Christian Education

Eastminster Presbyterian Church Sanctuary“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.”  Romans 12: 2

At Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Christian education happens not only in Sunday morning church school but in everything we do as a community of faith. One of the most important hours of Christian education is the worship hour, a time when the community of faith comes together to glorify God.

Through worship, our community is shaped through the Word read, sung and proclaimed and through our participation in the sacraments, baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Then, throughstudy together as a community of faith, we grow in the knowledge and love of Christ.

 

SUNDAY CHURCH SCHOOL OFFERINGS

Church School Classes are offered for all ages and in a variety of learning styles.

  • Nursery/Toddlers (0 - 2's) and Preschool/Kindergarten (3's to Kindergarten:   At the current time, the PC(USA) curriculum, Wee Believe, nurtures the development of faith through age-appropriate Bible stories, creative arts and music.
  • Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-6:  This PC(USA) curriculum, Wee Believe, used for both age froups is organized around the liturgical year. Through Biblical stories shared in a variety of ways, children learn in a setting that stimulates their imagination and encourages class participation.
  • Grades 7 through 12:    At the present, our young people are using the discussion-based lessons from The Thoughtful Christian and Talk Sheets.

ADULT CLASSES

Our adult classes welcome persons of all ages and stages of life--numerically, spiratually, scoially, economically, etc... You are invited to come pray, study God's Word, reflect upon its message, share with one another and fo out refreshed and renewed as Christ's disciples.

  • Gleaners Class:   The Gleaners Class is a diverse group characterized by their rotation of class facilitators who select the theme for the year and the curriculum to guide their study of the theme. These themes range from Bible study to Reformed theology to Church history. Currently, Uniform Lesson Series The Present Word , which currently includes Winter 2015-2016 "Sacred Gifts and Holy Gatherings".

  • Christian Living Class:   The Christian Living Class sonsists of cengregants from young adults to empty-nesters who engage in deep discussion of issues affecting Christians, ranging from ethical studies to theological quistions. This fall, they will ve concluding a BBC documentary on Americal church history and beginning the NOOMA video series by Rob Bell, which introduces topics for siscussion regarding Christian living and thought.
  • The Searchers Class:   The Searchers Class uses a variety of methods in their study as they explore faith and life as a Christian. These range from video sublects, books, articles, the Bible and a variety of viewpoints as members discuss issues and seek to understand. All who are interested in learning in different and non-traditional wars are invited to learn with us.
  • The Friendship Class:   The Friendship Class, made up largely of mature adults, unilizing The Present Word quarterly curriculum to guide their discussions as they seek to apply the study of the Bible to daily living.

 

YOUNG ADULTS

The Young Adults seek to grow into a community where they can learn about God and themselves, serve their neighbors and those in need, and grow together as disciples of Jesus Christ. They meet monthly for fellowship times over dinner, mission and service to the community, or other activities throughout the year.

These young adults are a wide-ranging community. They are married or single, parents, college age, or celebrating a 20th reunion, just beginning a new job or established in a fulfilling career, life-long church goers or just beginning to explore our faith, and everywhere in between.

THE WEDNESDAY NIGHT SERIES

On Wednesday evenings, our short-term studies center on the season of Advent in the fall and Lent in the spring. A light dinner, for which a freewill offering is received, is offered for the convenience of those participating in Wednesday night activities.

Our Wednesday Schedule:

  • 4:00 p.m. Class
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. Prayer Service
  • 6:30 p.m. Class
  • 7:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal

Sunday Schedule

  •   8:30 AM Breakfast
  •   9:30 AM Church School
  • 10:30 AM Fellowship Time
  • 11:00 AM Service for the Lord's Day