What: An intergenerational ministry on Sunday Evenings in the Fall and Spring.
Times: Dinner 6-6:30 pm / Classes meet from 6:30-7:30 pm
Location: Fellowship Hall
Childcare: Nursery provided at no cost/ Dinner Served at no cost
What is Faithful Families?
Here at FPC we believe intergenerational ministry to be one of the ways we empower people for lifelong discipleship. The Bible is filled with examples of faithful communities of all ages who journeyed together through the ups, downs, twists and turns of life. These communities all shared some common practices.
- They met together regularly.
- They broke bread together.
- They opened up the scriptures and learned together.
That’s what Faithful Families is about. All are welcome, so invite a friend to join us.
Fall Series (September 29 – October 20)
Presbyterian Playhouse (3K-5K) Extended Care Room
Teachers: Stephanie Heath and Sallie Stafford
Preschool children are invited to join Mrs. Heath and Mrs. Stafford for a time of game, Bible lessons, crafts, singing, and more while learning about The Ten Commandments.
Presbyterian Kids (1st – 5th grade) Room 304
Teachers: Kelly Hickey and Kimberly White
Children are invited join Mrs. Kelly & Mrs. Kim in the Children in Worship Center as we explore sacred Bible stories, Christian symbols, paraments, the liturgical calendar, hymns and more.
Reclaiming the Sabbath McLaurin Room
Teacher: Rev. Nick Cheek
Exhaustion, anxiety, worry, chaos, frustration; these are the effects of a life without Sabbath. This class will help us reclaim some Sabbath peace in our lives. Together we will read through For Sabbath’s Sake, by J. Dana Trent. Dana is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and professor of World Religions and Critical Thinking at Wake Tech Community College. The class will also learn a few new spiritual practices to help us worship, rest and find the quiet center of God’s abiding presence. This class is limited to 25 people. Books will be available in the church office two weeks before class ($10) or you can order one yourself.
God’s Beloved Community: On Earth As In Heaven Choir Room
Teacher: Rev. Dr. Ella Busby
The focus of this Faithful Family Series is to examine the concept of the beloved community as it exists and the vision God intends by means of informal, but creative conversations. We will be informed by the interpretation of Scriptures; the understandings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King, Jr. and resources from the Reformed perspective will be given to and discussed with the participants.
Exploring the Four Major Biblical Covenants Chapel
Teacher: Susan Holton, Clerk of Session, Swan Lake Presbyterian Church
This class will dive into the four major covenants found in the Bible and pursue what they mean for us, our world and our relationship to God and one another. The class will be a mixture of lecture and discussion. We are grateful to Susan for joining Faithful Families this fall. She is a graduate from the South Carolina Lay School of Theology and currently serves on the Committee of Preparation for Ministry for Presbytery.
Class 1: Noah and the Rainbow
Class 2: The Abrahamic Covenant
Class 3: The Mosaic Covenant
Class 4: The New Covenant