Christian education

Sunday School for the Summer

June 4-August 21, 2017

9:30-10:30 a.m.

 The one class for adults this summer will meet in the Fellowship Hall and will use First Light, a 12-session DVD based study of the historical Jesus and the Kingdom of God.  World-renowned New Testament scholars Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan will lead class members through the Galilee and Jerusalem as they teach about Jesus’ life.

 

Youth and children’s classes will meet throughout the summer.


Christian Education Matters

 Vacation Bible School took place in a new format at Trinity this summer!  All ages gathered in the Fellowship Hall for three nights and began each one with a shared meal, singing, and energizers. Our older children and youth led everyone in movements to music which Presbyterians call energizers [Istanbul (not Constantinople), Star Trekking’, 500 Miles, and Revolution].  We acted out scripture passages and wrote notes of love and support to those who participate in Denton County Friends of the Family.  We visited with each other and danced in a circle called Big Circle Mountain Dancing. We closed each evening with prayer and circle movement singing the words of the Apostle Paul in Philippians, “’Rejoice in the Lord always,’ again I say, ‘Rejoice.’”   It was good to play, learn, move, and sing together in Jesus’ name.

end note: Vacation Bible School began in a Baptist Church in Hopedale, Illinois in 1894.  Mrs. D.T. Miles, a public school teacher, started a daily Bible school to teach children during the summer.