The Journeys class holds its regular meeting from 8:30-10:00 a.m. on Sundays, using the Zoom platform in addition to in-person learning. This is a community program, rather than one offered by PCCR.
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.”
Adult Sunday School
Adult Sunday School meets at 8:15 on Sunday mornings in the Lounge of the Church. We are presently doing an 8 week study (began Feb. 12) of “The Messiah: the Texts Behind Handel’s Masterpiece” and each class will contain the playing of one part of this wonderful musical story of our Lord’s birth and death. Study books will be available for purchase for $9.00 each but the book is not required to participate.
Presbyterian Women’s Horizons Bible Study
All women of our church are members of Presbyterian Women. On the third Monday of each month, from September to May, we gather in the church library to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study, using the women’s Bible study from Horizons magazine, published by Presbyterian Women. We gather at 11:30 a.m. to socialize, and begin the study at 12 noon. You are welcome to bring your lunch if desired. The current Bible study is titled Celebrating Sabbath which looks at Sabbath not as a burden, but a blessing. As described in the study guide, Sabbath “is a blessing – a celebration that has the potential to reform and redirect all our ways of living. It should be the source and goal that inspires and nourishes the best of everything we do.” We welcome all members and friends of PCCR who would like to study and fellowship with us. If you would like additional information please contact either Renee Warren (email@example.com) or Karen Daugherty (firstname.lastname@example.org). We would love to have you join us.
Signing (not Singing!) Choir
Sign Language Class meets each Monday at 4 p.m in the Church library. This is a very beginning level class; if you know where your fingers are, that is all you need! We are learning the manual alphabet used by many deaf persons worldwide and some very basic signs. No homework, no tests, no pressure! If you are interested, do this: close your right hand into a fist then shake it up and down 2 times. You just signed “yes!” and we will see you at class soon!
Other Christian Education Programs
Check the church calendar, or call the church office, for information about current study programs.