Children's Sunday School
Children's Sunday School meets during the 9:30 a.m. service. Children attending the 11:10 a.m. service are welcome to stay with their parents in the service until the offering at which time they leave to attend Childrens Church held in the 1st grade class room.
The Grand Narrative of Scripture: Although it spans more than 2,000 years, Scripture tells one unified story from Genesis to Revelation, culminating in the person of Jesus Christ. The Bible is the story of God, the world, and the meaning of history. To paraphrase C. S. Lewis, Christianity is the story that makes sense of all the other stories – that makes sense of our world. This Fall we will begin examining that story from Creation, to Abraham, to Sinai, to the Kings, to Israel's Exile, to rebuilding of the Temple by exploring key passages of the Old Testament each week. From Genesis to Malachi we will ask ourselves: what is the unified story the Bible tells us? Where is it all leading? And how does that story shape our stories now? This class is held in Harris Hall at 9:30 a.m. and led by Jim Neumann. It will be followed in the Spring by Part 2: The Grand Narrative of Scripture – New Testament.
Faith and Reason: "What Hath Athens to do with Jerusalem?" Exploring the Interface of Faith and Reason in Christian Thought- Come join us as we examine the interconnections of philosophy and theology on issues including the doctrine of God, the incarnation, revelation, and religious experience. Operating in a historical mode, we shall talk about how Christian theologians over the centuries have critically appropriated philosophical ideas from their cultural backgrounds to articulate Christian beliefs, and why that history is important for Christians living today. This class meets in the Library at 9:30 a.m. and is led by Rory Misiewicz.