Children/Youth Sunday School:
Preschool (2 years – Kindergarten)
10:15am – 10:45am
West Wing Room 107
Led by: Trish Hopkins
Students are invited to participate in a 30 minute interactive class that involves hearing the stories told, seeing short movies of the bible stories, participating in music and making crafts to reinforce the story. This Fall, the class will focus on the Old Testament stories of faith.
Elementary (1st-6th Grade)
10:00am – 11:00am
West Wing Room 103
Led by: Teresa Esparza
This class features the curriculum, “Growing in Grace & Gratitude”, which helps transform the lives of children and those who love them, shaped by grace and gratitude. Each session shares a Bible story that reveals God's grace for us. Through fun, age-appropriate activities, prayer, and singing, children will celebrate the meaning of this grace in their lives as they encounter a living God. This Fall, students will explore God's grace through the stories of Moses and the Exodus.
Senior High (8th – 12th Grade)
10:00am – 11:00am
West Wing Room 201 (Youth Loft)
Led by: Craig Hopkins, Carrie Winebrenner, Carrie Pitcher
The Senior High class features the study, “Feasting on the Word”. The curriculum provides opportunities for youth to explore their personal and communal identity in Jesus Christ through meaningful community-building experiences, engaging Bible study, and relevant learning activities. In response to God’s amazing, unconditional love, youth will be challenged to put their faith into action as they grow to understand themselves as Christ’s disciples.
Adult Sunday School
“Confessions: Responding Faithfully in Difficult Times”
Beginning January 29th
Session I – January 29th – February 26th
Session II – March 5th – May 7th
Sundays @ 10:00am
Led by: Dan Milford & Stephan Haney
Can you imagine what would have to be going on in the world to gather a group of Christians together to create a bold statement of conviction that would then be embraced by the whole church? We are often more aware of our differences than of our common convictions and struggle to finding unity with one another until a common threat or concern draws us together. We may know the Apostles’ Creed by heart, but miss much of what it is saying if we don’t have a good understanding of the cultural context in which it was forged. We may only have a better understanding of the cultural and historical context of the confessions from the 20th century but only have a passing familiarity with ways that Reformed Christians addressed them with clarity and conviction.
Dan Milford and Stephan Haney will teach “Confessions: Responding Faithfully in Difficult Times.” This class will be split into two different sessions. Session I (January 29th – February 26th) will focus on the Apostles' Creed and the Theological Declaration of Barmen. Session II (March 5th – May 7th) will focus on the Belhar Confession, the Confession of 1967, and the Brief Statement of Faith. Attending the first session is in no way a requirement for participating in the second session.
Seeing Gray in a World of Black & White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality, and Politics by Adam Hamilton
January 29th – February 26th
Sundays @ 10:00am
Led by: Scott Simpson
Everyone agrees that America is polarized, with ever-hardening positions held by people less and less willing to listen to one another. No one agrees on what to do about it.One solution that hasn’t yet been tried, says Adam Hamilton, is for thinking persons of faith to model for the rest of the country a richer, more thoughtful conversation on the political, moral, and religious issues that divide us. Hamilton rejects the easy assumptions and sloppy analysis of black and white thinking, seeking instead the truth that resides on all sides of the issues, and offering a faithful and compassionate way forward.
He writes, "I don't expect you to agree with everything I've written. I expect that in the future even I won't agree with everything I've written here. The point is not to get you to agree with me, but to encourage you to think about what you believe. In the end I will be inviting those of you who find this book resonates with what you feel is true, to join the movement to pursue a middle way between the left and the right – to make your voices heard – and to model for our nation and for the church, how we can listen, learn, see truth as multi-sided, and love those with whom we disagree."
We invite you to join us for this 5-week video and conversation-based class led by Scott Simpson.
January 29th – Where Faith and Politics Meet
February 5th – Christ Christians and the Culture Wars
February 12th – How should we live, The Ethics of Jesus
February 19th – Spiritual Maturity and Seeing Gray
February 26th – What Would Jesus Say to America?