The members of Henry Memorial Presbyterian Church consider Christian education a vital and important Ministry. You are invited to grow in faith and join in a program suitable for you. We’re sure you can find just the right fit for yourself and your family. We have classes for all age groups, as well as a nursery. If you’re not sure which class would be the best fit for you, just ask! We’ll be happy to help you find the right class.
Parents are encouraged to attend Adult Sunday School while the children attend a well-staffed class of their own. This class meets promptly at 10:00am each Sunday.
Curriculum to cover this age group and teachers to implement age-appropriate activities are available. Experienced staff rotates teaching responsibilities and meet with the Christian Education Committee to plan appropriate activities for Vacation Bible School during the summer months.
Evening activities are planned for at least one Sunday each month. There are outings on other occasions, as appropriate.
Our Youth Class have elected to meet with the pastor and discuss the scriptures used in the Sunday Sermon. This allows them to not only learn about the scripture but look at how it affects their lives on a daily basis. In addition, it bridges understanding for our youth when attending the regular worship service. During this time, the youth also prepare to lead the Children’s Church each Sunday.
The Agape Class meets in the Conference room three Sundays a month. The third Sunday they meet at Benton House to share their class with the residents there. The class uses the Present Word curriculum which is provided by the church. We share teaching responsibilities on a volunteer basis, one month at a time. The class consists of mainly mature men but would welcome women to attend, who like to study and discuss the Word of God.
Lydia Woods Class
The Lydia Woods Sunday School Class meets in the Library/Lydia Woods classroom every Sunday. We use the Present Word curriculum that is provided through the church. We have multiple teachers who are each assigned a Sunday. The class is made up of mature women who enjoy studying and discussing the Word of God. We are involved in supporting missions in the community through a weekly monetary contribution.
The Seekers Class is open to any adult who enjoys exploring the Bible, social issues, and faith questions through various topics suggested and chosen by the class. In the past we have studied world religions, Christian denominations, cults,and the book of Mark, just to name a few. We are now looking at how the Bible came to be, We have lively discussions, in-depth exploration, and a lot of laughter. If you like your assumptions challenged, your curiousity piqued, and your horizons broadened with people who love you just as you are, this is the class for you! Current teachers are Ginger Chambless, Anne Gibbons, and Betty Smith.
A well appointed, staffed nursery is provided for all scheduled church functions. It is open for children who are too young for Sunday School classes and those who are five years old and younger during the worship service. The nursery is available for a wider range of age groups during other church functions.
Meredith Mitchell, Attendant
Vacation Bible School
Each year in mid-summer, the church bursts forth with laughter and excitement as hearts and minds absorb the richness the gospel of Jesus Christ has to offer. There is a place for everyone as we all become students and teachers for each other.
Children and adults will find resources for study and pleasure reading in the Henry Vogle Memorial Library located in the main building. It houses approximately 1150 books. You are welcome to drop by and browse.
Small Groups Ministry
To fulfill the mission of the Church, we have several small group ministries for spiritual support, Bible study, and Christian growth. The groups, which meet at various times throughout the week, with some in the homes of our members, are designed to accommodate the interests and busy schedules of those who attend. If there is a particular need or area of study you would like to pursue, contact the pastor for assistance.
Classes are conducted once each year, or as required, for those who for the first time are considering making a profession of faith in Jesus Christ. The class is a study of the history of the Presbyterian Church, its beliefs and sacraments. The Confirmation Class offers the opportunity to examine personal relationships with Jesus Christ and to make a decision about your personal discipleship.