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Spiritual Growth

Sunday School

Classes start September 12, 2021

 

Children's Sunday School

We are so excited to dive in with your kids as we play games, do science stuff, and have fun with faith in a hands-on way.

  • Ms. Tracey will have the pre-K-K kids (while other adult helpers snuggle with babies)

  • Ms. Joyce Frazee will be with those kids in 1st-3rd grades

  • Ms. Marianne Rinker will meet with our 4th-6th graders.

Adult Sunday School

Life after COVID, led by Dr. Mary Clark. What does the Bible say about stress, loneliness, anxiety, and the many other things that people experienced during COVID? We will look at these issues with the double layer of scripture and psychology. Feel free to attend whenever you are able.  Room 202 

Coffee and Conversation, led by Lesley Bonsky and Sam Heffelbower. This informal drop-in adult gathering time will be filled with meaningful conversation about life and faith. Room 200

 

Midweek Offerings for Adults

Words of Life Book Study, led by Pastor Paul. Nearly everyone has heard of the Ten Commandments, the list of "thou-shalt-nots" found in the Bible. Jesus saw these commandments not as onerous burdens, but as guideposts to help us experience a good and beautiful life. These ten ancient "words" were given to us by a loving God who longed to set safe boundaries, create order out of chaos, help communities live peacefully, and protect us—often from ourselves. This study will include a video and book discussion. Books can be purchased online through Cokesbury or Amazon. Tuesdays at 9:30 am, Parlor

Current Events, led by David Albery, This conversation-style class will examine current news events in light of Christian theology. Bring your Bible and any news articles or topics that challenge your Christian view of the world. This group will be meeting on Zoom until further notice. Contact Dave  Albery for Zoom information. 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm from September - June via Zoom.

Heart Sisters, led by Colleen Aben. Heart Sisters is a group of women who meet weekly to support one another and have a good book discussion at the same time. Starting Tuesday September 14, we will be meeting outside at the church at 7pm. As we see how the Fall plays out with weather and COVID safety, we will either move inside to the parlor or meet via Zoom. Open to new members for the first couple weeks.

Wednesday Nights Together from September 29-November 3. The evening starts will dinner at 5:30 and continues with programming at 6:30. Check out the information here.

Grace: A Workshop led by Dr. Mary Clark on Thursdays via Zoom at 7 pm from October 7-February 17 (no class on November 25 and December 23). 

 "Grace." We use the word often. We "say grace" before meals. "There but for the Grace of God go I." But do we know what it is? Do we fully understand the many dimensions of how grace works? For many, the answer is "not really." Hence, Grace: A Workbook.

Dr. Clark brilliantly incorporates the theology of grace with the psychology of everyday experiences, always focusing on the core of the Gospel. Grace: A Workbook is an invaluable tool to help us become the dynamic people that God has planned for us to be. It is a one-of-a-kind workbook written with a deep passion for the excitement of God's love and grace. At the end, readers will come out with a fresh sense of grace, as well as a fresh look at themselves and what we can become through the power of grace.

 

The goals of Grace: A Workbook - To gain an in-depth understanding of grace in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand interactive format;  This workbook came about as a result of teaching for a year on grace in her adult Sunday school class. In preparation, she read many excellent books about grace. However, she realized that many people, because of their life experiences, may have confusion and/or uncertainty about how to incorporate grace into their daily lives. Thus, these "lessons" ere conceived. Each week in her class, as the lessons challenged the students to comprehend the power of God's love and grace, they left feeling uplifted and excited to live their lives with a deeper faith and purpose in their Christian walk. 

Grace: A Workbook is interactive. It can have great benefit for someone to use individually, or, even more so, in a group setting. The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kindle. 

Living and Thriving, led by Teresa Bowers and Dr. Mary Clark. This ministry fellowship is or people who struggle with chronic illness, and for their family and caregivers. 3rd Friday of the month via Zoom. Contact Teresa Bowers for Zoom information.

 

Youth Groups

 Starting on September 19, 2021

Jr. High Youth Group 

Designed for 7th and 8th graders, the Jr. High Youth Group is tailored to create laughter, joy, and friendship as faith is formed and developed. As the kids learn of Jesus, they will play games, have challenging discussions, and grow closer as a group. Meetings for this group will be in person in the youth room. We will begin with an outdoor  in-person meeting at the church on Sunday, September 19 from 5:30-6:30 pm. You can email Pastor Nick for more information.

 

Senior High Youth Group 

We encourage 9th through 12th graders to join youth group where the love of Jesus is shared through conversation, games, and personal growth! Each week will have new games, discussion questions, and voices to help the youth experience where God is at work in this world, and how Jesus can transform their lives. This group will meet in the youth room on the lower level. Join us for our first outdoor youth group meeting at the church on Sunday, September 19 @ 6:30 pm where we will work on creating our groups and set meeting times. You can also email Pastor Nick.

 

Stay tuned for the Junior and Senior High Sunday School schedule!

 

Children's Ministry

Nursery through 6th grade

Colleen Aben 2019

Colleen Aben

Director of Children's Ministries

Ms. Colleen oversees the Children's Ministry - Sunday School and WOW (Worship Our Way). Contact her to find out what's going on this Fall as she leads our kids through growing in faith!

Tracey Huber 2019

Tracey Huber

Coordinator of Early Childhood Development

Ms. Tracey leads our nursery and interacts with the nursery and preschool aged children. Contact her to find out how your little might become a favorite of Ms. Tracey!

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Kelly Sheckell

Club 456 Leader

Ms. Kelly leads the kids in grades 4, 5, and 6 in a time of spiritual development that's mixed with FUN! Contact her to find out how to have your 4th, 5th, or 6th grader join in that fun!

Youth Ministry

7th - 12th grade youth

Pastor Nick 2019

Associate Pastor

Pastor Nick challenges our youth from 7th grade through 12th grade to grow spiritually by helping them apply their faith to everyday life. 

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JAM (Jesus and Me)

This high-spirited group of youngsters will be meeting on Sunday evenings. Contact Pastor Nick to find out what's going on and when!

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Senior High Youth Group

Our senior high youth are serious about living their lives as followers of Christ. They come together on Sunday evenings in small groups to learn and grow in their faith to help them live in the world. Contact Pastor Nick to find out details of when and where!