As its name implies, Journeys is a group of faith-traveling partners who are at various places along the Way in their quest for spiritual formation and spiritual maturity. While Journeys is hosted by PCCR, church members and members of the community are both welcome to participate in Journeys gatherings and in its leadership roles.
Journeys’ participants understand that spiritual growth is: “a process, not a product; a journey, not a destination; intentional, transformational and relational; and a life-long quest.”
Journeys starts with a foundational belief that the Way and teachings of Jesus can lead to experiencing sacredness, wholeness, and a connection to the divine. At the same time, we believe that other faith traditions provide valuable pathways to the sacred. Pathways that can work in conjunction with the Way of Jesus. The findings of modern science can also enlighten us and offer ways to further one’s faith journey.
Journeys provides two forums focused on deepening one’s spirituality.
- Journeys participants gather each Sunday morning from 8:30-9:45 a.m. using a hybrid meeting format. One can attend in-person at the PCCR library or remotely via the Zoom platform. These gatherings include a formal presentation by either a Journeys member or an outside individual who has in-depth knowledge on a particular topic. The presentations are followed by a discussion period. Journeys strives to foster intellectual hospitality, encouraging diverse ideas to be expressed and shared. These Sunday morning gatherings will resume on September 17 after a summer break.
- A once a month in-person meeting on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the PCCR library. Its focus will be on soulful conversations. These gatherings consist of casual conversations and spontaneous interactions that enhance one’s individual spiritual practices and spiritual growth.
A weekly email is sent out with details of the upcoming program. Please contact the church office if you would like to be added to the email list for Journeys.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Karen Daugherty (email@example.com). 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.