Church school plays an important role in the spiritual formation of our congregation. We have classes for the youngest of our children, classes for people attempting to learn the basics of their faith, classes for people "on down the road" of their faith journey, and classes for people interested in discussing topical issues.
Church school occurs every Sunday from 10:30 - 11:30 am in various classrooms. Our current line-up of classes includes:
Little Lambs (preschool) Sunday School - meeting in the upper CDO room, the preschoolers explore matters of faith in age-appropriate ways through music, crafts, and storytelling. Janice Odom leads this group.
Children K-5th grade meet upstairs in the Children’s Sunday School room to hear Bible stories and participate in fun activities.
Youth Sunday School for grades 6th- High School Seniors and meets upstairs in the Youth Room. We are currently going over OT Bible Stories.
Fellowship Hall Class: Although our class has never selected a name, we are a Bible study that began 3 years ago with an agreement between Brian Jackson and Nick Hetman to read the Bible together cover-to-cover. We have made it to Genesis 35, and invite any and all to join us every Sunday morning at 9 in the Fellowship Hall for an hour of inching our way towards the New Testament. The New York Times says "Brilliant, enlightening and sometimes Nick and Robin bring bagels."
The Seekers class is a participatory discussion class that looks at various topics related to the church, bible, current events, and social topics. We are currently doing an introductory study of the gospels starting with Matthew. Our 4th and final look at this gospel will be this Sunday, then we will move to Mark. We love lively discussions that go on many tangents. Some of our favorite study venues are short video enhanced classes such as those offered by Pastor Adam Hamilton, a Methodist minister from Kansas.
The Crossroads class meets at 9:15 AM on Sundays in the chapel. Both men and women participate. We examine relevant topics of interest in depth using readings, DVDs, lectures, and discussions as appropriate. For example we just completed an extended examination of the Christian church's early history. We are now beginning a study focusing on the human brain, how it works, and how it can be maintained and enhanced throughout one's life. A key feature of the class is the wide-ranging discussions that highlight each session.
The Men's Bible Class meets downstairs. We use The Present Word literature. December-February these sessions from Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians draw us to a deeper understanding of who Christ is and what it might mean to imitate Christ in our lives.
The Present Word is published in partnership with the Christian Church(Disciples of Christ), the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, The Moravian Church in America (North and South), the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and the United Church of Christ.