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.
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.
Friends in Faith Class Begins New Series on October 8 Exploring the “Book of Confessions”
The Friends in Faith Sunday School Class will begin a new 6-week series on October 8th entitled Exploring the “Book of Confessions.” The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has a collection of eleven creeds and confessions in our Book of Confessions. These documents, from the early church to the present time, convey the richness and depth of our theological tradition. They give us rich insights on what we believe and how we can live. Join our class as we explore the following 6 sessions (lesson #1 will be on October 8th):
The 6 sessions (discussions) are:
- The Nature and Function of Confessions
- The Ancient Creeds: Who is God?
- The Reformation Confessions: What Is the Church? (Part 1)
- The Reformation Confessions: What Is the Church? (Part 2)
- 20th Century Declarations: What Is the Church’s Mission in the World?
- Carrying Our Mission Into the 21st Century
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 a.m. service or the 11:00 a.m. 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 201 – 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.
Room 202 Upstairs. Make a left at the elevator and the class is the second 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.
New Horizons class to begin book study: “An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith” by Barbara Brown Taylor. The New Horizons class kicks off their study of “An Altar in the World” on August 20. The New Horizons class meets in Room 203: top of the stairs outside the sanctuary, then left, 2nd door on the right past the elevator. An overview of the book from Amazon: In the New York Times bestseller An Altar in the World, acclaimed author Barbara Brown Taylor continues her spiritual journey by building upon where she left off in Leaving Church. With the honesty of Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) and the spiritual depth of Anne Lamott (Grace, Eventually), Taylor shares how she learned to find God beyond the church walls by embracing the sacred as a natural part of everyday life. In An Altar in the World, Taylor shows us how to discover altars everywhere we go and in nearly everything we do as we learn to live with purpose, pay attention, slow down, and revere the world we live in.