Sunday School Programs
Families of Faith
The class is made up of young adults, studying how our Christian faith relates to our daily living and how God wants us to live our lives. Using Christian materials they have studied and reflected on "busy lives", "contentment", and social issues. Currently they're studying about finding grey in a black and white world. There's always a lively discussion and some laughter, too.
This class, taught by Karen Trotman, meets in the Chapel. They use video curriculum, Powerpoints, relevant books and the Bible for studies about the Christian Life as it applies to each of us. Some of the topics in the past have included: miracles, beatitudes, prayer, the Psalms, various other books, and a new look at the events of the life of Jesus.
The Soul Searchers Sunday School Class is a group that meets in Fellowship Hall and enjoys visiting and catching up – before it starts its lesson. When that’s completed, Lynn Loula leads the study with group participation. The materials used are emailed to the class members each week and are called “The Wired Word”. The lessons are generally built upon a current event with appropriate Bible verses and questions pertaining to the the event theme.
Inquiry study group meets in the lounge at 9 am. The Standard Lesson Quarterly is the study guide used and beginning in December the lessons will be "Creation: A Divine Cycle" from the books of Luke, Psalms, and Galatians. The lessons are led by those of the class on a volunteer basis.
Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study
This group of men meets in the church kitchen every Friday morning at 6:00 AM for a time of breakfast, conversation, encouragement, support, and a Christian Study from a book or video.
When Deacons are ordained and installed, they vow to “share the love and justice of our Lord Jesus to all, by showing concern and extending help to the friendless and to all those in need.” Another way of saying this is to “Live as Examples of Jesus.” It is a short, sometimes overwhelming phrase that includes many areas of servitude like delivering meals on wheels, home and care-center visits, rides to appointments, church, etc., nursing home worship service, and many more. The Deacons are always looking for more faithful servants to volunteer!
Members choose a book that they would like to read and report back to the group over a social luncheon at the church. The group meets the 3rd Thursday every month in the church library at 11:45 am. This is the 11th year this group has been together and always welcoming new members.
The Presbyterian Women host a Bible Study group which meets monthly from September to June, as well as some special events such as May Salad Luncheon, Fall Dessert and Christmas Tea. They also provide monthly birthday parties and hymn sing for the residents at Brownlee at the UP Home. They also have a Sewing Group that makes quilts, comforters, baby blankets, hats and other items.
Tuesday Morning Moms
Tuesday Morning Moms is a time of fellowship and laughter, giving moms with young children a chance to find time with God together. We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month through the school year from 8:30-10:30am. Two church members provide childcare during this time. We eat breakfast, catch up on each other's lives and spend some time helping each other with mommy questions and answers. We are currently reading "Out of the Spin Cycle" by Jen Hatmaker, giving us a chance to laugh and realize that motherhood is a crazy time for us all! In the past we have done other in depth Bible studies.
The choir sings once a month in worship with songs throughout the worship services. Chancel Choir is a high school age through adult musical group. Music selection includes music from all eras and is generally unison, two, three or four-part choral music.
The Wind Ensemble is made up of musicians from within our congregation and the surrounding community. This group is self-rehearsed with no weekly rehearsal schedule. The ensemble meets Sunday mornings before worship to bring together the instrumental parts with the pipe organ. This is a high school age to adult ensemble. With this group it is important to be able to read music, have previous instrumental ensemble experience, and the ability to be self-rehearsed. Instrumentalists (string, wind and percussion) from orchestral and band categories are encouraged to become a part of this group.
Worship band is made up of instrumentalists and vocalists. Members of this group enjoy and understand the importance of contemporary worship music styles more. Instruments include acoustic guitars, electric guitar, electric bass, piano, keyboard, drum set, aux, percussion, and vocalists. The focus of this group is to lead contemporary worship songs during 10:30 worship. The worship band also leads the CROSSing 5 pm service. This is a high school age to adult group.