Christian Education


Sunday School
 
Featuring a variety of adult classes including:

 
  • Bible Book of the Quarter:  Taking on different studies throughout the year, alternating between Old and New Testaments

     
  • Genesis and Beyond:  Exploring the context of God's story.  Learn about the customs, geography, history, and authors of Sacred Scripture.

     
  • Jubilate: Studying worship-related topics through the Sunday lectionary readings.

     
  • Family Matters: Raising and impacting children and grandchildren and enriching our relationships with our spouses.

     
  • One Year Bible For New Believers:  Reading the Bible in one year! 

     
  • Your Whole Life:  The 3D Plan For Eating Right, Living Well, Loving God:  A 12-week study for women.
 

Classes for children and youth:

  • Little Lambs Ministry: Celebrating early childhood (ages 3 to Pre-K)
     
  • Lower Elementary:  Classes for grades K thru 2 learning God's word using music, nature, art, drama, personal reflection and interaction with others
     
  • Upper Elementary:  Classes for grades 3 thru 5 discovering how the Bible's stories connect to reveal God's unfolding plan of salvation
     
  • Middle / High School Youth: Students in grade 6 through 12 explore their personal and communal identity in Jesus Christ through meaningful community-building experiences, engaging lectionary-based Bible study, and relevant learning activities. 

Youth Activities
 
Youth Fellowship - for Middle School and Senior High students and their friends meeting for fellowship, worship, study, service and fun
 
Kirk Night ("Kirk" is derived from the Scottish word for "Church")

Wednesday night Pastor's Bible Study, which begins in the Fall of each year.  Beginning 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. 
 
Vacation Bible School
 
Serving the younger members of both the Church and the Community with crafts, learning and fun
 
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
 
Women's Circle
 
Small women's groups who gather for Bible study, prayers and fellowship
 
Men's Fellowship
 
Dinner and discussion on issues affecting the Church and the Community
 
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.