Infants, Toddlers & Preschoolers
On the ground floor of the Education Building, paid staff and dedicated GPPC members care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, while parents and older siblings enjoy classes geared for their age groups. Our classrooms include props and play stations that expose young children to Biblical stories in a safe, loving environment. Our teachers lead children in fun activities, prayer and song, celebrating the presence of God in our world.
NOTE: During the pandemic, this care has been suspended. Children are welcome to join parents in Worship. If you need child care to attend a Sunday School class, please contact the church office.
Students in our Elementary Class (grades 1-5) learn Bible stories and explore Christian symbols through art, music, drama, and play. Every week children are invited to rotate through stations (crafts, foods, Legos, building blocks, and our natural world) that are set up to complement that day’s Bible story. This class meets in the Drama Room on the second floor of the Education Building.
NOTE: During the pandemic, we are taking special care with children. Please check our newsletter here for current information.
Middle School & High School
Middle School and High School students are invited to stay after Worship for lunch, games, choir, and conversation about what it means to follow Jesus Christ in our world today. Usually our gatherings finish around 2:30pm. Monthly, we gather in the evenings instead, sharing dinner and Compline (a service of bedtime prayer.) Youth also gather occasionally for service projects, retreats, and fun outings. Please check our newsletter here for current information.
Adult Christian Education
GPPC is blessed with remarkable resources for education, and we seek to draw on those resources (such wise and talented people!) and provide a variety of classes to challenge, guide, and support our members as they grow in the Christian life and faith. We have explored topics as diverse as death and the afterlife in the Bible, the challenge of antiracism, and Christian perspectives on sex, gender and gender identification. This class meets on Sundays at 9:30am in the Fellowship Hall.
This class chooses a book of the Bible and works through it one chapter a week. Using discussion questions provided by The Study Bible and exploring other reference books, participants seek to bring life experiences to the text and see how the text informs and challenges. All are welcome to join, as our study is enriched by the experiences, questions and reflections of others.
Bible Study meets on Sundays at 9:30am in the GPPC Library, with the option of moving to the Mizpah Conference Room as class size increases.