THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF DANVILLE
Godly Play is our Sunday School program for children ages 3 through 5th grade. It focuses on Biblical storytelling, encourages children to explore the story, ask questions, and respond creatively, and also prepares children for participating in worship. This class meets upstairs on the 2nd Floor of the Christian Education Wing, in the Children's Assembly Room.
Feasting on the Word
(Grades 6-12: Fellowship Hall)
Designed to help youth explore their personal and communal identity in Jesus Christ, Feasting on the Word is a lectionary-based Bible study that follows the readings we hear in worship each week. Biblical stories will come alive in new and creative ways, and youth will be challenged to put their faith into action as they grow to understand themselves as Christ’s disciples.
(Room 120: February 9, 16, and 23)
To be Presbyterian is to join a way of life informed by a particular rhythm: God calls us in grace and love; we respond in gratitude. Join Caroline Kelly for a 5-part video series that will introduce this basic rhythm of life to which all Presbyterians are asked to be a part. This study is designed for anybody, whether you are seeking to become a member of the church, are a cradle Presbyterian, or are just curious. Please let Pastor Caroline know if you are interested.
Bible Study: Living Word
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.
Adult Book Study Class
(Room 122 - Library)
January/February: Simply Jesus: A New Version of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters by N.T. Wright
“Wright patiently explains the worldviews that Jesus stepped into, how his parables point to his mission, and , finally, what this truth means in today’s world.” Booklist (starred review).
Lent: Messiah: The Gospel according to Handel’s Messiah by Roger A. Bullard.
“Bullard illumines the meaning of the libretto’s texts in their original biblical context and then shows how Handel has set them to music to form a magnificent theological whole.” Elizabeth Achtemeier, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia.
1/19: Simply Jesus, Preface, Ch. 1-4
1/26: Simply Jesus, Ch. 5-7
2/2: Simply Jesus, Ch. 8-9
2/9: Simply Jesus, Ch. 10-12
2/16: Simply Jesus, Ch. 13-14
2/23: Simply Jesus, Ch. 15
3/1: Messiah, Part II, 22-26, pp. 71-81
3/8: Messiah, 27-32, pp.81-97
3/15: Messiah, 33-39, pp. 97-113
3/22: Messiah, 40-44, pp. 113-123
3/29: Messiah, Part III, 45-50, pp. 127-132
4/5 (Palm Sunday): Messiah, 51-53, pp. 133-148
Prayer Group and Card Ministry
(Conference Room next to the Pastor's Office: ongoing)
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.