2017-2018 Sunday School

Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church
Sunday School 2017-2018

Sunday School Kick-Off Breakfast: September 10
A new year of classes and activities to nurture, educate, and inspire all ages at CHPC will get underway on Sunday, September 10, with the annual Sunday School Kick-Off Breakfast. Children, teens, adults are invited to gather at 9:45 AM in Henry Young Hall. Sunday school teachers will introduce plans for classes and activities for every group from young children through adults. Come hear what’s in store for you and your family, and enjoy a full breakfast before worship.

Beginning Sunday, September 17:

Infants and Toddlers (birth to 2) can go to the Nursery, front building, main floor, Room 203 (next to Choir Room) where care and stories will be offered.

Children’s Choir Time: Children (ages 3-5th grade) will start the day in the Choir Room (front building, Room 202) with Debbie Dierks at 9:45 AM for Children’s Choir time, then go to their Sunday school classes. They’ll be preparing songs to sing in worship regularly this year.

Young Children (ages 3 – 1st grade) meet in the front building, main floor, Room 201 (old church office next to the Choir Room). Teachers: Jessica Banks, Elaine Trautwein, Jerry Van Marter. Substitutes: Megan McCarty, Erin Veliquette

Older Elementary (grades 2-5) meet in the front building, downstairs, Room 004 (at the end of the hall). Teachers: Kate Husk and Eva Stimson

Youth (middle and high school) meet in the Youth Room, front building, downstairs, Room 003. Teachers: Paul Kepler and Megan McCarty with rotating topics and leaders each month.

9:45 AM Adult Class: Topics and leaders change every month or two so pay attention to announcements that will describe new offerings. The Adult Class is located in the Gathering Room, back building, Room 118 (at end of the hall).

Adult Sunday School in March
The Sunday morning adult study in March will focus on the history, theology, programs and policy positions of the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS). The OGHS offering will be received on Palm Sunday and Easter. This year’s OGHS theme is “Repairers of the Breach,” a reference to Isaiah 58 and the promised role of the righteous who hear and respond to God’s call for justice. Gary Cook will lead the class, beginning with an Isaiah 58 Bible study on March 4, and a March 11 review of the history of the three PC(USA) programs supported by the offering. On March 18, Stephen Bartlett will lead an exploration of the upcoming Farm Bill, legislation that is especially important to the Presbyterian Hunger Program. The Farm Bill has significant impact both on the broader food system and on hungry people who rely on SNAP (formerly Food Stamps). The final week will examine some specific efforts funded through the three OGHS programs: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Self-Development of People, and the Presbyterian Hunger Program. The class meets in the Gathering Room (back building) each Sunday at 9:45 AM, and everyone is invited to participate.

Adult Sunday School in April: Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate
Join the Generosity Team for four Sundays starting April 8 to learn more about new thinking on church giving and the role of stewardship in congregational mission. We’ll be reading and discussing Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate, by J. Clif Christopher, a short, easy-to-read overview of the topic. Copies of the book will be provided; please let Andrea Trautwein know if you plan to come so enough copies will be available—andrealtrautwein@gmail.com.

9:45 AM Parent Coffee Talks: Weekly, casual conversation in the CHPC Library (Room 001 at the bottom of the stairs) for parents of children of all ages. On the first Sunday of each month, we’ll bring a conversation topic: In September, we’ll discuss talking to our kids about Racial Justice.