Sundays at 9 am, September – May
Classes for all ages
Preschool to Kindergarten:
- Class will meet in Room 2.
- The theme for this year is “God Keeps His Promises.”
- The study will promote a better understanding of God, as the children study His faithfulness to
- His people in the Old Testament.
Grades 1 & 2:
- The class will meet in Room 4.
- The theme for this year is “Growing in God.”
- The study will try to help our children to learn, along with the Israelites, what it means to trust and obey God.
- The class will meet in Room 3.
- The theme for this year is “Telling Others.”
- The study will look at stories from the Book of Acts in order to help and encourage our children to know how to share their faith.
- Class will meet on the lower floor of the youth building.
- The theme of this class is “Bible Doctrine 1.”
- The study will examine Questions 1-38 from the Westminster Shorter Catechism and will focus on what we should believe about God.
- Pastor Hans will lead your Sunday school class. The class will have a double emphasis. One part will be an audio-visual series called LIFE ON THE EDGE – Preparing for the Challenges of Adulthood. The topics covered are: Finding God’s Will for Your Life, The Myth of Safe Sex, Love Must Be Tough, The Keys to a Lifelong Love, Emotions: Can You Trust Them?, When God Doesn’t Make Sense, and Pornography: Addictive, Progressive, and Deadly. The second part will be the beginning of a study of the Westminster Shorter Catechism. The questions and answers are so relevant, so basic to our faith, and so practical to you as young adults. In addition, our class will also include lessons on how to defend and grow in our faith in a hostile cultural setting. Please make every effort to attend in order to learn and to contribute.
- A modified version of Evangelism Explosion (EE) will be offered during the Adult Sunday School hour. This supports one of our church initiatives for this year, which is to work on evangelism and outreach. The training will not include door to door evangelism, but will focus on learning key Bible passages and illustrations outlined in a well tested method for sharing your faith. Please consider attending this helpful training developed by Dr. James Kennedy if you have never been involved in EE before or if you desire to review your previous training.
Special Needs Adults
- The study this year is Faith(Bethesda Series), written by Jill Miller, the 4th study in a 7-part series designed to provide Bible study material for adults and young adults affected by disability. Parts 1 – 3 were covered in the last three years.
- In addition, the class will continue memorizing the Westminster Shorter Catechism and reading through The Ology by Marty Machowski.
“Growth in Grace” Family Night Activities
Dinner at 5:30pm ~ Classes at 6:15pm
- The class will meet in Room 4.
- The theme is the Holy Spirit and Prayer.
Middle School Youth Group
- The group will meet in the Youth Building.
- The goal is to help middle school kids understand and shape their relationship with God.
- A lot of wonderful activities, discussion times, retreats, Bible studies, and service projects are planned, including two joint activities with the high school youth group – the first one being the September 15th/16th retreat.
Women’s Bible Study
- For our spring study we will be using the book Rebuild: A Study in Nehemiah by Kathleen Nielson and D. A. Carson. This study opens a window into the dramatic story of God’s people sustained by God’s Word, pointing us to God’s sovereign plan to work through his people. The Book of Nehemiah tells of God’s people returned from exile and rebuilding the broken-down city of Jerusalem. More than that, it tells of God’s people being rebuilt according to His Word. As we watch the leader Nehemiah direct the building, we’re watching the Lord God direct history according to his promises—all of which were fulfilled in the promised Christ who came from this people’s seed. This study of Nehemiah helps us understand our history as believers in Jesus Christ. It helps us learn to walk in faith according to God’s Word, even in times of weakness and rebuilding. Eight lessons draw us into the text, giving background and asking questions that lead us to make fruitful and personal observations. The DVD teaching segments are given by Kathleen Nielson, Nancy Guthrie, and D.A. Carson.
Our study guide was written in preparation for the Gospel Coalition 2014 Women’s Conference. The talks at that conference have been edited and published in the book Our God, Our Story by Kathleen Nielson and D.A. Carson. (This book is not required reading but would be a wonderful companion to the study guide for those who would like to invest more time.) In this collection of biblical expositions, nine prominent Bible teachers (Kathy Keller, Tim Keller, Paige Brown, Nancy Guthrie, John Piper, Carrie Sandom, Jennie Salt, Kathleen Nielson, D. A. Carson) lead readers on a gospel-centered survey of this Old Testament book, connecting the story of Nehemiah to God’s overarching story of redemption.
The morning and evening studies will cover the same material week by week.
The studies will meet Wednesdays in the large S. S. classroom downstairs on a weekly basis from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. and from 6:15 – 7:45 p.m.
Babysitting will be provided at the evening Bible study.
Men’s Bible Study
- The study will be in Room 3.
- The study is on the psalms, and is a continuation of our study from this summer.
- We’ll be using our Bibles and a study guide on the psalms.
- The study is challenging but very worthwhile.
Sunday School and Growth in Grace (GIG) Schedule
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- A Women’s Bible Study will meet Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00 on the same schedule as the Wednesday evening Bible study. (See Growth in Grace schedule)
- The weekly study will meet in the church library beginning September 20th from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
- The study book, Sermon on the Mount by Jen Wilkin, will search out what it means to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven according to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. The same material will be covered in the evening study.
- Babysitting for the morning Bible study will be arranged when requested.
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Senior High Youth Group
- We meet every second Sunday in the Youth Building.
- Our time together begins with a meal and also includes a game or skit, singing, a very interactive Bible study consisting of questions and discussion, and prayer.
- The theme for our Bible studies and discussions will be “Unchanging Truths in Changing Times.”
- We are planning two retreats, one in the fall and one in the spring.
- We are also planning to join Harvest OPC again for our annual short-term missions trip to Chattanooga to work with Hope for the Inner City.
Small Group Bible Studies
Young Men’s Study and Fellowship
- The leader of this group is our intern Ross Vannette.
- The study will generally meet once a month at the Vannette’s home.
- The time together begins with a meal, generally provided by the Vannettes.
- The group is called “Men of Character.”
- After the meal there is a Bible lesson on Christian character traits and a time for discussion.
Young Couples’ Study and Fellowship
- The facilitators for this group are Ross Vannette and his wife.
- The study meets once a month (usually on the first Friday of the month) from 7 – 10 PM in the homes of the members of the group.
- The evening begins with a meal.
- After the meal, a video segment from the video series by Gary Thomas entitled “Sacred Marriage” is shown, followed by discussion based on a corresponding workbook.
- The evening ends with dessert and fellowship.
Golden Friends – Covenant Seniors
Meeting Monthly, excluding January and February
Impact Mission Trip
A one week mission trip during the summer for high school students