Below is a brief description of our Sunday School classes for our adults. All are welcoming of new members. Feel free to join a class for a Sunday or a season. Find the class that fills you spiritually and challenges you to live out your faith outside of the church walls. If you have any questions or want more information about our class offerings please contact our Director of Christian Education, Russ Pearson, at the church.
Fellowship Bible Class
The Discovery & The Fellowship Bible classes, which were combined in 2019. This class has a long history of learning the Bible together and lifting up each other in prayer.
Starting Sunday, August 14, the Fellowship bible Class will start a 12-week video and discussion series entitled “The Epic of Eden-Understanding the Old Testament” by Sandy Richter. Sandy is a phenomenal teacher, theologian, and archeologist who comprehends the Old Testament and makes it interesting, easy to understand, and applicable. Anyone in our class who just completed her study of Isaiah will quickly attest to this fact! You do not have to be there every week to learn something new and exciting about the 3/4’s of the Bible, known as the Old Testament. Our class, led by Sue Redmon or Richard Meyer, is always open and welcoming. Please join us!
Friends in Faith
The Friends in Faith class is for those interested in building a closer relationship to God in community with each other. Typically, they use the curriculum from the PCUSA called “Being Reformed”. These are 6–8-week series based around a particular topic. In between studies the class discusses articles from the “Presbyterian’s Today” magazine.
The Friends in Faith Sunday School Class will begin a new 6-week series on October 9 entitled “Christian Living in God’s Splendor.” This study explores how Christian life can be shaped by our religious affections—participating in a worshipping community, accepting our physicalness, dying and rising with Christ, and engaging in vocations that embrace the total web of our relationships. Join our class as we explore the following 6 sessions:
The 6 sessions (discussions) are:
· Seeking Beauty in the Christian Life
· Christian Life is Affectional
· Christian Life is Communal
· Christian Life is Incarnational
· Christian Life is Cruciform
· Christian Life is Vocational
Each session (6-8 pages) is a stand-alone discussion so do not worry if you have to miss a Sunday. Books may be picked up in room #103. So, whether you attend the 8:45 service or the 11:00 service the Friends in Faith class encourages and invites you to join us in room #103 at 9:45 a.m.
Breakfast Club and SALT Classes Meet Together
Room 207 – Upstairs from the Sanctuary. Make a left at the elevator and it the class is the first on the right.
In the words of Donald Miller, “When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” We are a group that is admittedly, unabashedly flawed. We enjoy getting together for open and relaxed discussions about balancing our hectic lives with our spiritual needs. With travel and other commitments, no one has perfect attendance, but we look forward to gathering each week and discussing ways to keep God at the center of our lives and families. We are mostly couples with younger children, but anyone is more than welcome to join us. This season we will continue to have sermon discussions led by some of our members and pastors.
This class talks about current issues and how they relate to the Bible, different theology topics, and occasionally uses the lectionary for their Bible discussion.
SALT (Sharing and Learning Together)
Room 202 Upstairs from the Sanctuary. Make a left at the elevator and the class is the second on the right.
We are a small group of parents with young children and young adults who are committed to participating in intellectual group dialog and bible study. We enjoy learning about the bible and how it applies to tough, current issues and our lives today in a practical way. We are also open to, accepting of and enjoy learning about each other’s varied viewpoints. We strive to find ways to love and lift up the community around us through study and action. We devote time to connecting with each other in a meaningful way and are supportive of each other as we work through being parents, Christians, and just people in today’s world.
Room 207 Upstairs. Make a left at the elevator and go to the end of the hall and go right to the end of the hall and 207 is last room on the right.
This class is the evolution of our First Ladies Class. Their intent is to explore Christ’s message and how it applies to our daily life and present-day world.
The New Horizons class begins a Fall study August 21, 2022 on Brian McLaren’s signature work, “The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to be Christian. Drawing from his work as global activist, pastor, and public theologian, McLaren challenges readers to stop worrying, waiting, and indulging in nostalgia, and instead, to embrace the powerful new understandings that are reshaping the church. In The Great Spiritual Migration, he explores three profound shifts that define the change, and invites readers to seize the moment and set out on the most significant spiritual pilgrimage of our time: to help Christianity become more Christian. Also, this Fall we will continue to explore each of us individually, and our church as a whole, to meet the challenges of climate change.