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Christian Education

A very lively Bible Study continues on ZOOM every Wednesday from 9:30-10:30. Reverend Joan Marshall has just completed facilitating a study of the ten commandments entitled Love Carved in Stone. Throughout the rest of this month, we will be focusing Advent and Christmas Traditions.  In January, we anticipate beginning a new Bible study focused on the promises of God led by Reverend Riley.  All are welcome to join at any time. 

Plans are underway to revitalize the Book Group and offer a book study of Robert Putnam’s The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How WE Can Do It Again.  For more information, contact Reverend Joan Marshall at 618-466-8072.    

                                                                

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 Pets Unleashed VBS 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) is held each June at The Nature Institute (TNI), located at 2121 S. Levis Lane, Godfrey, Illinois. This year's VBS was a combined effort of three area Presbyterian churches-- Elm Street Presbyterian and First Presbyterian both located in Alton, and First Presbyterian in Edwardsville. This year's program was Camp Out! The beautiful outdoor setting at TNI inspired us to look for VBS programs which stress careful stewardship of God's Creation--plants, animals, air, water and people. It is designed for children ages 4 to 11 years from 5:30-8:00 p.m. We invite and encourage ALL children, regardless of denomination, to attend. More information is available in Spring at this website or by calling 618-465-3592. Registration can be done over the phone.

          

Everywhere Fun Fair VBS

CHILDREN'S CHURCH is held each Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. The worship service begins in the sanctuary and the children follow their leader downstairs to the church Youth Room. The morning's lesson is based on the same passage from the lectionary as the adult worship service that day. A craft, cooking activity or game reinforces that morning's message. 

Activity from Children's Church

ADULT BIBLE STUDY is held each Wednesday morning in the Flota Room, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. The multi-denominational group chooses their course of study. Please feel free to join us!

A LECTIONARY STUDY, is held in the Cousley Library each Sunday morning before worship, from 9:00 - 9:50 a.m.  This study is open to anyone who would like to delve deeper into interpretting the listed scriptures for that particular Sunday. Adults, young adults and teens are welcome to join the discussion!