Adult Sunday School

The following adult classes meet each Sunday from 9:45 to 10:45am, except during the summer.

The Present Word Class engages participants in Bible Study and its application to life — enabling the growth of participants as children of God rooted in the Christian community, life in the Spirit, and Christian hope. The class is led by Blair Engle and John Effland, and meets in Room 109A.

Women’s Sunday Fellowship is an informal women’s gathering for prayer, sharing, and reflection. During the week, participants receive an email devotional that serves as the starting point for Sunday discussions. Pam Odom facilitates this group, which meets in Room 105.

The Inquiring Believers’ Class uses a weekly emailed curriculum, The Wired Word, as the basis of discussion of a current news event, in the light of Christian faith and Scripture. Bob Harris leads this class, which meets in the Library (Room 106).

The Bible Study Class is discussing one chapter of The Bible each week this fall. The class time is spent in exploration and open discussion of the chapter and its meaning for life today, as well as building community through the sharing of joys and concerns and prayer. Cindy Cass facilitates this study, which meets in the church Parlor (Room 101).

Last fall, we launched a Christian Fundamentals course to cover basic areas of the Christian faith and life in four classes. In January James Barkley will be teaching the second class of this course entitled:  “An Introduction to Our Faith.”  This 10-week class will identify and explore the core elements of the Christian faith.  The class will begin on January 15 with the question “Who is God?” exploring various passages of the Bible and considering short excerpts from C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity, N.T. Wright’s Simply Christian, and Donald McKim’s Presbyterian Questions, Presbyterian Answers.  The class will meet at 9:45am in room 201.

 

 

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Youth Sunday School

The Mid-High Sunday School Class, grades 6-8, meets with Gary and Camille Hatter and uses Encounter Curriculum, which is a Bible-based, culturally relevant, and personally challenging teen Sunday school curriculum. The middle school group examines in depth both the Old and New Testaments. 

The Confirmation of Faith Program is taught during the 9th grade year. This class is taught by Seth Lovell, Ruffin King, Amy Effland, and Cheryl Wetmore-Simpson. The curriculum is a blend of resources from the PC(USA) and RE:FORM Curriculum. 

Senior-High Sunday School is for high school youth in grades 10-12 and is taught by Mark and Cynthia Lorenzoni. The Lorenzonis combine scripture and popular media to engage the youth in important discussions about issues affecting high school youth and how to live out their faith. 

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Children and Youth Sunday School Classes

Sunday School classes for children and youth meet from 9:45 until 10:45 every Sunday from September-May. As part of Olivet's Bibles for Life Program, the Christian Education Committee gifts 1st, 5th and 9th graders with new Bibles to read at home and to bring to church. High School graduates are presented with a devotional book each May. Sunday School is where children and leaders learn to know our living God, grow in vibrant faith, and show God’s love to others. For Pre-K - 5th grade, the curriculum used to nuture children as they develop into faith filled disciples is, Walk with Me, from Faith Alive Christian Resources.

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-K
Linda Reaser and Linda Edenfield, Room B-1
K, 1st and 2nd
Alison and Gavin MacCleery, Room B-3
3rd, 4th, 5th
Ashley and Warren Buford, Room B-4
Middle School (6th - 8th)
Gary and Camille Hatter, Room 207
Confirmation (9th)
Amy Effland, Ruffin King, Seth Lovell, Cheryl Wetmore-Simpson, Room 205
High School (10th-12th)
Mark and Cynthia Lorenzoni, Room 202
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