Growing Together

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”  -- 3 John 1:4

 

At Faith our goal is to educate those in our church and community to the fullest on understanding God’s love, living the Word in our daily lives, and growing in our spiritual journey.

 

Sunday School

Adult Bible Study: Sunday morning from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. adults and senior high students meet for Bible Study.  This year, our adult class will begin with a study on sharing ourselves and our possessions.

 

Children’s Sunday school:  Children are welcome to begin our worship service in the sanctuary.  Following the children’s sermon, children K-8th grade leave the sanctuary and join their Sunday school teachers for age appropriate Bible lessons, activities and song.

 

Study Groups

Lenten Study: Each year Faith Presbyterian Church offers special Lenten study groups, based on a particular course or author.  Our study group begins at 6:00 p.m. on each Wednesday during Lent, and includes a soup and salad meal.  Last year, we used a 5-session study based on author Max Lucado’s “Before Amen.”

 

Presbytery Women in Faith:  Our Presbyterian Women group meets on the second Wednesday of each month September through May, at 1:00 p.m. in the parlor.  The new cycle is a series called “Come to the Waters.”  All the lessons deal with water in some way: Absence of Water, Dangerous Waters, River of Hope, etc.  If you are interested in joining this group or need more information, please contact our Facilitator, Jo Hall.

 

Presbytery Men in Faith: 

Sermon Roundtable:  This is a rotating group of seven or eight people who meet with the pastor each Monday to discuss the next Sunday’s scripture.   The purpose is to help the pastor see how the scriptures are relating to the congregation and how it intersects with individual lives.

 

Vacation Bible School (VBS):  Each year in June we offer a week-long VBS open to the any child age 3 years through the end of the 6th grade.  It is a week of Bible study, fun activities, games and food. 

 

Fellowship Opportunities

Sunday fellowship:

Following worship every Sunday, all are invited to join us in the parlor for snacks and fellowship.

 

Joy in Adult Ministry (JAM):

JAM meets in the parlor on the 2nd Wednesday each month at 12:15 p.m. for lunch, games, and an afternoon of fellowship.  Everyone is welcome.  Bring a dish to share, your favorite game and a friend.  All else is provided.

 

Book Club

Our Book Club is open to the public.  We meet at 6:00 p.m. in the parlor on the last Wednesday each month for lively discussion of the month’s book selection.  Pick up a copy of our current selection and join us.

 

Some of the books we’ve read are:

  • Wild, by Cheryl Strayed
  • Peace Like a River, by Leif Enger
  • Traveling Mercies, by Ann LaMott
  • Love Wins, by Rob Bell

 

Next meeting: December 7 @ 6:00 p.m.

This month’s Selection is “Lila” by Marilynne Robinson.

Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder.

Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church-the only available shelter from the rain-and ignites a romance and a debate that will reshape her life. She becomes the wife of a minister, John Ames, and begins a new existence while trying to make sense of the life that preceded her newfound security.  

January's Book is written by Harper Lee, titled, "To Kill A Mocking Bird/Go Set a Watchman".  Book discussion is scheduled for January 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

Looking into February 2017, on the 22nd, we will be discussing "Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis" by J. D. Vance.

 

 

Movie Night

Four times per year, we hold a Movie Night, which is open to the public.  It is held on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.  BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair); snacks are provided.  What a great way to enjoy a FREE night at the movies.

Watch this space for information on future viewings.

 

Carry-in Dinners

One of our favorite “fellowship” events, our carry-in dinners are  always a fun time with good food and good friends.

 

Dayton Dragons Ball games

Several times a season, we get the opportunity to attend a Dayton Dragons ball game sponsored by the Deacons.

 

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Verses

"Meanwhile these three remain: faith, hope, love; but the greatest of these is love."

I Corinthians - 13:13