Church School – All Ages

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The purpose of Church School is to grow disciples and to build community. It is here that FBC discusses Jesus’ teachings in small group settings every Sunday morning. We value this time as it allows us to delve deeper and to apply what we learn from the Bible to our daily lives as we strive to embody Christ in today’s world. The small group setting allows us to get to know each other and share our thoughts, struggles, and joys – and form lasting and meaningful relationships.

Because it is so important to our faith, there are classes for all ages, from infants to senior adults. Many of the adult classes also include social activities outside of the church to further connect with one another.

Children and Youth (Click for more information)

Proverbs 22:6
Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.

Classes for children and youth are located in individual classrooms on the first and second floors of the education wing. Childcare is provided for infants and toddlers. The children’s curriculum is Deep Blue from Cokesbury. The youth use the Smyth & Helwys curriculum.

Sunday morning at 9:30 am

  • Infants and Toddlers – Room 103 on the main level
  • Ages 2 & 3 – Room 103 on the main level
  • Ages 4-Kindergarten – Room 106 on the main level
  • Grades 1-5 – Room 204 on second level
  • Grades 6-8 – Room 202 on second level

Sunday morning at 11 am:

  • Grades 9-12 – Room 6 on lower level
Adult Education Study Groups (Click for more information)

Psalm 25:4-5
Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

There are currently adult study groups that meet on Sunday and Wednesday mornings, and one that meets on Sunday evenings. Listed below are the various offerings.

For more information please contact the church office.

Sunday morning at 9:30 am

  • Crusader Class meets in the Library on the main level.
  • Pathfinder Class meets in room 206 on the second level.
  • The Koinonia Class meets in room 205 on the second level.

Sunday morning at 11 am

  • “Mission from the Gospels” meets in room 206 on the second level.

Sunday evening at 6:30 pm

  • 1st and 3rd Sunday the Women’s Bible Study meets in member’s homes.

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