Christian Education

Opportunities for Youth

Scholarships Available for Graduating Seniors
We have three youth graduating this year. Each will be invited to apply for our two scholarships (the Presbyterian Youth Scholarship and the Wilma and Boyd Turner Memorial Scholarship) to pursue his/her post-high school education. In January the applications and criteria for each scholarship will be mailed, and youth are encouraged to apply for either or both depending upon their qualifications. Unlike academic scholarships these awards are based on the individual’s participation in church life.

Ongoing Opportunities for Public Profession of Faith (Confirmation)
Youth 12 and older are invited to examine their faith and, if they chose, make a public profession by joining the church. Typically, confirmation classes are offered to a group every two or three years. This year Session has approved a study titled “I Believe” that is designed for each participant to work individually with a Mentor through an eightsession course on Christian formation and instruction. This allows more flexibility in arranging meeting times to fit an individual’s schedule.

In January letters of invitation to participate in this new study program will be sent to youth 12 years of age and older who are not already church members. Once the youth who are interested in participating are identified, each will be matched with an approved Mentor. In consultation with parents, and appropriate meeting place and time will be arranged.

Christian Education Committee: Rainy Birch, Wayne Brown, Loretta Chapman Rosalie Doty and Ardith Hansel, co-chair

Childcare All Year

CHILDCARE - during the worship services our children from infancy to kindergarten are given attention and care. They have an opportunity for play and a story from the Bible. The theme this year is “God Loves Me”. Dolly Hutchings coordi-nates the volunteers sharing this joyful responsibility in the Nursery at the far end of the east hall on the main floor.

Naomi Circle

ALL ladies are invited and welcome to join us. Church membership and/or attendance is not required. Naomi Circle is a long-standing bible study group of our church. We meet the 2nd Monday of each month at the church or in homes.
This year's study is: "God's Promise: I Am with You." Taking on a nine-lesson journey through scripture to consider how God's promise ("I will be with you"/"I am with you") speaks to our circumstances, as individuals and a community. We will also consider Jesus' own promise of presence to his followers as he sends us into this world. As we explore the many facets of this most profound gift, we will ask, how does God's promise of presence change us and the way we live?
To sign up or for more information, call Bridget Edgington at 360-775-0401.

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
A NEW CLASS STARTING Thursday, April 25 at 7:00pm,

Our church is again providing the nine week course for anyone who is serious about getting out of debt and experiencing the peace of controlling money rather than struggling to make ends meet. Dave Ramsey teaches the classes on video. Rosalie Doty and Tom McCulloch will give you support and encouragement. You are welcome to share this information with friends in the community. Over half of the people who have participated in our classes have been people who do not attend our church. If you are not sure about the classes, you are welcome to sit in on the first class. If you already have an account because you have attended classes before, log in then click on "join a group". For information contact either Tom at 360-417-8869 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Rosalie Doty at 57-4533 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuesday Bible Study

Tuesdays, 10:00 am, Bible study at church, all are welcome. Phone Elsie Oliver for information, 907-841-2329

Wednesday Women's Bible Study

The Wednesday morning Bible study is about "Women of the Bible" and begins at 8:00 am.  Our next lady will be Esther.  All women are invited. We will have coffee and tea and sometimes snacks.  We start with prayer requests and end with prayer. If you have any questions you can call Loretta Chapman at 360-457-6397 or Pat Graham 360-460-7178.

Fish Company

Tuesdays, 7:30 am, Men’s breakfast and Bible study at Traylor’s restaurant. Phone Tom McCulloch for in-formation, 360-417-8869