Sunday School for All Ages!
Starting September 10, HBPres will offer classes for 2 year olds through adults. Sunday School is a ministry that seeks to meet the needs of the entire church family through food, fellowship, Bible study, music, small groups and classes.
9:30-10:00 a.m. Breakfast in Eline Hall
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Sunday School Classes for All Ages
- Childcare in the nursery for our youngest members
- Together with Jesus class: 2-3 year olds & their parents/grandparents
- Pre-K & K class
- 1st – 5th grade class
All of the children’s classes will be using the “Growing in Grace and Gratitude” curriculum written and published by the Presbyterian Church, USA. Sunday school is a time for the children to connect to one another and make lifelong friends as well as a time for the children to learn and grow in their faith. Make Sunday school and worship a habit for your family! Also be sure to look at the HBKids & HBTween pages for events throughout the year!
Middle school class – 6th through 8th graders
- ALL sixth through eighth grade youth will be meeting in the C21 near the Chapel. Pam Glaze and Dave Doehnert will be the teachers for this class. This class will be using the “Simple Sundays” curriculum, written and published by the Presbyterian Church, USA. It is age appropriate, scripturally based, and rooted in Reformed tradition. Young people bring their questions to the Bible and learn to navigate Scripture as they address real issues of life and faith. As a Middle School Youth, you are invited to attend youth group events. Click here for more details.
High school class – 9th through 12th graders
- ALL ninth through twelfth grade youth will be meeting in the Youth Center. Terry Hargrave will be the teacher for this class, which will be using the “GenOn Ministries” curriculum. It is age appropriate, scripturally based, and rooted in Reformed tradition. Young people bring their questions to the Bible and learn to navigate Scripture as they address real issues of life and faith. As a High School Youth, you are invited to attend youth group events. Click here for more details.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL: HBPres UNIVERSITY
Much like college courses, the adult classes will be made up of 2 to 8 week sessions on given topics. Taught by several talented and gifted members of our own congregation, you will not want to miss a single class. We are sorry that you will have to choose between 2 classes that are offered at the same time but we would like all members & visitors to attend our classes so we have to appeal to a wide variety of interests. See below for more information!
HBPres University 2017-2018
Here are some of our plans for the 2017-2018 Program Year!
The Mariners Class- September 10, 17 & 24; Room 216
- During the first three weeks of the fall Sunday school season, we will be looking at two Presbyterian Disaster Assistance topics facilitated by Dave Doehnert. One is about immigration. “Locked in a Box” is an award winning short documentary that follows the stories of individuals held in the U.S. Immigration detention system and those who visit them. The film traces the lives of individuals who fled their homelands in search of safety and freedom only to end up in U.S.
prisons under a mandatory bed quota system run by Immigration Customs & Enforcement (ICE).
Between the Testaments (September 10-October 15; Session Room)
- This course will be an overview of the history of Israel during the roughly 400 years between the Old and New Testaments. We’ll start with return from Babylonian Exile and the building of the Second Temple and work our way up to the Roman occupation of Jesus’ day. The study will be largely focused on the events recounted in the Apocryphal books 1 and 2 Maccabees, with other material added to fill out the story. Scott Doelling will be leading this course.
Study on the Letter of James- October 1, 8, & 15; Room 216
- Do you want to live in a way that makes a difference in the world? In this short series on the Letter of James, you will learn more about how to choose roads—and friends—wisely, how to practice “true” religion, and how to stay the course with God in tough times. The leader of the Bible Study will be Dr. Susan R. Garrett, a Harvey Browne member who serves as Dean and Professor of New Testament at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary .
500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation– October 22-November 26, Session Room
- What does “Protestant” mean? Who were Martin Luther and John Calvin? What are the differences in worship among Protestants? Who were the Huguenots? What does the Reformation mean for us today? Thoughtfulchristian.com has several Reformation resources written by authors: Chris Elwood, Glen Sunshine and Don McKim. They provide answers to these questions and many more, providing the essential of the history of the Protestant Reformation.