Nowhere is our mission to “Make God’s Love Visible through Spiritual Renewal, Learning and Outreach” more apparent than in our Christian Education (CE) program. In fact, CE is at the heart of our Church. We offer programs for infants through adults – and everyone is welcome, anytime.
Our Church school program, ages 3 years old through 3rd grade currently uses the Deep Blue curriculum from Cokesbury. Deep Blue covers the whole Bible in three years while celebrating that we are people of God and disciples of Christ. Our 4th-5th grade class uses a curriculum from Spark House called Connect. It is a great choice for our older elementary youth as it challenges them to take their faith a step further and connect our beloved stories and principles to our every day life. Our amazing volunteer church school staff and Christian education elders foster community, discussion, and discipleship in the time we spend together each week. Our church school meets during our worship hour. They children are dismissed to the classrooms after the children’s sermon.
Our Middle School youth (6-8th grade) spend time working through the foundations of our faith and understanding what we believe as Presbyterians following Christ’s call. We build on their knowledge of the Bible stories and the ministry of Jesus and place in the context of how we live out that faith in today’s world. The questions and conversations are amazing!
We offer a Confirmation Class each year. It is typically offered to our 8th grade youth. Older youth seeking to be confirmed in the Presbyterian Church are always welcome to join in our classes.
Our High School youth serve as teacher assistants in our church school program. They work alongside our church school teachers helping to plan the lesson, taking attendance, helping with activities, and any other need that may arise. Our high school youth have study and fellowship time immediately following worship. We join together for Bibles and Bagels. It is a time to check in for the week, explore faith topics, and build lasting relationships.