WINTER 2024

Sunday Morning Classes

Children’s Education & Childcare

Sundays during the Service

Children’s Message – Each week, a brief children’s message is presented during the service. Children are invited to come to the steps of the Chancel (at the front of the Sanctuary) to hear and respond to the message.

Children’s Worship Time – Children ages 3 and up are invited to take part in a special worship and teaching time each Sunday during the Sermon in the Choir Room! Parents have the option of having their children return to the Sanctuary after the sermon or stay in the Choir Room until the worship service is over.

The Nursery will be open from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Sundays at 11 a.m.

We have fun and dynamic classes for all ages.
Sunday School takes place after the service from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the following rooms:

K-4 – 3rd Grade: 3rd Floor – West Room
5th – 7th Grade: 3rd Floor – Center Room
8th – 12th Grade: Room 206

Youth Group meets from 4-6 p.m. in the Youth Lounge (Basement)

Please note; class schedules can change during holiday periods or based on other schedule conflicts or other unforeseen events.

Adult Education

Sundays at 11 a.m.

CHRISTIANS IN THE AGE OF ANXIETY

Led by Dr. Greg Lewis

Are you or those close to you dealing with anxiety? Join us after the Sunday morning service in the Choir Room to learn about and discuss “Christians in the Age of Anxiety” from February 25 – April 28. This new adult ed class will be led by Dr. Greg Lewis, Clinical Director of The Counseling Center here at the church, and several guest leaders. We will explore what anxiety is, why we feel anxious, how we cope with anxiety, the role of prayer, the role of medications, anxiety in the age of digitalization, social media, and AI, along with what the Bible has to say about anxiety.

GLOBAL MISSIONS IN A WORLD GONE AWRY

Taught by Dr. Peter Lee

What does Global Missions look like in a world that seems to have gone awry? This new Sunday class, led by Rev. Dr. Peter Lee, will meet in the Dining Room. It introduces the topic of global missions for the local congregation, given the context of history, the Bible, and so much more. We will also attend to recent developments, crucial issues, and trends while being mindful of their implications for local congregations in North America who have the world coming to them/to us. Join us to learn, discuss, experience, and think ahead as a church for “Global Missions for the Local Congregation”. February 25- April 28, after the service in the dining room.

PILLARS OF REFORMED CHRISTIAN FAITH

Video lectures by R.C. Sproul
Facilitated by Richard Bell

Pillars of Reformed Christian Faith is an examination of the biblical truths that inform and instruct believers about what they should believe and how they should live. Class meetings begin with a lecture by R.C. Sproul from his famous series, Foundations; An Overview of Systematic Theology, and continue with discussion in seminar format.

The general subjects of Parts I and II were God’s revelation and God’s nature. The general subject of this part is sin and redemption, comprising lectures entitled Angels & Demons, The Creation of Man, The Nature of Sin, Original Sin, Transmission of Sin, The Covenants, The Christ of the Bible, The Christ of the Creeds, The Names of Christ, The States of Christ, The Offices of Christ, The Substitutionary Atonement, Why Did Christ Die?, and The Extent of the Atonement.

THE BOOK OF ACTS

Taught by John Mauck

The Book of Acts was written by Luke—with the Apostle Paul’s extensive assistance—to defend Paul on the occasion of his pending trial before Nero and to bring the most important news in world history to the capital of the Empire, to the Roman hierarchy, to Nero himself, and to the Gentilr world. (Acts 20:24 23:11, 25:10-11, 26:32,27:24).

This class, taught by First Pres member John Mauck, will provide the following takeaways:

  1. New understanding of how Acts can help us understand the present-day conflicts over Jewishness, Islam, Christianity, and American political, social and moral issues.
  2. New evidence for the resurrection of Jesus, and the historicity of Acts.

John Mauck is a long time teacher at FPCE, a lawyer, and the author of the award winning Paul on Trial which, together with the Bible, will be the texts for the anticipated 23 Winter and Spring class sessions.