Sunday School Starts Sept. 15, 2019

A new year of Sunday School for all ages starts Sept. 15, 2019 and ends in May. Below are the offerings for the 2019-20 year. Classes are 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. unless noted.

PRE-K, Kindergarten, and GRADE 1 (Room 213)
Curriculum: Jesus Storybook Bible & the Jesse Tree
Leaders: Janine Stuart and Michaela Libell
Description: Using The Jesus Storybook Bible, students will discover that Jesus is at the center of God’s great story of salvation. As we travel through the Old Testament stories this fall, we will pair symbols from the stories with ornaments for Jesse Tree. By the time Advent comes, each student will be well on the way to creating a full set of ornaments to use with their families at home.

GRADES 2–4 (Room 216)
Curriculum: Jesus Storybook Bible & the Jesse Tree
Leaders: Bev Shelenberger and Jennifer Green; Joan Dawson will lead music.
Description: The same curriculum as above but geared to this age group.

GRADES 5-8 (Room 309)
Curriculum: The Story (teen edition)
Leaders: Stephany & David Bruckner
Description: The Story will launch learning for our middles school students. Using striking video clips, the Old Testament lessons feature experiential learning. This class also has the option to create a canvas version of the Jesse Tree.

CONFIRMATION CLASS (Room 309)
Curriculum: Big God, Big Questions
Leaders: Doug Phillips and Matt Camlin
Description: A class for 9th & 10th graders preparing to join NWPC. On Confirmation Sunday, we will ask our confirmands Big Questions about their faith and experience, about their commitment to the mission and ministry of Christ in the world generally, and of New Wilmington Presbyterian Church specifically. It’s only fair that we prepare them to answer those Big Questions by inviting them to ask and wrestle with big questions of their own! The curriculum for this 24-session class will include videos, discussion, personal journals, opportunities to meet and learn from guests, and mentorship with faithful adult members of the congregation.

HIGH SCHOOL CLASS (Youth Room)
Description: for 9th-12th graders not in the Confirmation Class. This group will gather to discuss current topics and questions about life and faith. As there is no set curriculum the students will help determine the direction of their gatherings.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY (Room 214)
Curriculum: “The Bible from Scratch: The New Testament”
Leader: Rev. Brad Walters
Description: This eight-week survey series, written by Don Griggs, presents an accessible, easy-to-understand overview of the Bible to participants of all levels of familiarity with the scriptures, including those who have–or fear they have–little or no Bible knowledge. “The Bible from Scratch: The New Testament for Beginners” introduces basic themes, histories, personalities, and meanings of the Bible. Session titles include “Introducing the New Testament”, “The Gospel of Matthew”, “The Gospel of Mark”, “The Gospel of Luke”, “The Gospel of John”, “The Acts of the Apostles”, “Epistles of the New Testament”, and “The Revelation to John”. All are welcome to come for one, or all, of this series, as we acquaint (or reacquaint) ourselves with “richness and power” of the New Testament.

MEN’S BIBLE CLASS (Lillian Martin Room, Room 108)
Curriculum: Revelation
Leaders: David Dawson and Wally King
Description: The Men’s Bible Class has met for three years (NOTE THE TIME) from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. We use the very accessible commentaries of N. T. Wright, the well-known and respected British New Testament scholar. We also look at the work of Ken Bailey and some selected video materials. We have completed Acts, Ephesians, Colossians and Mark. This September we begin Revelation with fear and trembling!! We welcome you and your thoughts on these texts. We’ll have a book for your use.

SALT (Room 109)
Leaders: Jim Hines and Tim Cuff
Description: SALT is a self-directing group which invites critical and creative reflection on all elements of religious experiences and traditions. SALT’s reflections are focused by, but not confined to, books that serve as springboards for its conversations. Books currently under consideration by SALT include: Falter, by Bill McKibben, Universal Christ, by Richard Rohr, Living Buddha, Living Christ, by Thich Nhat Hanh, Doing Theology in the Age of Trump, ed. Jeffrey W. Robbins and Clayton Crockett, and How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi. All are welcome.

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