“If you call the Sabbath a delight and the Lord’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way, then you will find your joy in the Lord!” -Isaiah 58:13,14
Sunday School Classes for all ages (children – adult) 9:30 – 10:15 am
All classes resume Sunday, September 9
Adult Sunday School Classes:
Blessings of the Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel, PhD.
In the trenches of a typical day, every parent encounters a child afflicted with ingratitude and entitlement. In a world where material abundance abounds, parents want so badly to raise self-disciplined, appreciative, and resourceful children who are not spoiled by the plentitude around them. But how to accomplish this feat? Dr. Mogel helps parents learn how to turn their children’s worst traits into their greatest attributes. Starting with stories of everyday parenting problems, this study shows how to teach children to honor their parents and to respect others, escape the danger of overvaluing children’s need for self-expression so that their kids don’t become “little attorneys,” accept that their children are both ordinary “and” unique, and treasure the power and holiness of the present moment. It is Mogel’s singular achievement that she makes these teachings relevant for any era and any household of any faith.
Sundays. September 9 – October 21
Second floor conference room
Led by: Christina Carlisle, Stephanie Carter, April Weiser
The Fourth Gospel
The Gospel of John occupies a unique place in the New Testament canon. Full of paradox, it is at once profoundly Jewish and disturbingly anti-Jewish. Many of its metaphors seem to contradict one another: How can Jesus be not only the Good Shepherd, but also the Sheep, Gate and the Lamb?! Join us as we explore the language, the characters, and the stories that make John the most beloved and the most controversial of the four gospels.
Sundays, September 9 – November 11
Led by: Beth Poe
History of the Early Church
This course will compliment a similar Sunday School series from last year with an in depth look at The Triumph of Christianity by Bart D. Ehrman. Discussion will focus on the myriad factors that contributed to the rise of Christianity from an obscure Jewish sect to the official state religion of Rome.
Sundays, September 9 – October 7
Land Building Lakeside Room
Led by: Geoff Snodgrass
Worship is the gathering in God’s presence in a special way we don’t do the rest of the week. Geared for 2nd and 3rd graders and their parents, this two-week workshop will help strengthen your family time during worship. The first Sunday, parents and students will study separately the importance of family worship along with practical hints and ideas to keep both parents and children focused. The second Sunday will be a review with both parties who will then go on a scavenger hunt through the sanctuary.
Sunday, September 16 – 23
Location: Parents – chapel
Children – Learning Center
Organized by: Michele Murphy
Merovingians, Carolingians, Anglo-Saxons, and Crusaders: The History of the Early Medieval Church.
This class will look at the development of medieval Christianity in the wake of the collapse of the Roman Empire in the west. Beginning with the conversion of the Franks and the Merovingian dynasty, the class will then look at Carolingian expansion of Christianity in Europe. It will then cover the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons and the interplay with Christianity as it existed in Britain at that time. Lastly, the class will cover the aggressive expansion of Christianity and attempts to take the Holy Land with the First Crusade in the late eleventh century.
Sundays, October 14 – November 11
Land Building Lakeside Room
Led by: Matt Guy
Come, Lord Jesus!
Using the booklet of meditations written by Richard Rohr, Preparing for Christmas, we will look at Advent with what will be for some of us new eyes. This fresh perspective will reveal that the Incarnation was already the Redemption because in Jesus’s birth God was already saying that it is good to be human, and God is on our side.
Sundays, November 25 – December 16
Led by: Beth Poe
Students 6th grade through 12th grade meet in the Youth Room on the third floor for discussions.
Children’s Sunday School Classes: Sunday mornings, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Classes resume Sunday, September 10
Deep Blue Kids (3 years old – 3rd grade) – Get ready for adventures! Join Asia, Edgar, and Kat, as well as their loyal dog, Indie, as they dive deep into the Bible. This program incorporates Bible stories, activities, crafts and games into a full faith experience for children.
Students are divided into three age groups:
3 years old through Pre-K – Meet in room 213
Kindergarten through 1st grade – Meet in room 212
2nd through 3rd grades – Meet in room 214
Challenger Class (grades 4 & 5) – Challenger Classroom 2nd Floor
4th and 5th graders are curious about their faith journey, have questions about what it means to be a Reformed Presbyterian and want to help others. This spirited group will work through all of these! They will learn how the Presbyterian Church was founded, participate in the Unity Build for Habitat for Humanity, lead the children’s message in 10:30 service and go on a fall retreat to Tickfaw State Park.
Sunday Nursery Care (0-3 years old)
Our experienced sitter staff invites all children under the age of three into our fully equipped nursery and playroom. Our classrooms met 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. The Nursery is open each Sunday from 8:15 a.m. – Noon and is located in the classroom off of Frampton Fellowship Hall on the first floor. Parents sign in children and check out a pager. Please label all of your children’s supplies and give any specific directions for your child directly to the sitters.
If you have questions regarding any of these classes, contact Director of Christian Education, Michele Murphy (email@example.com).