Faith Development

 

Programs for Adults

Spirited Readers - Winter 2018 

Groups meet twice a month:

Mondays at 10:30am  at First Church and Wednesdays at 7pm at people's homes

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Programs for Children and Youth

Our SchoolHouse is not what you'd expect in a Sunday School:  spotlights, mics, keyboard, sound system, exposed pipes and old heater, carpeted risers with comfy pillows, gymnastic mat, neon black-glass board, smart TV & Wi-Fi, with a very cool brick wall created by church member (and muralist) Hank Prussing and the four ninth graders who helped dream up this space.

We call it a one-room schoolhouse, harkening back to the olden days, because we are mixing ages and also because we're inviting elders to teach forgotten skills like storytelling, sewing, letter-writing, inventing, planting, and repairing. Like everything else, faith evolves, and spiritual perspective and wisdom are hard-won, but the themes Jesus taught remain the same:  grace, compassion, forgiveness, and rebirth. Welcome to our new-old SchoolHouse!

To learn more about Godly Play, click here.

Nursery care is always available for our youngest.

G CREW is a Sunday Night youth program for kids in grades 9-12. Meeting in the refurbished youth room (think rec room on steroids), they gather every Sunday evening for consideration of a timely topic, through… music, YouTube videos, movies, guest speakers, TED talks, books, service, art, meditation, science, thinking, and exploring! In a safe environment of trust, youth are encouraged to get in touch with a spiritual self and sense of meaning at the same time they connect with the world beyond.

FAITH-ED is a class for 8th graders to explore their faith. Topics include… the foundations of Christianity, differences between Catholics and Protestants and how they separated, how the Bible was written, exploring the difference between exclusivist, inclusivist and pluralist religious perspectives, the dialogue between science and faith, what being “congregational” means, meditation and prayer, world religions, different Christian denominations, and much much more.

No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey,

you are welcome here.

Adult programs

Sunday Morning Forums. At these informal sessions held after worship in Cook Hall, participants generally share a light meal of soup and bread and explore a topic related to the morning’s sermon. Recent discussions have focused on such diverse issues as life after death and immigration.

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