9 to 9:50 a.m.
Infants to Two’s
As you enter the Education building from the Recreation Building side of the parking lot, the nursery is on the left in room 105 next to the hospitality area where you can get coffee and snacks. Nursery staff will be there to make them comfortable and give lots of attention to the little ones.
Curriculum for Children
This year the curriculum, from PC(USA) will help transform the lives of children and those who love them, shaped by grade and gratitude. Each session shares a Bible story that reveals God’s grace for us. Through fun, age-appropriate activities, prayer, and singing, children and their leaders will celebrate the meaning of this grace in their lives as they encounter a living God.
Room is 106 where the two-year-olds and three-year-olds and the Pre-K through Kindergarten meets with these experienced and loving teachers.
Laura Papotto, Gennie Howes, Pat Zrolka, Jill Jarvis and Lisa Temples are the teachers in rotation here.
First through Fifth Grades, Room 111
Older children meet with these dedicated teachers.
Jackie Harper, Sarah Slusher, and Klara Smith teach 1st through 5th grades.
Middle School – Faith Questions, Middle School Room
A curriculum written and published by the PC(USA) where topics in typically four-session studies explore questions that many teens have about certain subjects. During the fall they will cover topics like Faith and Science, Monday and Forgiveness.
Our Middle Schoolers meet in the Middle School Lounge off the Sanctuary with Basil Papatto, and Marsha Ashby
NEW SERIES – intergenerational
High School age and up – yes that means adults!
Animate – Seven leading Christian voices. Seven big conversations about faith
Meets in the Youth Lounge with seven different leaders for each conversation.
Fidelis – The Present Word, Meets in the Library in the Office Building
A biblical study experience. The class uses “The Present Word, The Adult Student’s Book” published quarterly by the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Bible. While the classes are based on the scripture lesson for that Sunday and the commentary by the authors, the teacher’s class conduct brings out considerable far-reaching discussion, questions, and applicability to today’s cultural experiences. The class is enriched by all participation and welcomes additional members.
Deanna Hall, John Brooke , and Joseph Cooper lead the class
Potpourri, Meets in Room 116, last classroom on the right in the Education Building
The Potpourri Sunday School Class
17 Sep – Oct 22, 2017: Paul and the Galatians [Rev. Paul E. Stroble]. “It explores the difficult relationship between the Law of the Jews and the Christian faith of the Galatians. Drawing on historical data about the Galatian congregations and their origins, the author explains how Paul understood his audience and tailored his argument to address the particular threats to their faith and their misunderstandings of the relationship between law and freedom.” “The six session topics are: Who Were the Galatians? (1:1–10); A “Second String” Apostle? (1:11–2:10); Faith or Works? (2:11–2:21); Faith Came First (3:1–4:7); What Is Liberty? (4:8–5:24); and Life in the Spirit (5:25–6:18).” (Abingdon Press) This book is available through both Cokesbury and Amazon in hardcopy and electronic format. The calendar attached to the SAPC Sunday School web page will have study notes for the book.
Oct 29 – Nov 19, 2017: Presbyterians and Mormons: A Study in Contrasts [Theology and Worship Ministry Unit, Presbyterian Church (USA)]. This 1990 study is in response to a 1988 request from the Presbytery of Grand Canyon to the 200th General Assembly (1988) for a “definitive statement” regarding the relationship of the beliefs of “the Church of Latter-day Saints” to the beliefs of Christian faith and doctrine. The General Assembly authorized the Theology and Worship Ministry Unit “to prepare a brief study guide that contrasts the teachings of the Latter-day Saints church with that of the Reformed/Presbyterian tradition.” This resulting study “accepts the Latter-day Saints church as part of the American religious landscape and eschews pejorative language. On the other hand, it raises serious questions regarding the Latter-day Saints’ theological system, especially where it differs from traditional, ‘catholic’ Christian doctrine. By clarifying some of these basic issues, this document attempts to provide a context for ongoing discussion.” A PDF copy of this report obtained from the Presbyterian Mission Agency (Resources) is attached to the SAPC Sunday School web page below this entry. The calendar attached to the SAPC Sunday School web page will have study notes for the report.
Dec 3 – Dec 17, 2017: The Redemption of Scrooge [Rev. Matt Rawle]. “Ebenezer Scrooge is a man in dire need of a second chance. Is redemption possible for such a greedy, dark and sad character? The Redemption of Scrooge, from Matt Rawle’s The Pop in Culture Series, shows us how the teachings of Jesus can be found in Dickens’ Christmas classic. From the ghosts of Christmas past, to the Life of the present, and the resurrection of Christmas future, this Advent study will “bless us every one” and reinvigorate our spiritual journeys as we look at this familiar story through the lens of faith.” (Abingdon Press) This book is available through both Cokesbury and Amazon in hardcopy and electronic format. The calendar attached to SAPC Sunday School web page will have study notes for the book.
Mike Bearden, Discussion Leader; for questions, 404-660-8234, firstname.lastname@example.org . All are welcomed.