9:30 a.m. “Focus on the Family Working Together on the Journey”
Room: 208; Facilitator: Dr. Hugh Smith
Who am I, and what am I doing here?! Join fellow travelers in this life journey, as we explore the ways we communicate with and relate to God, ourselves and each other, guide our kids of all ages (including adults), and integrate God’s messages along His path for us. Led by Hugh S. Smith, Ph.D., this lively class emphasizes sharing, discussion and fellowship. Using books, dreams, and self-discovery tools, we will venture together on this trip called life.
11 a.m. Faith Café
A discussion group that looks at current topics through the lens of scripture and our faith. We use a newsletter, the Wired Word to provide topics and discussion points. We meet each week in the Library at 11:00 AM.
11 a.m. New Testament for Beginners
Hudson Room; Facilitator: Connie Towers, Ann Osborne and Bob Burns
Class will run eight weeks beginning September 10 through October 29
Would you like to know more about the New Testament but not get in over your head? Would you like a simple overview to simply learn the basics about the New Testament? If so, New Testament for Beginners will give you easy access to the New Testament and the basics in eight weeks. Each week will cover a part of the New Testament. Plan to join us for this time of learning, discussion and fellowship.
4:30 p.m. The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting
Room: TBD; Facilitator: Laura Rothacker
Class will run once a month beginning Oct. 8
What would it mean for our families, our community, and even the world if a critical mass of parents raised children who knew their worth and connected with others from a place of empathy and respect? Kids Club parents are invited to join the video course “The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting: a Wholehearted Revolution” by Brene Brown. We will explore what it means to raise children with courage, compassion, and connection. The class will be held once a month starting October 8 from 4:30-5:30 and then dinner together from 5:30-6 pm.
Classes will run Sept. 13 to Nov. 1.
6:30 p.m. for coffee & dessert ;7—8 p.m. Class time
Journey of Faith: the Reversible Quilted Jacket
Room 202; Facilitator: Ann Osborne & Mary Kay Hymes
Join us for an exciting 8 week sewing/design class where you will create your own reversible story quilt jacket to share your own faith journey or a significant story in your life. Perhaps you want to use favorite fun fabrics that speak of your love for faith journey’s travel or a focus on a special Bible story. With weekly desserts and laughter you’ll be looking forward to time of learning and fellowship. Contact the church office to register 717-569-2651.
Choir Room; Facilitator: Roger Rabey
Join us for an enjoyable evening of scripture dialogue as we wrestle with one of Paul’s most important letters. Everyone (couples) will need Rev. Tim Keller’s workbook Galatians – Gospel Matters as well as his deeper study Galatians for You. Cost $20 for both. In these 7 studies of the book of Galatians, Paul will present us with a gospel that is wonderful, liberating, and true.
Lounge; Facilitator: Connie Towers
Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by video & discussion until 8:30 p.m.
If you feel your faith is stagnant and you would like to jump start it, if you have questions about faith you would like to ask and discuss, if you are a new member, especially coming thru reaffirmation of faith, or someone (member or not) who just wants a deeper relationship with God and with others in the church…. ALPHA is for you! Questions? Contact Connie Towers 717-898-3820 or Ann Osborne 717-569-2651. To sign up, stop by the Alpha kiosk on Sundays.
9th Grade Confirmation
Hudson Room; Facilitator: Noe Juarez & Jenny Kutzner
This milestone class for our 9th graders will meet for eight weeks in the Fall, ending on Nov. 1st and then resume for eight weeks between March 7 through April 25 with Confirmation Sunday on April 29. The youth will be delving into subjects such as prayer, obeying God, baptism and the Holy Spirit as well as an overnight retreat, mission experience, and communion preparation.
Messages for Today from the New Testament: An Online Exploration of Faith
Facilitator: Mary Kay Hymes
This will be exclusively online with a simple login to gain access to the website, managed by Mary Kay Hymes.
As you read through the Bible, do you often focus on the visual images that come through and find yourself remembering best through pictures? Each week (or two), you will be asked to read one of the books, reflect on the meaning for you, and share your thoughts and imagery you discover. Using Ann Osborne’s Prayer flags, we will consider these visual interpretations as well as ones you find to help you find wisdom, directives and peace through the scriptures. You don’t have to be an artist, just one who wishes to grow in faith and spirituality.