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.
Sunday School will begin its Winter Quarter on January 10th, 2021. We hope you can join us for Children's Godly Play, Adult Sunday School, and Through the Bible Classes on Zoom.
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 lectures for the "Prophets and Kings" Series:
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.