Godly Play Kindergarten – 5th Grade 9:15-10:15 (starting September 11th) Friendship Hall Classrooms
This Sunday school class for young children is directed by one of our Godly Play storytellers. The class, taught in the Montessori tradition, consists of playful activities and stories from the Bible. Each Godly Play lesson ends with a symbol of the communion meal when children enjoy a light healthy snack. The Godly Play curriculum runs through November 13th. The following Sunday, November 20th, we begin preparation for our Christmas Pageant.
Children’s Choir Grades 1st-6th Grade 9:30-10:00 (starting September 11th) Sanctuary
Elementary age children participate in a half-hour of music under the direction of Ken Davis. The music that the children prepare during this time contributes on a regular basis to our worship in the sanctuary.
Youth Class Middle School and High School 9:30-10:10 (starting September 11th) Youth Classroom
This class for the church’s youth is led by Karen Edwards and Henry Rietz. On some weeks the class takes this opportunity for deeper reflection on the scripture to be used in worship on that day. But on other days, the class is continuous with Wednesday “Theme Nights” of the youth group, where we explore other ethical and cultural topics like race and privilege or climate change.
Adult Seekers 9:00-10:00 (starting September 11th) Seekers Classroom
The Seekers Class is adults wishing to explore their faith commitment and understanding of the Bible in relation to historical and contemporary issues. The class often invites special speakers to guide their learning. Just as often the class relies on the wisdom in our own congregation. Rabbi Rob Cabelli sometimes teaches from the Hebrew Bible. Edd Scheer often teaches on art in Christian history. Come to the Seekers Class for friendly and thoughtful reflection together.
Adult Forum 9:15-10:15 (starting September 11th) Parlor
This class for adults lead by Rabbi Rob Cabelli of Grinnell College, focuses on contemporary themes in American religion. Topics include Parenthood, Sabbath, Religion & Science, The Afterlife.