Sunday School for All Ages Begins Sunday, September 15th.
Children and Youth Sunday School Classes
Pre-K/Kindergarten Sunday School Class
1st — 5th Grades Sunday School Class
6th—12th Grades Sunday School Class
Adult Sunday School Classes
ADULT BIBLE STUDY: Where the Wild Things Are
It’s a Bible study class. Bible study is sometimes like a school that is teaching to a test: facts, figures, doctrines, and Presbyterian theology. Scripture becomes as tame and predictable as a well-trained miniature show dog.
We’re going to consider Scripture as a wild thing and let it take us where the wild things are. We’ll look for a wild and free God both on ancient pages and in our very lives. Bring your own seat belt and crash helmet.
We’ll start with Adam and Eve as a story– not of guilt and original sin but of– how to live a life of love. The goal is to leave our discussions saying, “I’ve heard that story all my life, but I’ve never thought of it that way before!”
“Let the wild rumpus start!”
This Bible Study will be led by Dave Fry. Please contact Charlie Kelly (email) with questions!
Connections Class invites you to join a 6-week Marriage Class! Rev. Patrick Day will lead this 6-week class beginning on September 15th! This class is open to anyone who would like to spend intentional time building on the strengths of marriage whether you’ve been married for 1 year or 50 years!
Prepare-Enrich is a strengths-oriented assessment, designed for marriage education and enrichment. It assesses satisfaction levels in 6 relationship categories and provides personalized insights into personality, spiritual beliefs, and family systems.
Patrick uses the Pre-Marital assessment in working with couples who are preparing for marriage. In this class, couples will complete an assessment specifically designed for those who are already married. They will receive a personalized report, from which they can share as much or as little as they are comfortable in the group setting.
Snapshot of the 6-week class:
- September 15: Introduction to Prepare-Enrich
- Between September 15 & 22: Take the assessment
- If you are unable to attend on September 15th and would like to participate in the class, please email Patrick to receive the link to the online assessment.
- September 22: Strengths & Growth
- September 29: Q & A
- October 6: Personality
- October 13: Personal Stress
- October 20: Communication
Contact Patrick Day with questions!
TODAY @ TEN
This class is for the curious and where the topic changes each week. Each Sunday’s class will stand alone– allowing you the opportunity to drop-in as you are able. Never any ongoing homework; occasionally a few minutes of prep work will be requested. You can expect a different speaker/facilitator almost every week. There will be an overarching theme each month from September to December.
Look forward to these topics:
- September: Missions and Me
- October: What Animals Can Teach Us
- November: Stewardship of the Earth
- December: Tripping Through Advent
On September 15th, our guest will be Michael Ashley, Community Engagement Manager, for Rise Against Hunger. Find out more about Rise Against Hunger by attending this Today @ Ten class, and discover what happens to the pallets of food packages after they depart our church.
Looking ahead to September 22nd, our guest speaker will be Sherry Campbell, LMSW, who serves as E.D. of Welcome Home Chattanooga (WHC). This nonprofit provides compassionate and loving end-of-life care to people in need with nowhere else to go who are from the greater Chattanooga area. WHC began with six friends of diverse backgrounds gathering together in prayer and mindfulness, recognizing a need to serve those who are terminally ill. With encouragement from the community, WHC were able to turn “we wish” into “we can!” This same Welcome Home Chattanooga will be the destination for the NPC Weekend Mission Trip on September 27 – 29. Attendees (all ages welcome) will work together to support the residents at this group home.
Around the World….in One Hour– that will be our journey on September 29th, and guest speaker Kyle Collins, Darlene McDonald’s big brother, will conduct our tour. Kyle worked for Lockheed Martin Aircraft Company in engineering for almost 35 years. During his last few years at Lockheed, he volunteered for missions programs with his church. Once retired, Kyle joined the Global Ministries staff at his church, Johnson Ferry Baptist (JFBC) in east Cobb. His role has been to develop partnerships with churches and pastors around the world, and to help prepare teams for their mission projects/trip. Another large responsibility has been to help plan and coordinate JFBC’s annual mission conference. He has been on close to 100 mission trips to 60 different countries and says that he has been blessed to see how God is working all around the world. Come be blessed by his stories.
Class Leader: Darlene McDonald