Sunday School

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 Discipleship, Russ Pearson, at the church.

Discovery/Fellowship Bible Class
Room 102
The Discovery & The Fellowship Bible classes, which were combined in 2019, are excited to announce that we will resume in-person Sunday School on August 15 at 9:45 a.m. in Room 102.  Prior to Covid, we had completed a comprehensive study of the Bible and will now seek to apply what we’ve learned about why God created us and our purpose in this world.  Our study will be 6-7 sessions based on the book “Created To Praise” and will include the following topics:

“What is Man’s Chief End but to Glorify God and Enjoy Him Forever” through

   –Praise in Song
   –Praise in Prayer
   –Praise in Trials
   –Praise in Everyday Life
   –Praise in Death
   –Praise in Heaven 

Friends in Faith
Rooms 103-104
The Friends in Faith class is for those interested in building a closer relationship to God in community with each other.

Friends in Faith Class Starting New Series on December 5

John Calvin:  Founder of the Reformed Tradition”

The Friends in Faith Sunday School Class will begin a new 6-week series on December 5 entitled “John Calvin:  Founder of the Reformed Tradition”.   Most of us have heard of the name John Calvin and perhaps even know that he is considered the founder of the Reformed Tradition which is central to Presbyterianism.  But…do you (we) REALLY know John Calvin?  By the end of this 6-week study you will at least be able to say that you know more about John Calvin and the role he played and continues to play in our faith journey.  Join us as we explore the following 6 sessions:

The 6 sessions (discussions) are:

Why John Calvin?
How Do We Know God?
What Did Jesus Come to Do?
Election and Predestination
Calvin’s Understanding of the Church
Understanding the Sacraments

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 Friend in Faith class encourages and invites you to join us in room #103 at 9:45 a.m.

Breakfast Club
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. We are currently working through a “Being Reformed” study on Creation and after that plan to start an Adam Hamilton study on Moses.

This class is using an app based curriculum from the PCUSA called “Connected Faith”. The goal of this curriculum is to provide meaningful engagement with Scripture and how it applies to us today.

New Horizons
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.
For those of you who may be hesitant to start with a Sunday school class this year or do not have a class currently, we will start this class off with a series of book studies. Our intent is to explore Christ’s message and how it applies to our daily life and present day world. 

The first book will be “Encountering God in Tyrannical Texts,” by Frances Taylor Gench. She was one of the 3 wonderful speakers at the recent Montreat women’s conference. The second book will be “Climate Church, Climate World,” by Jim Antal. The class will be led by those in the class who are willing and able. Questions will be posed and discussion encouraged.