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Sunday Morning Schedule (Sept 10-May 27)

Worship (9:00 a.m.) in the Sanctuary

Sunday School for all ages (10:00 a.m.)

Worship (11:00 a.m.) in the Sanctuary

Sunday Mornings @ Second (June 3-Sept 7, 2018)

Worship (8:45 a.m.) in the Chapel

Worship (10:00 a.m.) in the Sanctuary

A nursery is available each Sunday morning.

*Note: CWW will meet during the 11:00 a.m. service.

Christian Education Brochure for 2017-2018

Safe Place Child & Youth Protection Policy - Second Presbyterian Church

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Sunday School Offerings September 10-May 20...

For Children and Youth

2's & 3's Sunday School:

Teachers: Millie Anderson, Peggy Baynton, Sally I'Anson & Poo Wyche

Children enjoy age-appropriate faith-based learning. Teachers lead the class in Bible stories, music and craft based on the God Loves Me curriculum.

4 Year Old Preschool Sunday School:

Teachers: Bob Groth, Anne Horton & Susan Lancaster

Teachers work with children using age-appropriate lessons and play, through art, music, and storytelling. This class will explore key Old Testament and New Testament Bible stories each year.

Kindergarten-3rd Grade: The River

River Coordinator: Maria Blackshaw

Using the Spark Rotation curriculum, kindergartners through third graders will spend four weeks on a Bible story, and visit different workshops each week in order to experience the same story from different perspectives. The workshops include "MArts" (Music & Arts), "God's Table" (Cooking), "Holy Word, Holy Motion" (Bible Storytelling through games and drama), and "Holy Explosion" (Science).

4th & 5th Grade: Faith in Action

Teachers: Russell Bailey, Robyn Johnsen, & Donna Wardell

Each week during Sunday school, these grades will gather together to learn about God's Word for their lives using the Connect curriculum, engaging videos, Bible exploration, and hands-on projects. Throughout the church school year, they will have the opportunity to put God's Words to action, as they join together in mission as the 4th & 5th Grade Faith in Action Mission Club!

6th-7th Grade: The Intersection

Teachers: Jim Baynton, Judy Bishop, & Larry Nichols

Studying the "Compass Points" of faith, these young people explore ways to put their faith into practice, discerning the ways they are called to be disciples on their Christian journey.

8th Grade Confirmation Class: The Intersection

Teachers: Rick Harvey, Ken Lyons, Sarah Ludwig, Christal Pearson, & Rachel Thompson

Each Sunday, this class explores God's Living Word, as they study and discuss together the ways these ancient stories still hold truth have meaning for our lives today. Each confirmation student also has a faith mentor to help guide them on this yearlong journey.

Sr. High Breakfast Club: The Library

Teachers: Mary Conkling, Jeff Smith, & Carolyn Sharpe

Sr. Highs join for reflection on a scripture passage followed by conversation about how that passage impacts our actual lives. This format is focused on facilitating strong relationships between youth and their teachers so that our teenagers know they have a safe space to explore, reflect on and grow in their faith. (Plus, breakfast snacks are provided - what's not to love?!)

For Adults

Wired Word (Young Adult Class): Cafe (Lower Level)

Facilitators: Miranda Eggleston, Scott, Vaughan, & David Wardell

Join a diverse group of adults for a meaningful look at topics pertinent to Christian life today. Using The Wired Word, facilitators will help the class explore current events in light of scripture and faithful dialogue.

The Journey Class: The Trent Classroom

Facilitators: Bill Blaylock, Dick Hodges, Edie Naughton, John Saunders, & George Wilson

Join the Journey Class as they delve deeply into Bible study through the Kerygma Adult Bible Study series. Discover the richness of the Psalms in terms of spirituality, personal growth, and worship. Discern that when Job asks “why,” we, too, strain to hear God’s answers. Listen for the echoes of the early church and the Apostles in Galatians and James.

Open Door: The Session Room

Facilitators: Barry Holman, Therry Neilsen-Steinhardt, Mike Sisk, & Bruce Stockburger

Begin the fall with Peter Enns’ book The Sin of Certainty, which tackles the ways Christians mistake “certainty” and “correct belief” for faith when what God really desires is trust and intimacy. Take part in this engaging discussion for a fresh model of vibrant faith that views skepticism not as a loss of belief, but as an opportunity to deepen religious conviction with courage and confidence. Following this series, the class will take part in a special DVD-based series called Jesus Fatwah: Love Your (Muslim) Neighbor as Yourself.

Covenant Conversation: Reading Room

Facilitators: Cindy Appel, Jeff and Robin Hobbs, & Cindy Waters

Have you ever wondered what makes us Presbyterian? Join in an engaging conversation exploring our theology and tradition. Ask the questions you’ve always wondered about. And learn about what makes us unique. A part of this discussion will evolve into a course on the history and meaning of the Apostles’ Creed. And in Advent, the class will shift to discussion of Advent hymns and the symbols and meaning they hold.

Linger with the Word: Congregational Care Office

Facilitators: Varied

Join this small group for a contemplative prayer time as they practice Lectio Divina using Biblical passages selected from the Revised Common Lectionary. Lectio Divina is a way of reading the scriptures to open ourselves to what God wants to say to us, a holy listening. This quiet time of reflection and sharing is not a progressive study, so all are welcome anytime.

Confirm Not Conform for Adults: The Intersection

Facilitators: Carter Brothers, Scott Crawford, David Johnsen

Geared toward the parents of confirmands, this 9 week companion class will parallel parts of what our 8th grade youth will be learning in confirmation this year. Participants will be invited to ask questions they have always wanted to ask and explore their faith from an adult perspective. The emphasis will be on building an authentic faith, and lessons will cover basics on the Bible, creeds, sacraments, and topics which may have been ignored or lost in the mists of time. Fall Schedule: Sept 17, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12.

POP UP Sunday School: Fellowship Hall (1st Sundays)

POP UP is a class for adults that meets on the 1st Sunday of the month in Fellowship Hall. Upcoming Dates:

  • Dec 3 - "Christmas Accounts in the Gospels." This first Sunday of Advent, join Elizabeth Link in the Chapel for a Pop-Up Sunday school class exploring how Christmas is observed in each of the four Gospels. Mark is straight to the point, "just the facts, ma'am." Matthew gives a roll call of Jesus' genealogical credentials. John transports us all the way back to the dawn of vreation. Luke lingers on the details so familiar to us in Christmas hymns and pageants. Though different in their retellings, each of these accounts lends something spectacular to the mystery in the birth of Jesus. Join us as we read, reflect, and prepare our hearts and minds for this holy season.
  • *Children, Worship, & Wonder (CWW)

    (During the 11:00 a.m. Service, Sept-May)

    Children ages pre-K through first grade enjoy their own special time of worship and wonder at CWW. Following the children’s time during the 11:00 a.m. worship service, children are excused to the temporary River Gathering Room on the second floor. There they learn the stories of our faith and worship God in a setting and style geared toward their needs and stages of development. Biblical stories are told in the context of a worship experience that includes singing, response time, and “the feast.” We hope that this program will nurture children’s innate sense of wonder, as they develop a sense of awe and reverence for worship.

    Any questions about Sunday Mornings @ Second, or other opportunities for education, please contact elizabeth@spres.org

    Sunday Evenings @ Second, Sept-May:

    Children's Choir Dinner & Rehearsal (5:00 p.m.)

    Parenting Book Study (5:00 p.m.)

    Youth Choir Rehearsal (an element of the Youth Groups program)

    Youth Club (middle school) & Sr. High Youth Group (See Calendar for up-to-date information)

    For any questions about the Children's Choir or Youth Choir and Instrumental Ensemble, please contact Children's Choir Director Kristen Smith.

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