Sunday School Programs
Families of Faith
This class, led by Joe McConnell, is made up of adults. They meet in the Fellowship Hall for the beginning of class to visit with each other and how their weeks have gone. Then they go downstairs to one of the classrooms for study. The class studies how our Christian faith relates to our daily living and how God wants us to live our lives. The class uses various Christian materials including books, videos, articles, and other materials to reflect on "busy lives", "contentment", and social issues. 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.
This class, led by various members of the class, meets in the Library. They study a wide variety of topics ranging from current issues, social and justice issues, book of the Bible study, and Presbyterian Church U.S.A. mission and current concerns. They use resources that rely on contemporary theologians as well as established theologians from throughout the ages. As well as striving to continue to learn and grow in their faith, they also focus on building a loving community within their group.
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!
Young Adults Class
Join us every Tuesday evening at 7pm to explore and expand your faith! Several years ago we had a group called the "20's Connection". It was a non-denominational group with the purpose to connect young adults who were looking for more than just the daily grind. There was a need for this type of connection and it was met. Fast forward to today and the need is back! Led by Jake and Erin Thorius, this group meets every Tuesday evening for some faith, friendship, fellowship, and food!
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 have a Sewing Group that makes quilts, comforters, baby blankets, hats and other items for people in our community.
UPLift is our women's ministry that meets monthly. It stands for United Presbyterian Ladies in fellowship together. We gather together sharing laughs, our creative talents, seasonal activities, and ways to help others within our congregation as well as our community.
Worship band is made up of instrumentalists and vocalists. Members of this group enjoy and understand the importance of contemporary worship music styles and more. Instruments include acoustic guitars, electric guitar, percussion, and vocalists. The focus of this group is to lead contemporary worship songs. This is a high school age to adult group.