Activities for children, youth, and adults are designed to provide opportunity for fellowship around the table, intriguing conversations in small group classes for adults, encountering Christ through music and instruments and mission for children. It becomes a bookmark for your week, and we hope you will make this evening a part of your fall rhythms and routine!
Join us as we gather for:
- Fellowship Supper, 5:20 p.m.
- Childcare for infants, toddlers and twos, 5:45 p.m.
- Children’s Choirs for ages three through fifth grade, 6:00 p.m.
- Youth Activities, 6:00 p.m.
- Adult Classes, 6:10 p.m.
- Sanctuary Choir rehearsal, 7:15 p.m.
Wednesday evening supper begins at 5:20 p.m. and will remain open until 6:00 p.m. Reservations are necessary! (Even if you’ve had a standing reservation in the past, the list is recreated every year beginning in August!) You may contact the church office to make a reservation (firstname.lastname@example.org; 502-451-3735) or sign up on the registers that are passed in the pew on Sunday mornings. Also, please be sure to add or cancel reservations as needed no later than 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday afternoon.
New this year! Since our previous kitchen staff stepped down last May, we are exploring other ways to serve food. Currently, we will be catered by Gracious Plenty. Cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children under 12, and a maximum of $21 per household (immediate family members). Click here to see the menu.
Wednesday Night Programming for Children
Our Wednesday evening programming begins a new year on August 23, and we are ready for the sounds of children busy with play—a child’s way of learning new skills, connecting with their peers, and learning of God’s love through music and activities.
Carol Choir (3’s 4’s & young 5’s), Room 203, 6:00-7:15 p.m. Musical instruction for the young child through singing, movement and playing of instruments. Mission time with stories of the world in which we live and time to discover together how to care for God’s world and how to share God’s love with everyone, because God loves us.
Choristers Choir (K-5th Grade), Children’s Commons, Rooms 201 and 202, 6:00-7:15 p.m. Musical activities involving movement, speech, singing, literacy, and playing of instruments drawing from folk songs, hymns, scripture, and children’s anthems.
Children’s Handbell Choir, Room 200, 6:45 -7:15 p.m. (Begins Wednesday, August 30). Handbell instruction is provided for 4th and 5th grade students.
Wednesday Night Classes for Adults
Classes meet each Wednesday, 6:10-7:10 p.m., August 23 through September 27.
Come Learn Why Baptists Were the First Radicals
One of our newly adopted core values talks about “our radical Baptist heritage.” What IS that heritage, anyway, and why would those beliefs be considered “radical”? At a recent Quarterly Church Conference, the church voted to examine our relationship with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship(CBF) because of their hiring policies. How do we relate the CBF, how do the values of the CBF interface, or not, with our recently adopted Mission, Vision and Core Values? These are questions that will be explored in a six-week class that will focus on what “Baptist things” we think are critical to hang onto, and how each of them affects the way we do and be Church. The class will be taught by Bruce Maples and Roy Fuller, and will meet on the stage in Fellowship Hall. Come be radical with us!
Parenting through a Progressive Faith Lens
Many of us only know what we grew up with, the way our parents parented us. And yet, many of us feel called to parent differently in the world we live in, especially given the shift we’ve experienced as we have moved and grown from the theology of our childhood into the theology of our adulthood. How do we teach and practice with our children living life with compassion, abundance, nonviolence, equality, Sabbath, community, forgiveness, authenticity justice and joy in our everyday life? Join us as we use More Than Words: 10 Values for the Modern Family by Erin Wathen as a challenging and thought provoking jumping off point for conversation about how to do this parenting thing from a progressive faith point of view in practical, thoughtful ways. This six-week class will be led by Renee Purtlebaugh and will meet in the Commons.
Note: If you are interested in being part of the discussion but can’t make it on Wednesday nights, email Renee by August 28! We are exploring the possibility of hosting a lunch hour virtual book study every two weeks during September and October.