Beginning September 17, 2017, there are education opportunities throughout Sunday morning allowing options for families.
Sunday school: During the school year Sunday school classes for adults, middle and high school begin at 9:30 am. Classes for children, pre-k through 5th grade, begin around 9:45 am, following the time with children during the 9:30 am service. Some parents choose to attend worship during this time, while others choose to attend an adult education class and then attend the second service together as a family. Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided throughout the morning from 9:30am–12:00pm. There are additional programmed activities for children throughout the year during the second service. These usually require several weeks of preparation, such as the Christmas Pageant.
Great Conversation! Grow in Your Faith!
Adult Sunday Education
In his gospel John (in 10:11–18) famously quotes Jesus as calling himself "the good shepherd". This was both a rich and challenging metaphor for his first century audience, who knew a lot more about normal shepherds and their place in the social order than his 21st century audience. Even the word "good", although a decent translation of the original Greek, misses some of the meaning.
When we unpack what John was saying to his first century readers, we find a complex, challenging description of the messiah. Do we today recognize that messiah? Do we really know his voice?
Join us Sunday for lively conversation, plenty of questions, and thought-provoking discussion. We gather in the upper meeting room of the grange hall (use the entrance closest to parking lot) at 9:30 Sunday morning. No preparation is necessary. Everyone is welcome! If you have questions, contact Ron Ten-Hove at email@example.com or 978-201-1301.