Christian Education


Sunday School
Join Us For A Journey Through The Story!

The Story is a book of selections from The Bible, arranged chronologically, that reads like a novel.

Starting on Sunday, September 7, our community of faith will begin the process of reading this wonderful version of God’s Word where there are no traditional chapter names (Genesis through Revelation are replaced by Creation through The End of Time). The are no chapter or verse numbers. The Story reads like a novel.

During this unique 31-week experience, every member of the family hears or reads their own version of The Story. Adults are encouraged to read a chapter at home, every week.  We’ll break into individual classes based on age (several adult classes plus a middle/high class, 2 elementary classes and a preschool class) on Sunday mornings at 9:45 to take age-appropriate looks at The Story.  We would love to share this journey with you and your family. You are invited to join the Providence Presbyterian community as we explore God’s Word by together reading The Story and discover how our story is found in His story!



Youth Activities
 
Youth Fellowship - Starting on Sunday, September 14 at 6:00pm, Providence middle/high students will gather at the church each week for food, fun, fellowship and study. Dinner will be served at YF. Weekly study is based on The Story.

Mission Matters - Starting on Sunday, October 5 at 12:45pm, Providence middle/high students are invited to join Pastor Billy as this group discusses opportunities to answer Christ’s call to make a difference in the world.  This group will meet at the church each month to discuss a variety of topics (caring for the sick; seeking justice; honoring the poor; loving the forsaken; etc.) and then, once a quarter, go out into the world to make a difference. Lunch will be served at gatherings. Young people are encouraged to bring along an adult partner.


 
Kirk Night ("Kirk" is derived from the Scottish word for "Church")

Wednesday night Pastor's Bible Study on The Book of Revelation, beginning September 17 at 6:00 pm, we enjoy a prepared meal together (for a fee), study God's word through a variety of ways, and end at 7:30 pm.  Child care is provided, and reservations for dinner are required. 

About the study:  Revelation: 
It’s a unique book, and the only apocalyptic book in the New Testament (apocalypse is Greek for “unveiling” or “uncovering” of future events or hidden realms, like heaven).  What makes this so unusual is that while the New Testament books were written apocalyptic literature flourished.  And at the heart of apocalyptic literature was hope – hope that God would right wrongs and rescue the righteous.

Is this Kirk Nite study going to answer all your questions?  No.  Will it solve the mystery of the ages?  Not exactly.  But it will give us a chance to gain a broad overview of the last book in the Bible, and fill in some of the gaps – and perhaps encourage us to read The Revelation again (or for the first time)!

 
 
Vacation Bible School
 
Serving the younger members of both the Church and the Community with crafts, learning and fun for one week each summer.
 
Enrichment Activities
 
Following the "Time for Young Children" during worship, children (grades K through 2nd) are welcomed to enjoy lessons specifically geared toward their understanding and attention level.  Making crafts along with the lessons allow for an additional dimension of learning God's word and their worth as His special creation.
 
Nursery
 
Loving care for children provided during regular Worship Service.
 
 
How Do I Join Providence?
 
After worship you may speak to the Pastor about officially joining the church.  It's a painless process!  It begins at 6:00 pm in the Pastor's study on a night that the Session meets, and ends around 7:30 pm after meeting with the Session and being welcomed into the church.  In the hour that you spend with the Pastor, you'll have an opportunity to get acquainted with him, and he with you; fill out a few forms; review what meeting the Session will be like; and better understand what you can expect from your new church home.  If you miss catching up with the Pastor following worship, feel free to give him a call during the week, or email him at your convenience.