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Adult Education

The Adult Education team led by Fred Carlson conducts class in the pews at St. Alban’s between the two Sunday services from 9:30 AM until 10:20 AM from September through May.

All are welcome to attend!

In addition to the weekly classes, members of St. Alban’s also plan and facilitate a Lenten Series for adults in preparation for Easter.

 Saint Alban’s Adult Education Winter/Spring 2020

          Saint Alban’s resumes our regular adult education Bible study sessions between services in the sanctuary every Sunday between January 5 and May 17 except for Easter Sunday April 12.

January 5, 12, 19, 26

The new Anglican Church in North America 2019 Book of Common Prayer is in the pews. Come hear about the Bible’s authority over the prayer book leading Anglican worship, both in the church and at home.

Led by Fred Carlson, Adult Education Coordinator

February 2, 9, 16, 23

The Faith of the Patriarchs and the Book of Hebrews, Part 2. Jesus describes the ‘cost of discipleship’ to his followers. How did the Patriarchs exhibit saving faith?

Led by the Adult Education team

March 1, 8, 15

In the Footsteps of Saint Paul, Part 2. As we journey through Cilicia/Pamphylia, Galatia, and Macedonia following the footsteps of Paul in his missionary journeys we enter into a new fresh relationship with the scriptures in Acts and in his epistles.

Led by Craig Huntington

Thursday Evening Lenten Study Series

       Thursdays February 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2.

Join us in the church Fellowship Hall for the 6 Thursdays between Ash Wednesday (Feb 26) and Maundy Thursday (April 9). 6-8pm each evening. The evenings will include a soup and bread dinner and the study of CS Lewis’ ‘Mere Christianity’ with a 6-week study guide. Visitors welcome! Copies of the book and study guides will be provided by the church Men’s ministry.

Elaine Griesheimer is coordinating, to get in the loop with this program contact the church office at 724-325-2727.

Children's Christian Education

          The Children’s Christian Education, under the direction of Diane Kaufmann and her team work with the children each Sunday morning at 9:30 AM in the church hall from September through May.  Classes include studies for children from pre-school through college to build on a Christian foundation that each student can rely on to help them through their time away from home as young adults.

          In addition to the Sunday classes, Diane and her team facilitate a yearly week of Vacation Bible School (VBS).  Children from throughout the community come to learn in a fun and interactive environment.  Stay tuned for this year’s dates!

Christian Education for Children at St. Alban’s

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

Proverbs 22:6

          Struggling to meet the needs of the children of St. Alban’s in an increasingly secular society, the goal of our Sunday School remains focused on helping all students, from pre-school through college, grow in faith and love of God’s Word. Classes meet on Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM.

          The Elementary class follows the Biblical-based curriculum What’s in the Bible? while exploring all 66 books of the Bible. Examining the Bible and dividing it into specific sections, the children study the Old Testament books of law, history, poetry, wisdom and the major and minor prophets, while considering the New Testament books of the Gospels, church history, the epistles, and prophesy. Sunday morning lessons consist of a children’s chapel service, video supplements, a morning snack, games, and crafts.

          The Senior Class, under the tutelage of Kathy Pierce, Elaine Griesheimer, Jessica Sikora, Bob Birdseye, Fred Carlson, Anita Little, and Diane Kaufmann, explore a wide variety of curriculum materials, from internet resources produced by the Open Church, to current movies, to a complete DVD series based on the life of Jesus. We are so grateful to both our staff and parents who work hard to insure that our teens connect with God’s Word.

          While education is the primary focus of the Sunday School, we also strive to provide opportunities for service and fellowship. Once a month the children of the Sunday School gather for a service project. This year the children enjoyed packing College Care Packages, making stationery sets for veterans at the Fisher House, sponsoring the Operation Christmas Child shoebox, organizing Project Hope, gathering warm outerwear and toiletries for the Blackburn Women’s Shelter, filling pretzel treat bags for residents at a local senior citizens facility, collecting donations for Heifer International, and stuffing Birthday Bags for Loaves and Fishes. The children’s offering each Sunday is used to support two children through Compassion International: Josiane from Brazil and Gurmesa from Ethiopia.

          Whether gathering for fellowship during the annual inter-generational ice cream social, Share-Your-Heart Sunday, making pretzels during Lent, searching for eggs during the Love Sunday Easter Egg Hunt, competing in the Sunday School’s Who’s First quiz shows, enjoying the Recognition Sunday picnic, playing with friends at VBS, or celebrating Christmas with a birthday party for baby Jesus, the children of St. Alban’s experience fun and fellowship as an important part of the Sunday school program.

          The staff encourages visitors and welcomes all parents who wish to bring their children to Sunday School for Christian education, fun, and fellowship! Please call the church office for more information.

Diane Kaufmann
Sunday School Director