Church School

Children's and youth Church School classes return Sept. 10.

Many of our adult classes are on summer break, too, and have combined to form the opportunities below, which begin at 9:30 am.

If you're not sure where to go, enter through the Welcome Center at the corner of North Elm and Fisher Park Circle, and a greeter guide will be available to help.

The Idea of God

Sandie GravettSandie Gravett, Appalachian State proefssor, explores how Christianity thinks of the divine in her new study "The Idea of God" in the Agape Class during September.

Over the course of four Sundays, we will explore the ideas of Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer and the relationship between the three (the doctrine of the Trinity). 

Our work will include both close reading of the biblical text and some of the classic church creeds.

The class meets at 9:30 am in the Garden Room, Smith 124, adjacent to the Welcome Center.

Sacred Space

Sacred Space

How have Christians over the centuries attempted to create sacred space in stone, wood, and glass; that is, through their architecture?

Gerald Donnelly leads a discussion titled "Sacred Space" in YMBC during September.

The class will use photos and narrative to selectively illustrate the diversity of church buildings from the time of Constantine to the present. Come and see simple wooden church structures as well as grand gothic cathedrals. We'll also discuss the architectural features of our Sanctuary.

YMBC meets in Redhead Hall beside Memorial Chapel, Elm Street side of the church.

Contact Rachel Sommers for more information.

Other adult classes

The Seekers Class discusses Genesis in the Vaughn Conference Room (Main 125).

Classes returning Sept. 10

The Commitment Class discusses current events in Blair Hagan Room (behind Memorial Chapel).

The Faith, Community, Action Class focuses on Outreach and topics related to racial equality and inclusivity. The class's fall plans include a discussion of Debby Irving's "Waking Up White."

The Homebuilders Class meets in Myers Loyalty Room. Doug Key leads a discussion of "The Divine Dance."

Classes returning Sept. 17

Gather, our study for young adults, discusses Genesis with FPC pastors in Memorial 200.