Sunday School

Sunday School

Christian Education

Christian Education at FPC 

Sunday School (10:30am)

Our 2020-2021 Sunday School year starts on August 23rd. This year, as we are all facing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Sunday School offerings will be hosted via Zoom Meetings following our Sunday Worship Service. We encourage families to attend any of our Christian Education classes at any time throughout the year. For information about the Zoom Meeting links and details for each class, please contact Libby Engdahl Whiteley, our Christian Education Director. 

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Children ages 3 through 8th 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.

Adults have several Sunday School options, as well!

Prophets and Kings: A Biblical History of Their Interactions - Frank Yates will lead a Zoom adult class entitled, Prophets and Kings, beginning August 23rd. A supplementary book, From Judgement to Hope by Walter Brueggeman, is not required, but helpful for this class. Copies are available in the church office and also on Kindle for purchase.   

If you missed the live Zoom discussion, here is Frank's lecture for August 30, 2020 

Prophets and Kings Week 2, August 30, 2020

Prophets and Kings Week 3, September 6, 2020

Prophets and Kings Week 4, September 13, 2020.

Prophets and Kings Week 5, September 20, 2020.

Prophets and Kings Week 6, September 27, 2020.

Prophets and Kings Week 7, October 4, 2020.

Prophets and Kings Week 8, October 11, 2020.

Prophets and Kings Week 9, October 18, 2020.

Prophets and Kings Week 10, October 25, 2020.

Prophets and Kings Week 11, November 1, 2020

Prophets and Kings Week 12, November 8, 2020.

Prophets and Kings Week 13, November 15, 2020.

Prophets and Kings Week 14, November 22, 2020.

The “Through the Bible Class,” beginning September 6, 2020 at 11:30am, meets every Sunday following the Live-Streamed Worship Service, using The Present Word curriculum.  Our Fall quarter will be hosted via Zoom Meetings. For more details, please contact Libby Engdahl Whiteley, our Christian Education Director. 

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Review of "Through the Bible Classes" from Summer 2020

Rev. Frank Yates led the "Through the Bible" Summer 2020 series, using the Present Word Adult Bible Study Lessons.  These 30 minute video presentations can be viewed here or at the "Disciple Bible Study" menu item under the EDUCATION tab. 

Week 1: Zephaniah 3 - click here to view the lesson presentation for May 3, 2020.

Week 2: Zechariah 8 - click here to view the lesson presentation for May 10, 2020.

Week 3: Jeremiah 21 - click here to view the lesson presentation for May 17, 2020.

Week 4: Jeremiah 22 - click here to view the lesson presentation for May 24, 2020.

Week 5: Hosea 11 - click here to view the lesson presentation for Ma 31, 2020.

Week 6: Proverbs 1 - click here to view the lesson presentation for June 7, 2020.

Week 7: Proverbs 2 - click here to view the lesson presentation for June 14, 2020.

Week 8: Proverbs 8 - click here to view the lesson presentation for June 21, 2020.

Week 9: Proverbs 8-9 - click here to view the lesson presentation for June 28, 2020.

Week 10: Study of the Gospels - click here to view the lesson presentation for July 5, 2020.

Week 11: Study of the Gospels: Luke - click to view the lesson presentation for July 12, 2020.

Week 12: Study of the Gospels: Mark - click here to view the lesson presentation for July 19, 2020.

Week 13: Study of the Gospels: John - click here to view the lesson presentation for July 26, 2020. 

Week 14: The Book of James - click here to view the lesson presentation for August 2, 2020.

Week 15: Praise God and Encourage Your Neighbor - click here to view the lesson presentation for August 9, 2020.

Week 16: Last Lesson for Summer 2020 - click here to view the last lesson presentation as part of the Summer 2020 Session, August 16th.