This group will meet in the Social Room and continue last year's study of Martin Luther's 95 Theses. When that is complete, we will move on to a discussion of the book "Declaration of the Way," which celebrates 50 years of Lutheran-Catholic dialogue and the Statements of Agreement on Church, Ministry and Eucharist.
Meeting in the Luther Library, this class is for those new to the Church, Lutheranism, or just seeking to learn what it means to be a Christian. Led by Leslie Emrick, the focus will be on the simple reading of scripture and brief explanations of various spiritual practices. This class is open to all who desire to grow in their walk with Christ.
Parents of children all ages are invited to the parlor for this class. For the first six weeks, Dr. Rodney Mulhollem will teach about parenting styles, developmental stages, the growing brain, as well as cultural influences on children and parents and incorporating this knowledge into healthy parenting. The rest of the year, Jeanette Thomas will lead discussions on parenting our kids into the Kingdom of God.
The Frolic curriculum from the ELCA is about taking Little Steps toward Big Faith! Designed for children ages 0-3, the stories and hands on play activities allow spiritual development to be a part of their early childhood development. The nursery is located at the front of the education wing, and is adjacent to the parlor, where we have the parenting class.
With the "Hands-On Bible" Curriculum, kids experience powerful connections between Scripture and everyday life by engaging all five of their senses. Kids retain more by interacting with a lesson instead of just hearing it. Discovering the Bible will be a fun, hands-on experience that gets kids excited about Sunday school. The Bible comes alive! Room #15
Using the ELCA approved Spark curriculum, they connect well known bible stories with the same lectionary used in worship. Every lesson is based on the Spark children's bibles that are given to each family at baptism. Room #13
This Spark curriculum begins a more formal education in the Old and New Testament (alternating years, one is spent entirely on the Old Testament, the other on the New.) Upon entering 5th grade, the children receive an adult bible to help them in their studies. Room #11
At this age, our young people begin to delve into Luther's Small Catechism focusing on the Ten Commandments and the Apostle and Nicene Creeds. Room #12
Continuing Luther's Small Catechism, the high school students discuss the important elements of the service such as, The Lord's Prayer, Baptism, Communion, and Confession. Meeting in the Luther Lodge, located directly behind the church, they also enjoy fellowship by making breakfast together.