"AGAINST THE GRAIN: PASCAL, KIERKEGAARD, AND SIMONE WEIL"
led by Chris Currie | May 15, 2022
Sometimes the Christian life goes against the grain of the social graces of our culture, the cultural norms of our larger world, and even the accepted practices of the institutional church. With the help of Diogenes Allen’s book, The Three Outsiders, we will look at the lives of Blaise Pascal, Soren Kierkegaard, and Simone Weil, and how these figures from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries help us rediscover the strangeness of the Christian faith in the 21st century.
4-Year-olds through 3rd Graders are divided into groups. Throughout the year we explore stories from the Old and New Testaments using the Spark Classroom curriculum. Children learn at their level with a focus on hands-on learning. Weekly lessons help kids navigate the stories and compare what they learn to their own lives. Classes meet on the second floor of the church.
4TH AND 5TH GRADE: CHALLENGER CLASS
By this age, children begin to wonder what it means to be a Reformed Presbyterian and how the things they have learned in Sunday School impact their own lives. We study who John Calvin is and how the Reformed Presbyterian Church was founded, the books of the Bible, Psalm 23, and the Lord’s Prayer. The highlight of the semester is a weekend retreat.
NURSERY CARE (0-3 YEARS OLD)
Our experienced sitter staff invites all children under the age of five into our fully equipped nursery and playroom. Our classrooms meet all State requirements and we strive to maintain a safe and enriching environment for our youngest visitors. The staff is trained on church regulations and guidelines. Children 0 – 3 will meet in the Bear Classroom which is the corner classroom on the first floor.