Covenant Bible Study

Teacher: Dr. Patrick Perryman—Please RSVP, and send any questions to: Patrick.fpc@gmail.com

When: Thursdays 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Where: Education Building, upstairs in room 205

Description: A 24-week study broken into three eight-week modules designed to engage participants in conversations to better understand that through community – through share reflection and engagement  - we can best discover the Bibles transformative power.  This study will deepen our understanding of Scripture while responding to God’s call to a faithful life in Jesus. 

WOMEN OF THE BIBLE CLASS

Who: Adults interested in a study and lively discussion looking into the lives of 11 different women of the Bible. 

Study: Strong was Her Faith:  Women of the New Testament

Teacher: Wayne Heath—Please RSVP, and send any questions to: wheath3@gmail.com

When: Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Education Building, upstairs in room 205

Description: Dr. J. Ellsworth Kalas is a former president of Asbury Theological Seminary, pastor, teacher, and associate in evangelism with the World Methodist Council.  More than 35 of his books have been published, as well as 13 adult studies. He authored Christian Believer, an intensive study of Christian doctrine produced for interdenominational use.  Women such as Elizabeth, Mary, Dorcas and Mary Magdalene are explored and Kalas examines the scriptures to see what we can learn about these women, what we can learn from them and how each woman fits into—as well as shapes—the New Testament story.

 

SPIRITUALITY CLASS

Who: Adults seeking a spiritual travel guide for the runways of life. 

Study: Searching for Sundays

Teacher: Reverend Becky Albright—Please RSVP, and send any questions to: beckya.fpc@gmail.com

When:  Wednesdays at 4:15 p.m., beginning Sept. 28th

Where: Education Building, upstairs in room 205

Description: Rachel Held Evans, New York Times bestselling author, has found and describes what is it about church that draws her in Sunday after Sunday?  She gives the reader a “heartfelt ode to the past and hopeful gaze into the future of what it means to be a part of the Church.”  She understands the struggles people feel with church politics and church culture, but explains how removed these things are from the teachings of Jesus.  As she finds her place in the church, she finds herself centered around the sacraments.  Evans’ memoir is funny, heartbreaking and sharply honest as she talks about the messiness of community and the power of grace.  

 

Monthly Programs

Ladies - Are you looking for an opportunity to gather with other women for a monthly bible study, along with fellowship?

Presbyterian Women circles just might be the perfect fit. There are five circles that meet monthly. Times and contacts are listed below.

Choose from any one of these circles. All are welcome!

Tuesday Morn-Eng Circle -   2nd Tuesday of the month at 10:00, meets in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Muriel Coleman at 987-3505 or mootoc@islc.net

Tuesday Afternoon Circle - 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2:00, meets in member's homes. Contact Deb Noll at 524-1134 or noll2006@hargray.com

Geneva Circle- 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm October - May, meets in member's homes. Contact Marjorie Lamb, buzinesslady@hotmail.com for information on our next meeting. 

M & M Circle - 3rd Thursday of the month at 10:00, meets in the Parlor. Contact Heather McCormick at 838-9649 or hdmccormick@gmail.com

TNT Circle - 3rd Thursday of the month at 12:00, meets in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Carol Painter at 524-1493 or cpainter@hargray.com and Marcia Picard at 319-7379 or mbean@hargray.com

All ladies are invited to our Fall Gathering luncheon on Friday,September 16, 2016 @ 11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall.Contact PW Moderator Nelle Pender at 525-9998 for additional information.

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