Christian Education 2017

Room Assignments for 2017-2018

Classes

Age

Teachers

Room

Nursery

Infant -3

Nicole Sanders and Mark Fall

Nursery

Preschool

Age 3-1st grade

Dawn Cocco, Julianna Maria

Lower Titus 2-3

Young Elementary

2nd,  3rd and 4th Grades

Sarah Gregg, Dee Norris

Balcony 1

Upper Elementary and Middle School

5th-8th Grade

Ellen White, Allison Neary and Katie Michels

Room 206

High School

9th-12th Grade

John Bruestle, Anna Bruestle, Kelsey Holderman

Balcony 2

Bible Foundations

Fall: "The Annotated Luther: The Roots of Reform"

Adults

Rev. Dr. Gordon Mikoski

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The Upper Room

Room 204

Thoughtful Christianity

November: "Food and Stewardship of God's Creation"
(p. 7 November FOCUS)

Adults

Various

November 5, 12, 19 & 26

The Dove Room

Room 208

Parent Coffee and Conversation Hour

Based on “99 Ways to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children” by Karen Long

Parents

Allison Larthey

(No book purchase necessary)

 

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Heritage Hall

  

This year there is no confirmation class.  Contact Rev. David Hallgren with questions. (dhallgren@pennpres.org.) 

Junior High and Senior High Youth Groups will begin September 10 and meet in Heritage Hall, at 6:30 pm or 7:30 pm, respectively. Changes in schedule are communicated directly to regular attendees and published in church newsletters and bulletins. Junior Highs (“Sunday Night Central” group) are led by Karl and Kathy Merzena, Ellen White with Rev. David Hallgren and usually will meet Sundays from 6:30 pm. Senior Highs will be led by Bob Fletcher, Kelsey Holderman with Rev. David Hallgren and their regular schedule is 7:30 on Sundays. and Lee White with Rev. David Hallgren. Schedules change for special events like group outings and local mission projects, which are planned in advance. Request a sign-up form from Rev. David Hallgren at dhallgren@pennpres.org. 

Description of fall 2017 adult classes follow. Updates will be posted as appropriate.

The first Bible Foundations or Bible and Theology Class offering this fall will be about the basic writings of Martin Luther in recognition of the 500th anniversary of Reformation. The class will use as text “The Annotated Luther: The Roots of Reform” vol. 1. 

October 31, 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. What better way to celebrate this great occasion than by exploring the basic writings of the German monk who started a revolution? Over the course of the fall, participants in this class will read and discuss several of Luther’s famous 95 theses and other writings that turned the Christian world upside down. The book used in the class The Annotated Luther: The Roots of Reform (Vol. 1) costs $27.57 on Amazon. Send an email to office@pennpres.org to sign up. 

11/05

Pp. 438-65

 

To the Christian Nobility

11/12

Pp.487-510

Pp.467-87

The Freedom of a Christian

11/19

Pp.511-38

 

The Freedom of a Christian

11/26

Small Catechism (entire)

 

The Small Catechism

12/03

Preface and 10 Commandments

 

The Large Catechism

12/10

The Apostles Creed

 

The Large Catechism

12/17

The Lord’s Prayer, Baptism, and The Sacrament of the Altar

 

The Large Catechism

A New, Informal Class: Parent Coffee and Conversation Hour –Sundays @ 9 am ('education hour'), in Heritage Hall The format of this class is informal discussions based on “99 Way to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children” by Karen Long Bostrom, facilitated by Allison Larthey; no need to buy the book & no homework. You may also join the private “PPC Parenting” page on Facebook. The class will meet starting September 10 during the education hour starting at 9:00 am. Ways to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children.

Each of the 99 ways has a page and a half reflection by the author, followed by a scripture on the topic, and then a question for discussion. No preparation is required! No need to purchase the book! Just come for a time of learning, encouragement, Christian fellowship and prayer with other parents.