We offer Sunday School for all ages from the third Sunday of September to the third Sunday of June. Here are our current Christian Education opportunities:
Fall Session (September through November) 2014, Every Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
Children & Youth Sunday School Classes
Pre K – 1 teacher: Cailin Rabideau, downstairs
Grades 2 – 5 teacher: Susan Ginngreen, downstairs
We are excited for our Pre-K-1st Graders and 2nd-5th Graders to learn all about the Bible with a new Hands-On curriculum. The Bible will come alive, and our kids will truly be able to connect with God’s word. Bible Big Books, lively gizmos, music, and exciting active-learning tools will help our kids connect to Jesus in a fun and unforgettable way! Just as Jesus used everyday objects to teach eternal truths, Hands-On Bible Curriculum uses fun gizmos that will help our kids understand God’s Word, love it, and remember it for a lifetime. Each lesson focuses on an important Bible Point, and will allow our kids to apply what they are learning to their daily life. This will help them unlock their faith and form a deeper relationship with Jesus. Our kids will receive a take-home page every Sunday that provides parents with engaging family activities that reinforce the Bible truths learned in Sunday School.
Grades 6 – 12 teachers: Tommy Townson & Laura Wright, upstairs
The youth will be led through a series of entertaining and thought provoking NOOMA videos. Each video focuses on a different aspect of Christian life and the challenges and blessings that life presents. Jesus lived with the awareness that God is doing something, right here, right now, and anybody can be a part of it. He encouraged his listeners to search, to question, to wrestle with the implications of what he was saying and doing. He inspired, challenged, provoked, comforted, and invited people to be open to God’s work in this world. Wherever he went, whatever he did, Jesus started discussions about what matters most, because for Jesus, God is always inviting us to open our eyes and join in. NOOMA is a series of short films that explore our world from a perspective of Jesus. NOOMA is an invitation to search, question, and join the discussion.
We are excited to learn and grow together with Jesus, and look forward to seeing you in Sunday School!
Adult Sunday School Classes
Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotion by Lysa TerKeurst
Leader: Diane McGarry , Historical Room
Sharing from her own experience, Lysa observes how many women hold their feelings inside, until circumstances reach a crisis and we explode, speaking in anger and saying words we’ll regret later. In a very real way, we can come unglued and lose control of our emotions. But there is hope for women who desire healing for their emotions. Without offering pat answers or simple solutions, Lysa brings insight to help women resolve conflict in healthy ways and improve communication with those whom you’re in close relationship. Discover what it means to “renew your mind” in Biblical and practical ways.
How to Pray When You’re Pissed at God (Or Anyone Else) by Ian Punnett
Leader: Rev. Alan Rudnick, Upper Room
Pastor Alan will lead this study based on the book. No book is required, just bring your Bible. When things really go wrong, what do you do with the feeling that God is to blame? After a divorce, a broken friendship, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job or even the accumulation of all the tiny cracks in our spirit from life’s disappointments, it’s easy to feel pissed at God. When anger is left unchecked, it is harmful to our minds, bodies and souls. This study will provide a spiritual and biblical path for expressing your rawest emotions through prayer and how to rebuild a relationship with one’s higher power—or anybody else in your life. In addition, we’ll discover everyday language for transforming the negativity of anger into a positive and useful force that will ultimately help us pray more effectively, bring us closer to God, enhance our spiritual relationship, and change the way we live and love others. We will explore these topics: Is it okay to be mad at God? What is anger and is it always bad? I’m pissed. Can God handle my anger? Angry prayer at work.
A Study of the Book of Revelation
Leader: Terry van den Heever, Fellowship Room
“Now I saw Heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat upon him is called Faithful and True.” (Revelation 19:11) These are thrilling words describing the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to the earth in the “latter days”. What are these latter days? When will they be and what will happen? Join us for an in-depth study of the Book of Revelation and learn about God’s plan for the end times.
Fall Bible Studies and Youth Groups During the Week
Moms Bible Study
The Mom’s Bible study meets on alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays. Our new study will be One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. There is purity in simplicity and a breathtaking beauty that can be found even in life’s slightest details and heartbreaking moments. Ann Voskamp welcomes you in to explore her grace-bathed life of farming, parenting, and writing, and encourages you to live a life filled with gratitude, no matter where you are. New ladies are always welcome! If you’d like to join please contact Becky Patnode, email@example.com. Child care provided.
Led by our Youth Minster, Stephen Stewart, our middle and high school students meet throughout the year for a variety of relationship, faith building and service activities. The group also joins with the community youth group ignite! Check the website for definite dates bspastudentministries.com
High School Bible Study meets on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
at Christ Episcopal Church, (15 W. High St.).
Middle School Youth Group meets on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
at the Presbyterian Church (22 W. High St.).
Girls’ Group meets on the first and third Sundays at 4:30 p.m. here at the Baptist Church.
If you have any questions about our youth events, feel free to contact our Youth Minister, Stephen Stewart, 878-7408, firstname.lastname@example.org; or our Youth Worker, Kate Dashiell, 732-823-7974, email@example.com.