The mission of our Christian Education program is to support spiritual growth by providing relevant educational experiences that open our hearts and minds to the joy of life in Christ. Education programs are offered during the regular season on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM in a hybrid format. Classes are offered in-person and on Zoom for adults, children and youth. Links to Zoom classes are sent in weekly e-mail announcements.
The goals of adult education are to foster spiritual growth and increase fellowship, in small group settings, where a variety of opportunities are provided to explore scripture, history, theological diversity and contemporary issues while respecting and nurturing faith and reaching out to the community to gain connectedness.
The Church School year begins on September 17, 2023. We hope you will wake up early, bring your coffee, and join us!
Sunday School –Adult Church School begins again on September 17, 2023. We hope you will wake up early, bring your coffee and join us!
Christian Reflections on Muslim Faith and Practice
Muslims are our neighbors—and Jesus calls us to “love your neighbor as yourself.” How can we do that? It begins by gaining a better understanding of what Muslims believe and how they live out their faith in diverse ways; and by looking for bridges that will connect us with the Muslim community. In this class we are exploring Muslim—and Christian—perspectives on God, Muhammad, the Qurʾān, Jesus, the “pillars” of Islam, and Christian-Muslim relations today. Led by Peter Ford, retired missionary professor of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. The class meets at 9:35 AM in the Beck Room. Use the Class Documents button below to find more details (on the document “about the class”) along with optional pre-class readings and class handouts.
Sunday Morning Parents Group – On Sunday mornings, we invite parents for a time to take a breath and join us in a relaxed fellowship and study. We meet as a parents group at the same time as our children’s Sunday school in the church parlor. We invite you to grab a cup of coffee and some food from the Garden Room, and then come across the hall to the parlor (between the childcare room and the sanctuary), for a time of study, prayer, and deeper connection. This year we have gone through studies of Faithful Families by Traci Smith and Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer. For questions, please reach out to Pastor Alex at email@example.com.
Get Ready for Advent
Starting December 3rd, Pastor Alex Creager will be leading our Adult Christian Education Class on The Heart that Grew Three Sizes. This book by Methodist pastor Matt Rawle, looks at the story of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and how it connects with our Christian faith and calling to follow Jesus. We will meet for three Sunday mornings at 9:35am (December 3rd, 10th, and 17th) in the Beck Room and on Zoom.
You can order Rawle’s book at Cokesbury or Amazon. And, if you haven’t read it in awhile, Pastor Creager recommends you also re-read the original Dr. Seuss book How the Grinch Stole Christmas before our first class.