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 217 at 9:45am. The class will also be available live on Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent out every week. We will observe COVID protocols in the classroom. All children and adults will be masked. Consequently, we will not end our time together with The Feast.
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 is currently planning its schedule and activities for the Spring 2022 semester. As with all things, in-person gathering could change depending on Covid, so keep an eye out for updates!
Through the Bible Class
This class will meet at 9:45am in CE Room 219. The Spring 2022 quarter will focus upon acts of worship and praise that celebrate who God is and what God has done for God’s people using The Present Word curriculum.
The Book of Acts Study for Adult Sunday School, March 6th to May 22nd
Beginning Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 9:45 a.m. in the Kerygma Room Rev. Frank Yates will begin a new study of the Book of Acts in the New Testament. We will use N.T. Wright's two volume commentary entitled "Acts for Everyone". Libby has ordered some copies or you can purchase it from your favorite book dealer. Our study on March 6th will cover Acts 1-2 and our study will conclude on May 22, 2022. This will be a hybrid class with the class available on Zoom. Everyone is cordially invited to study the beginnings of the early church.
Week 1 Recap: https://youtu.be/jdV0l616KDY
Week 2 Recap: https://youtu.be/YMKrXl6E3FM
Week 3 Recap: https://youtu.be/gVJg4WhZh7E
Week 4 Recap: https://youtu.be/Lq46cP7yKR4
Week 5 Recap: https://youtu.be/Ev6CqgfYKt0
Week 6 Recap: https://youtu.be/40l0WydcMQI
Week 7 Recap: https://youtu.be/VRJ3oTP3P9A
Week 8 Recap: https://youtu.be/TjX46VejENY
Week 9 Recap: https://youtu.be/UADg_g6FClM
Week 10 Recap: https://youtu.be/AH2xoTSnoI0
Week 11 Recap: https://youtu.be/mirbBAW-ydw
For more details about any of our Sunday School classes, please contact Libby Engdahl Whiteley, our Christian Education Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.