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Children

 

General

Our ministry with children is guided by the understanding that all children are a gift of God. We share in affirming that all children are:

Created by God and created good;

All children are a gift to the whole human community;

All children have a real faith and gifts for ministry;

All children have the right to be children;

And all children are not just tomorrow, but they are today.

For more information about children's faith formation, or to find out how you can be involved, contact Amy Wilson, Director of Children and Family Ministries.

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Godly Play

Godly Play is our Sunday School program for children ages 3 years old through 5th grade.  It is based on an interpretation of Montessori religious education and is an imaginative approach to working with children, an approach that supports, challenges, nourishes and guides their spiritual quest.  Our storytellers capture the attention and imagination of every child around the circle as they share stories from the Bible and encourage the children to reflect on them.

 

Godly Play meets on Sunday mornings, 9:30-10:30 a.m., in the Godly Play suite on the second floor.     

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Youth

General

The mission of DYC is to provide a Christ-centered place for 6th-12th graders  to talk, play, pray, serve, support, and grow as disciples with the guidance and care of adults who love them, empowering all for ministry.

Danville Youth Connection is a shared ministry of the Presbyterian Church of Danville, Trinity Episcopal Church, First Christian Church. DYC is a great place to find true friendships, exciting events, and important lessons about life’s challenges. Most importantly, it’s a safe place to connect with a real God who is passionately seeking us!

Contact Sean Gladding to get involved!

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Sunday School

 

 

 

Join us for light breakfast refreshments and informal discussion of Bible teachings and how they relate to your life. Meets in Fellowship Hall.

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Danville Youth Connection

(6th -12th grade)

We meet most Sunday nights during the academic year at one of the three partnership churches. We begin with a meal at 5:30 pm followed by reflection and games.  Contact Sean Gladding for more information! 

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Local Mission Opportunities

Our youth participate in Soups On Us and Salvation Army Bell-Ringing with the wider church family, and complete their own projects–from canned food drives to Spring and Fall clean-up days!

Christmas Project with Phelps, KY:  The DYC youth go to Phelps, KY to bring gifts for those who are in need and connect with their families by playing games, talking, and reading the story about the Birth of Christ to the kids. We partner with Peters Creek Church youth, as well. DYC Youth go shopping a week before they leave for the Christmas mission trip.

Summer Mission Trip: The DYC youth go to Mountain T.O.P. in Tennessee every summer in June. It is an amazing, life-changing experience! More information about the project can be found here: http://www.mountain-top.org

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Additional Events

  • Hiking

  • Corn Maze

  • Movie night

  • Games night

  • Christmas Party

  • Super Bowl Party

  • Ski Trip /Snow-Tubing Trip

  • Kings Island Trip

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College Students

 

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College can be a bubble, seeing only 20 somethings and staying in the same four block space. Join us for worship, service, and meals while connecting with the greater community, a breadth of ages, interests, and faith journeys.  

Contact Sean Gladding to get involved. 

Service Opportunities

There are numerous opportunities for college students to serve at The Presbyterian Church – we are always looking for help with Soup's on Us, our second Saturday of the month lunch preparation and delivery ministry; Parents' Night Out, our quarterly Friday night opportunity for parents to bring their children to church for pizza and movie while they have some time to themselves; childcare during Sunday worship and Wednesday Night Fellowship; youth group, and our music ministry.

Contact Amy Wilson to get involved.

 

Adults

Bible Study: Living Word

Sunday 9:30 AM

Facilitated by Mark Tibbles, Living Word is a lectionary-based Bible study. Discussion revolves around themes found in scripture and how those themes can be applied to life, faith, and spiritual journeys.

Currently meeting in the chapel.

Book Study: 
 

Sunday at 9:30 AM

Led by Bill Garriott and currently reading The Difficult Words of Jesus, by Amy-Jill Levine. Amy is a Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School. Meeting for book study is in the church Library.

Examine the most difficult teachings of Jesus with Dr. Amy-Jill Levine. Jesus provided his disciples teachings for how to follow Torah, God’s word; he told them parables to help them discern questions of ethics and of human nature; he offered them beatitudes for comfort and encouragement. But sometimes Jesus spoke words that followers then and now have found difficult. He instructs disciples to hate members of their own families (Luke 14:26), to act as if they were slaves (Matthew 20:27), and to sell their belongings and give to the poor (Luke 18:22). He restricts his mission (Matthew 10:6); he speaks of damnation (Matthew 8:12); he calls Jews the devil’s children (John 8:44). In The Difficult Words of Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine shows how these difficult teachings would have sounded to the people who first heard them, how have they been understood over time, and how we might interpret them in the context of the Gospel of love and reconciliation.

Prayer Group and Card Ministry

Sunday 11:00 AM

Together we send cards to and pray for people who are experiencing difficulties, grieving the loss of a loved one, or celebrating a significant event.

Currently meeting at the church in room 122.

Wednesday Evenings

Wednesday 5:30 PM

Join us for dinner and fellowship in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 p.m., followed at 6:00 p.m. by an informal Bible study using the curriculum, Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living.

Following Jesus is a lifelong journey where we learn and do what Jesus said and did. It takes more than the head, checking off boxes of belief. It is also about doing. And it takes practice. As we explore faith practices, we are diving into the essence of what makes us Christian, those who follow the one who practiced what he preached!

Bible Study

Thursday 10:30 AM

Led by Jim Erwin in the Library of the church. Currently the group is discussing the Psalms and breaking down the concepts/differences between Psalms of Praise, Psalms of Lament and Psalms of Thanksgiving. Also, offering an in depth discussion on how Psalms still related today and can be applied to everyday life.