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Spiritual Development

Everyone is welcome to be part of Prince of Peace spiritual development programs. You do not need to be a member of the church to participate.

Faith 5 (all ages) - Faith 5 is a program designed to strengthen our faith, knowledge of Scripture, and connections to the church community through inter-generational spiritual development. Each week you will be given the citations for the biblical texts on which the Pastor will preach the following Sunday, along with worksheets to help you study the lesson with your children, spouse, friends, and/or loved ones. On Sunday mornings, we will then bring the exercises into the large church community via sharing time:
 

Faith 5 steps are:
1) Share your highs and lows,
2) Read a Bible verse or story,
3) Discuss how the Bible reading might relate to your highs and lows,
4) Pray for one another’s highs and lows, and
5) Bless one another

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FAITH 5

From 9:15-10:00 am every Sunday before worship, you are invited to participate in a discussion of the lectionary readings via Zoom.  These discussions are intended to deepen our understanding of the scriptural passages and to enhance our following worship experience.

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Because of the rapid spread of Omicron, there are no in-person classes.  Lessons can be viewed on our Facebook page.

Bible Lessons for Young Children – Beginning October 10th of 2021, we are holding a class for elementary school-aged children (K-4th) after they are dismissed from “Time with Young Christians” in the early part of the worship service.  The classroom is large and well-ventilated.  There are two vaccinated teachers.  Students from different families are seated at least six feet apart.  The lessons are taken from PCUSA’s Growing in Grace and Gratitude.  For children not able to attend in person, the story reading and description of the related craft activity are recorded and posted to the church’s Facebook page.

Youth Group – “God Squad” is for 5th through 12 graders.  The group is scheduled to meet biweekly at 6:30pm Sundays.  The meetings alternate between fun activities and study exploring faith in today’s world.   In the past, this group has produced a stop-action video and several skits.  Opportunities for mission on other dates are also offered.

 

All Ages - ​Prince of Peace also offers classes on particular topics for all. These classes are taught by Pastor Elizabeth and other teachers and all relate to spiritual development through Christian learning. While we hope for a return to in-person learning, all classes are currently offered virtually via Zoom. Stay tuned for upcoming topics and meeting times.  During the season of Lent, a particular series of classes are offered Wednesday night in our Soup and Scripture series.

  • Pastor Elizabeth offers occasional classes on Tuesday mornings in Fellowship Hall. See Events for any current offerings. Click here to view Pastor Elizabeth’s The God Who Liberates Fall 2020 class recordings! [link not active]

  • Click here to view the recordings of Mark Weadon’s Fall 2021 class Biblical Places: the Geography of the Holy Land and Beyond [link not active]

    Class 1 - Biblical Geography 101—the Lay of the Land

       Class 2 – The Paths of the Patriarchs

       Class 3 – The Promised Land and its Neighbors

       Class 4 – The Topography of Jesus’ Ministry - The Walk He Walked

       Class 5 – The Urban Geography of Jerusalem

       Class 6 - Footsteps of the Apostles

Book Club - Pastor Elizabeth hosts a monthly book group on the second Wednesday of the month.  A variety of fiction and nonfiction books are discussed.  Until further notice, the group meets by Zoom.  Email the church to join the group.

October – Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

November – The Penguin Lessons:  What I Learned from a Remarkable Bird by Tom Michell – based on a true story.

December – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

January - The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

February - The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner