On Sunday

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.

       Nursery care is available during Worship.  Children and babies are always welcome in the church service, but if you'd like a break, we've got you covered! Stop by and check out our wonderful caregivers and the newly refreshed nursery space!

Elementary Education

     This year, kids in grades K-5 will have their Sunday School time after church every other week starting September 11, 2022. We’ll start with lunch in the Fellowship Hall, followed by music and lessons in the upstairs classroom and end with a little recess. Parents are encouraged to use this time to enjoy fellowship or study with each other, join in the class, run an errand, or just catch your breath! Pick up is at 2:30pm. We hope the new time will help streamline your Sundays and ease the mad morning dash!
     We’re starting a story-based curriculum that will cover most of the major stories over three years. So, coming consistently will build a base for critical thinking about scripture as our kids grow. We’ll also continue some of the spiritual practices from last year and learn about elements of worship. 

 
 

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.

 

Bible Study

     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.