Education is a key part of our journey of faith. Our experience of God is enriched by our knowledge of the Bible and the basics of Christian theology, as well as opportunities to critically examine the places where the Christian life and the larger world intersect. Every person is born with an innate sense of God, which is nurtured by the stories of the faith and a space to wonder about our place within these stories.
Our Christian Education program offers opportunities for persons of every age.
Sunday Morning Classes
Fall and Spring Program
Infants and Toddlers
8:30AM – (Nursery care for children under age 2 available during worship)
10:00AM – (Nursery care for children under age 2 available during worship)
All children, 3 years old to 5th grade, will start at 10:00 in Room 26, the Children’s Choir Room, on the second, third, and fourth Sunday of the month for Sunday School Choir. Children will be led by their shepherd to Rotational Sunday School. All children will meet their family in the Parlor following the service. On the first Sunday of the month, all children will attend worship as a Sunday School or with their families at 10:00. The Sunday School Choir will perform at the 10:00 service throughout the year.
10:00AM – for 3-4 year olds
10:00AM – for ages 5 – 6 years old. (Kindergarten and 1st graders)
10:00AM – for ages seven and eight (2nd and 3rd graders).
10:00AM – for ages nine through eleven (4th through 6th graders).
9:00AM to 9:50AM for junior and senior high students is called Pancakes and Christian Study. The Youth enjoy pancakes, bacon, juice and fruit every Sunday and have great discussion about God and what’s going on in the world.
This is a class for adults with thoughtful conversation on a variety of topics and Scripture, particularly engaging members of the LGBT community, meeting 9:00AM-9:45AM
This is another class for adults focusing on debate of theological ideals and thinking about what it means to be a follower of Christ in a post-modern world it is held 11:15AM-12:00PM
*Special topic classes take place monthly at 9:15AM or on Sunday evenings as announced throughout the year.
Summer Program – July and August
Nursery care is available for the 9:30AM service in July and August. Older children are welcome to begin the morning in worship and to stay for a children’s sermon before following their teachers to Sunday School. Most adult education opportunities take a vacation over the summer.
Other Christian Education Opportunities
Short term Sunday studies are offered during Advent, Lent and throughout the year. Additionally, we meet with each other and, as iron sharpens iron (Ps. 27:17), help each other grow in love for God and neighbor.
- Companions in Christ, a set of small community groups seeking to connect with Christ and each other
- Disciple Bible Study, a 34-week intensive introduction to the Bible and faith formation
- Vacation Bible School, an annual week-long day camp for children to play, worship, sing, and create
- Confirmation Journey, a springtime series of formative experiences for youth as they consider faith and church membership