Bible Studies and Christian Education

We would normally offer a robust selection of spiritual education opportunities at the church, but for the time being, we are suspending face-to-face activities, meetings and services, including these study classes in their traditional form, due to the COVID-19 virus. Please see the Pastor’s letter on the News page, the Cover-19 Response page and elsewhere on this website, for more information.

We support Christian Education growth and development for all ages. Please check the events listings for the latest educational opportunities. Of special note, the church hosts an adult education program called Journeys, as described here. This is a member led class that organizes and selects its programs independent of the church.

Journeys Class

The Journeys class will hold its regular meeting from 8:30-10:00 a.m. on Sundays, using the Zoom platform. Using your computer, tablet, or smart phone click on the link below to join the meeting anytime 8:15 or later.  As an alternative, you may also use any phone (smart or not) to call in to the meeting by dialing 346.248.7799 and following the prompts.  The meeting ID is 8457412756. If you use your  phone to call in, you will not have video access.  Join Zoom Meeting at https://zoom.us/j/8457412756

As the 21st century arrived, the Issues (adult church school) Class had been a long-standing part of PCCR, meeting around a large table in the church library on Sunday mornings.  In the late summer of 2005, a new adult study curriculum called Living the Questions became available.  The resource invitation read: “Explore a kind of Christianity that makes sense today.  Living the Questions provides the theological grounding, rationale, and vocabulary to help you articulate the foundations of Progressive Christianity.”

The Class name was soon changed to Journeys to more accurately reflect the exploration.  A welcome folder affirms: “Journeys is an adult church school class for faith-traveling partners who are at various places along the Way in their quest for spiritual maturity…The Class offers an experience in ecumenical theological education.”  Also viewed as spiritual formation, participants anticipate “a process, not a product; a journey, not a destination; intentional, transformational and relational; and a life-long quest.”

The Class gathers each Sunday morning at 8:15 in the church library with the one-hour study session beginning at eight-thirty.  All faith-traveling persons are welcome to participate.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Men’s Bible Study Group

This is a small group of men who meet on Wednesday 8:00 a.m. Coffee, donuts, and good fellowship provided. Everyone is welcome to join in! Facilitator: George Shoemaker – 970-586-2901.

Morning Break Women’s Bible Study

On Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. (Sept. – May) in Room 6 this group meets on the lower level of Church. They are an ecumenical, inter-generational women’s Bible study and prayer group. They begin with prayer requests, and prayers followed by the study. Several years ago, the group decided to study the Bible chronologically. Any interested women are welcome to join! Facilitator: Patti Dolezal – 970-586-7382.

Presbyterian Women’s Horizons Bible Study

This group of women meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at 11:30 a.m. in the Church Library. They are committed to nurturing their faith through prayer and Bible study, supporting the mission of the Church worldwide and building an inclusive, caring community of women to strengthen the PCUSA and witness to the promise of God’s kingdom. The Women’s Bible Study from “Horizons” magazine published by PW. Facilitators: Ginny Thompson – 970-577-1786 and Kathleen Black – 970-577-0854.

Other Studies

Other Bible studies are held from time to time during the year. Check the events listings and the news and announcements sections of this website