Summer Educational Series for Adults
Series 1 (May 26-June 30): This series views The Lord’s Supper as being God’s promise of love to us in Jesus Christ. The initial class, on May 26 (yes, Memorial Day weekend for those in town) will explore the invitation we receive to gather at the Table. The remaining five weeks will further focus on the theme of “Coming to the Table.”
Series 2 (Sundays in July): During the four Sundays in July, we will explore the power of prayer. Our principal resource will be the movie, The War Room. This series will be rich in discussion as we address how prayer can, and will, become a driving force in facing today’s challenges.
Series 3 (Sundays in August): In our highly-charged time of debate and division, our final summer study looks at Civility, using resources from The Thoughtful Christian to help us think about how we discuss key issues of this time. Our focus will be on the four virtues of civility and the principles of civility that is found in Christianity.
St. Giles Presbyterian Church offers a variety of active, Christ-centered classes and experiences for every age! Our Sunday School classes meet from 9:15-10:15am on Sunday mornings (September-May), and most of our classes meet in the Taylor Education Building. If you'd like to learn more about our ministries of faith formation, contact the church office, or anyone who serves on the Christian Education Committee.
INFANTS, TODDLERS, AND TWOS
Nursery caregivers participate in the nurture of our youngest children by providing a safe and loving environment as a beginning church experience. On the second Sunday of each month, parents join their infants, toddlers, and twos for a hands-on Sunday School experience called Frolic!
Location: Preschool Building
[Members: sign up as a childcare volunteer]
SPARKS PRE-READERS (K3-K5)
In a caring and secure environment, the children in K3-K5 begin concrete learning experiences built around age-appropriate Bible stories using the Sparks curriculum published by Sparkhouse. The children are taught about God’s great love and are helped to see themselves as children of God.
Location: The Blue Room (1st Floor of the Taylor Education Building)
SPARKS (1ST-3RD GRADES)
This early reader class is designed to activate faith using the Spark Classroom curriculum published by Sparkhouse. Children will study Bible stories from both the Old and New Testaments using engaging resources and activities.
Location: The Red Room (2nd floor of the Taylor Education Building)
TWEENS (4TH-5TH GRADES)
Using the Connects curriculum, preteens will engage in God’s big story through videos, Bible exploration, and hands-on projects. It takes tweens on a journey through the Old and New Testaments, exploring the connections between several stories each week.
Location: The Green Room (2nd floor of the Taylor Education Building)
MIDDLE SCHOOL (6TH-8TH GRADES)
Through a variety of activities, this class explores biblical passages as a launching pad for conversations about life as a middle school teenager.
Location: The Orange Room (1st floor of the Taylor Education Building)
HIGH SCHOOL (9TH-12TH GRADES)
While there are no formal classes planned for high schoolers this year, we are excited to launch a new year of youth ministry! High schoolers are invited and encouraged to participate in youth group study and fellowship on Sunday nights from 5:30-7:00pm.
Using The Present Word uniform lesson series, the Friendship class studies a variety of theological themes in scripture. All ages are welcome in this, our longest running Sunday school class.
Format: lecture and discussion.
Location: Taylor Ed. Building Room E102
STARTING POINT CLASS
This discussion-based class uses the Bible as its “starting point.” Each week Scripture and commentary are read and class discussion centers around the passage and its application to “real life” using Serendipity curriculum.
Format: text and commentary with discussion.
Location: Taylor Ed. Building Room E107
Through thoughtful and engaging discussions, the Connections class uses a variety of DVD-based and topical curricula designed to inspire curiosity, deepen faith, and explore the 21st century world.
Format: DVD & Discussion
Location: Taylor Ed. Building Room E119