Wednesday Adults and Youth Christian Education - W.A.Y.
Beginning September 11, 2019

Jesus said: "I am the Way, the Truth and The Life.

 

Our Wednesday evening programs are the foundations of the Christian Education and Music programs at the First Presbyterian Church.

 

Every Wednesday evening from September until late May, we offer Christian Education classes and choir programs for all ages - children, youth, and adults.  

 

On each Wednesday during the church year, we gather at 6:15 pm to begin our programs, and then we split into various age groups, as shown below.   For those who want to gather earlier we provide food and drink beginning at 5:00 to get you through the evening.

(Reservations (570-586-6306) are needed for the supper, but no reservations are required for the programs.)

  • Chapel Choir (grades K-6) begins at 5:30, under the direction of our organist, Kay Ten Eyck
  • All Christian Education classes begin at 6:15 pm
  • Adult choir rehearsal begins at 7:15 pm.  This choir welcomes young adults and older teens who love to sing.
  • The handbell choir begins at 8:30 pm.

 

  • Classes
    • Spark (Newborn - 3 year old) enjoy Bible stories, songs and games in the nursery.
    • Grace & Faith (4 year old - Grade 5) Young people will experience Bible stories through our curriculum Growing in Grace & Gratitude. In September, we will learn how god makes a promise, god blesses Ishmael and Isaac, and god gives Joseph dreams.
    • We Believe (Grades 6 and older) - This fall, students will go back to the beginning by exploring the old testament . We'll start in genesis, discovering the history and richness of the bible as we discuss, ask questions, and dig deeper into familiar stories.
    • PresbyYouth (Grades 9-12 and college-age adults) are encouraged to either join an adult class or participate in the middle school class.
    • Adults:
      • John Lawlor will lead Archaeology of the Bible: From Oral Word to Written Text. This two-part study will first pursue the questions: “How did the Bible come into existence and what is the history of the English text”? Part two will be a follow-up case study using the Hebrew Psalter [The Psalms]. How did the “book” of Psalms emerge from individual oral poems, songs, prayers into an organized [five books] written collection? In Room 206.
      • Let’s Talk About Race is an honest conversation about an important topic that is tearing apart our nation -- and has been tearing it apart for 400 years. Through presentations, conversations, and film, we will find ways to address these issues. In Room 210
  • Choirs

    • Chapel Choir (5:30 - 6:10 pm) - .  This is our youth choir for children from Kindergarten through grade 6. In the choir, children begin to learn about church music and the role of music in worship while learning basics of choral singing, in a fun and age-appropriate setting.  All children are welcome; they need not be members of the church to participate.
    • Alleluia Choir (Alternate Thursdays begining Sept 14 at 6:30) - This is our middle and high school choir.
    • Adult Choir - (7:15 - 8:30 pm) Our adult choir, which includes teens above grade 7, is the primary choir, supporting our worship and other events and activities.  It is open to all who are interested in worhiping God with music.  There are no tryouts or auditions.
    • Handbell Choir- (8:30 - 9:15 pm) The handbell choir features a 3½ octave set of Malmark bells, choirchimes, and joins in worship about every six weeks.

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