Sunday School for All Ages!
HBPres offers 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 2017-2018
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!
Here are some of our plans for the 2017-2018 Program Year!
Confessors and Confessions of the Protestant Reformation- October 22 – November 26; Session Room
- Beginning with an historical overview of leading figures and events of the Reformation, we will then look at each of the confessions and catechisms in our Book of Confessions that were written during this important period of church history. We will give particular attention to how their theological emphases arise out of issues then current in church and society. The final week we will consider what it means for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to be a “church reformed, and always to be reformed according to the Word of God” and in the power of the Spirit.
The Protestant Reformation– October 22-November 26, Room 216
- “The Protestant Reformation” by Donald K. McKim. This study will open the door to reflecting on the Protestant Reformations; explore the backgrounds to the Reformations and each of the four Reformation traditions: Lutheran, Reformed/Calvinist, Anabaptist/Free Church, and the English/Anglican Reformation.
LOOKING AHEAD TO ADVENT….
December 3, 10, 17 & 24
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
The Christmas Story in Matthew and Luke (Session Room)
- The story of Jesus’ birth is among the most treasured of Bible passages. Join us as we look in depth at these texts that are filled with marvelous characters: angels, shepherds, wise men and, at the center, the babe in the manger. We’ll sing some of the songs of the season as well. Led by Bill Williamson.
Mariners Class: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel: Reflections on Four Seasonal Hymns for Adults (Room 216)
- Discover the meaning of the season with O Come, O Come, Emmanuel: Reflections on Four Seasonal Hymns. Written by Mary Louise (Mel) Bringle and Beverly Howard, this adult study pack takes a look at the meaning of four popular Advent and Christmas hymns. Featured hymns include “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus;” “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence;” O Come, O Come, Emmanuel;” and “In the Bleak Midwinter.” This study pack will encourage adults to discuss the importance of the hymns, explore the meaning of the featured text, and learn more about the hymn writers. Led by Jeanne Luhr. (This class will not meet on the 12/17 but help with Cabbage Patch food baskets.)