Christian Education at FPC
Sunday School (9:45am) In-person and Zoom Hybrid Classes
How do We Tell the Story in These Tough Times?
Christians have asked that of themselves for 2000 years! We have told the story of God’s love in secret in homes and catacombs. We have shared by telling stories orally to people who were illiterate. God’s people have passed on the narrative through print materials, pictures, film and now we find ourselves in a new time and are asking the question again. There are some new ways that we will try, some old models that we will keep. Some old ways will fade away. Our call is to continue to tell the Story. There will be many failures, but there will be many successes. Welcome to 2022!
Ages three through 5th grade will meet in a hybrid class. There will be an in-person class that will meet every Sunday in CE Room 210 at 9:45am.
Children ages 3 through 5th Grade participate in "Godly Play". This Montessori-based program is a unique approach to religious education, inviting children to wonder about themselves, God and the world in a way that is playful and meaningful to them. Godly Play respects the innate spirituality of children and encourages them to use their curiosity and imagination to experience the mystery and joy of God. All of our teachers and volunteers attend Safe Church Training and submit to a background check.
Our teachers follow the PCUSA "Godly Play" and "We Believe" curriculum, which teaches children who God is, who and whose they are, and what they are called to be and do. Our "Gateways to Worship" program offers kindergarteners a year of introductory lessons to worship, sacraments and the church year.
6th through 12th grade Youth Ministry meets with Pastor Matthew Miller in the Christian Education Building Room 220.
Through the Bible Class
This class will meet weekly at 9:45am in CE Room 219 using The Present Word curriculum.
Wisdom Literature of the Hebrew Scriptures and the Apocryphas Study for Adult Sunday School, October 23rd to December 18th
Our Adult CE class this fall in the Kerygma Room is a hybrid class. This fall, our study will cover the Wisdom Literature of the Hebrew Scriptures and the Apocrypha, especially focusing on the issue of Theodicy, which concerns the problem of human suffering and presents a particular challenge to the faithful then and now. We look forward to our guest speaker John Sitler who will teach classes Oct 23-Dec 18! Here is the schedule:
Oct 23-Nov 20 Job
Nov 27-Dec 4 Wisdom of Solomon (Apocrypha)
Dec 11-18 Ecclesiasticus/Wisdom of Jesus Son of Sirach (Apocrypha)
October 23rd Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vqrncSqGis
October 30th Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9UyFXXVpgw
November 6th Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsFz7fHgUf0
November 13th Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK3SDd_OkTo
Novmeber 20th Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNz40U0OiUA
December 4th Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyZz9RNeGEM
December 11th Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZwTIhbGksw
December 18th Recap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMCegEgzKYE