SUNDAY CONNECTION TIME10:15 a.m. on Sundays (between our two worship services) beginning March 1, 2020. Classes are available for all ages.
CHILDRENBeginning March 1, during worship (9:00 & 11:11), children will remain seated with their families. Activity bags and worship helps are always available at the children's check-in desk outside Wesley Hall.
NurseryA professionally-staffed nursery is available throughout the morning for infants to 4-year old children.
Children's Sunday School will take place at the same time that Adult Classes are being offered so that the whole family can enjoy Christian Education at the same time. Classes will be offered for pre-schoolers to 3rd graders in Wesley Hall. Check in your children at the children's check-in desk outside Wesley Hall.
Light Keepers We are excited to offer Light Keepers for 4th and 5th graders. This will be led by Sarah Black. Sarah will lead students to dive deeper into their faith with the goal of growing in their personal relationship with Jesus.
YOUTH A youth class is for students in grades 6 to 12. The class will meet from 10:10 to 10:50 a.m. in the second floor of Asbury Centre (across Chicago Street). We seek to deepen their faith through Bible study, activities and discussion.
Book: The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan SmithSundays, 10:15 a.m. (March 1 - April 5) in the Library, located behind the balcony. Led by Pastor Lowell Black
A study book will be used for this class led by Pastor Lowell. We all have ideas we tell ourselves about God and how He works in our lives. Some are true-but many are false. James Bryan Smith, our author, believes those thoughts determine not only who we are, but how we live.
In the pages of this book you are invited to put your ideas to the test to see if they match up with what Jesus, Himself, reveals about God. Once you've discovered the truth in Scripture, you can engage in a process of spiritual formation that includes specific activities aimed at making these new narratives real in your body and soul, as well as your mind. Sign up online here or at the Event Desk by Monday, February 11 so that books may be ordered.
The Following adult classes require no prior reading or textbook to participate:
Lectio Divina Sunday EncounterSundays, 10:15 a.m. in the Balcony Chapel. Led by Jan Yudt and Terry Sauer
Here is a new offering of an old spiritual practice from the earliest days of the church with roots in Judaism. Lector Divina is "divine reading" or "listening" to the words of Holy Scripture. Lector Divina invites us to treat scripture not as a text to be studied or a set of truths to be grasped but as the Living Word-always alive and always fresh and new. Lector Divina is a way of listening, of seeking God's still small voice to speak personally. It, too, is a way of leading into prayer. During this time you will be gently guided into a time of silence, then reading and listening to a short passage of scripture-this allows ourselves to be addressed by God's Word.
Christian History/Biblical Literature ClassSundays, 10:15 a.m. in Tower Chapel. Led by Tom Oakwood
This weekly class explores Christian History and Biblical Literature and has been meeting in the Choir Rehearsal Room at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings in the past. Beginning March 1, this class will meet in Tower Chapel. No books are necessary, only an inquiring mind.
FaithLinkSundays, 10:15 a.m. in the Discipleship Room. Led by Roger Kneeland
FaithLink is a weekly discussion of a current event, and our biblical and Christian response. A Bible is helpful, but not required. Bring an open and inquiring mind. This class will meet in the Discipleship Room, located behind the 2nd floor balcony.
Coffee ShopSundays, 10:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall
Enjoy table topics or sit at the "No Thanks" introvert table.