Education is one of the hallmarks of Faith Formation in the Reformed tradition. From Calvin’s Geneva, to John Knox’s dictum for all of Scotland, “a school in every parish,” to America and all parts of the world, education has been and continues to be a central feature of Presbyterian ministry.
Presbyterians value informational education, learning about the world and how it functions. We value vocational education, developing God-given talents in order to fulfill the vocation to which we have been called. And fundamentally, we value transformational education that forms our faith.
Come be transformed.
Adult Sunday School Classes:
Fellowship Class – In person and Zoom 9:00am
This is a warm fellowship of older adults who use a Bible study with curriculum, plus they share prayer concerns and sing hymns. They meet in the Parlor on the bottom floor of the Education Building each Sunday from 9:00 – 10:00am. Please contact the Church Office for details.
Koinonia Class – 9:00am
This is a strong and caring community of 70-something adults who use a Bible study with curriculum and pray together. They meet on the bottom floor of the Sanctuary Building each Sunday from 9:00 – 10:00am. Please contact the Church Office for details.
Disciples Class – 9:00am
This is a wonderful inter-generational community of adults whose studies vary between current events, theology, and scripture study, plus they share prayer concerns and praises. Always great discussions. They meet on the north end of Struble Hall on the bottom floor of the Education Building each Sunday from 9:00 – 10:00am. Please contact the Church Office for details.
30’s – 40’s – 9:00am
This is a wonderful gathering of married and single 30 – 40 yr olds. They meet in the Conference Room on the bottom floor of the Sanctuary Building each Sunday from 9:00 – 10:00am. Please contact the Church Office for details.
Young Adults and College Students – Zoom, monthly
This group meets monthly virtually and in-person periodically for meals and fun. Please contact Erin Cook or the Church Office for details.
Various studies have been offered, from the book, The 5 Love Languages of Children, to the book, Being Presbyterian in the Bible Belt, to the class Creativity and the Creator. Check the Worship and Work monthly newsletter for new offerings.
Children & Youth Sunday School Classes – 9:00am:
Nursery care for infants and toddlers is available on the second floor of the Education Building from 9:00 – 10:15am and the first floor of the Sanctuary Building from 10:15 – 11:45am. during Sunday School and worship.
Children and Youth Sunday School Classes are held on the third floor of the Education Building from 9:00 – 10:00am. each Sunday. Classes are available for:
- Toddlers (in the nursery on the second floor)
- Elementary School.
- Youth Group.
Men’s Monday Lunch & Bible Study – noon:
This casual men’s group meets each Monday in Struble Hall on the lower level of the Education Building from Noon-1:00pm. You are welcome to bring a bag lunch. The Bible study is led by a co-pastor and group members.
Presbyterian Women – first Mondays and Tuesdays of September – May:
Presbyterian Women gathers women of the church together in community to nurture faith through prayer and Bible Study, and to support the mission of the church worldwide.
The communities of women are called Circles. Women of all ages meet once a month from September – May in their individual Circles. Meetings are the first and second Monday and Tuesdays of the month. Times and locations are listed in the Worship and Work monthly newsletter. Park Lake has five Circles, named after women of the Bible – Esther, Joanna, Martha, Sarah and Dorcas (yes, that is the name of a woman in the Bible!).
Attend Circle meetings and enjoy a “ladies night out” of fellowship and spiritual growth. If you are not currently involved in a Circle, it is never too late to start.
Presbyterian Women Circles’ Bible Study for 2023-2024 is Sacred Encounters: The Power and Presence of Jesus Christ in Luke-Acts by Olive Mahabir.
Mission projects of Circles vary. Circles ask Park Lakers to collect Box Tops for Education for Thornwell Home, food coupons for the Russell Home, and aluminum pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House. All of these items may be placed in the work room in the church office or given to any Circle member.
Other mission projects include:
- Esther Circle’s gingerbread house event during Advent to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
- Luncheon honoring the Park Lake Child Care Center teachers.
For more information regarding Presbyterian Women, please visit the Presbyterian Women page on the PCUSA website.
Park Lake has a wonderful adult church library, as well as a children’s library. Stop by and look for something interesting to build your faith and your children’s.
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