Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. –Colossians 3:16
Why is it important for us to study The Bible? We believe spending time with God’s Word helps nourish and strengthen us as Christians; it helps facilitate spiritual growth in Christ as we become ever-more mature and faithful followers of his teachings. We believe the Word of God to be the richest, most illuminating text in the history of mankind, but it is also one of the most challenging. Each time we come together to study the scriptures, there are new insights and truths to be discovered.
The Adult Class of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church meets for this purpose for one hour a week, excluding the months of July and August. The class meets every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. in the church’s Canon Parker Room.
Sessions are kept informal to better encourage open discussion and participation, and coffee or tea is always available. The group has engaged a wide range of topics in the past, and is currently exploring the readings for each Sunday in order to better understand the message of each reading and Gospel. The group is always open to suggestions for future study and discussion, so come and let us know what you think. New members and new perspectives are always welcome!
He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” –Mark 10:14
The Sunday School program of St. Paul’s is one of our most important and beloved ministries. We strive to create a program that gives children and young adults the foundation necessary to build a lifetime commitment to the Christian faith. We help our children learn, understand and grow in their faith in an environment that emphasizes fun and dynamic lessons as well as traditional Bible study.
The way to help our young people get the most out of Sunday School is to provide for them a truly enjoyable experience each and every week!
Classes start every Sunday at 10:15 a.m., and run for approximately one hour. The children meet to participate in weekly devotionals, study the scripture, take part in interactive lessons that help relate Bible lessons to contemporary life, and experience Christian fellowship with their peers. The wide array of teaching methods help engage students and keep them interested each week.
The children also look forward to their big Christmas pageant each year, which takes about a month to prepare for. They enjoy performing every bit as much as the congregation enjoys watching them; it is a continuous pleasure to watch each child grow as the young talents they are.
For more information about the Sunday School program of St. Paul’s, please contact the church office.