What is Faith Formation?
Faith Formation is an intentional time for learning and growing in our faith. Faith Formation is for All Ages, at 11:00 a.m. and offers multiple new and returning interactive learning opportunities, including bible study, worship dialogue, and discussion groups. Attend a gathering that catches your interest on any given Sunday, or join a group for a multi-week study. Children, Youth and College faith formation groups (formally known as Sunday School) also meet at this time.
THE BIBLE at 11:00 O'CLOCK - MEETS IN THE CURTIS ROOMView a Playlist of Previous Classes
In past years, the goal of the class has been to read and discuss the text, verse-by-verse for New Testament works, chapter-by-chapter for Old Testament. We start at the beginning of a book and proceed to the end.
This year we will read Isaiah. Isaiah has 66 chapters, covers nearly 300 years of history under three empires, and is not in historical order. There will be 30 classes so we must read in a different way with a different set of goals. We will learn the history about Isaiah and the era; learn the themes of Isaiah; learn how to read a prophet; examine use of Isaiah in the New Testament; discuss material for Isaiah's themes and meanings and other matters as they arise.
FIRST FRIENDS - MEETS IN THE LEWIS ROOM
First Friends is a self-directed adult fellowship group that uses numerous online materials to simulate discussion about a variety of religious and spiritual topics. The group provides a safe and confidential place for people to share concerns and receive Christian support. All are welcome.
EXPLORING THE FAITH: WORSHIP - MEETS IN THE CHANCEL AREA/CHOIR LOFT OF THE SANCTUARY
This Fall 2021, Exploring the Faith will be led by our Pastors, Resident Ministers, and guest preachers to continue the conversation with members and visitors about sermon messages or related worship topics. This will be closer time spent in the company of our pastors and Resident Ministers to become further acquainted and familiar with their views on following Jesus' example and biblical interpretation.
Note: Child Care is available by reservation during the 11:00 a.m. Faith Formation sessions.
Additional Reading and Study Groups
Other small groups, such as reading groups and bible studies, are also available. For more information visit our Small Groups page.