Grace Presbyterian Church 113 Hargrove Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 - PO Box 1234, Tuscaloosa, AL 35403 205-758-1193

Faith Formation

 
 
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Where Faith Comes to Life

“At Grace Presbyterian Church we seek to offer more than Christian education.  Christian formation should engage the whole person—intellect, passions, and spirit—in a process and practice of Christian maturity. It seeks to form or shape a meaningful way of being Christian and putting Christian faith into practice in the world.

With all ages we encourage everyone to be both a learner and a practitioner.  - Diane Butler Bass, Process, Not Program: Christian Faith Formation for Vital Congregations.

 
 
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Growing in Grace & Gratitude.  Children begin to learn stories of God’s love by watching, listening, playing, and exploring in the context of a faith community. These stories and activities are part of Sunday morning childcare offered from 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. If you have not completed a child registration form since July 2021, please click here to do so.

 
 
 
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Children: K - 4th Grade

Our K-4th Graders are invited to a Sunday morning small group designed just for them.  They will enjoy learning through a variety of ways: music, art, drama, crafts, storytelling, and more.  And, each week includes free play time and snacks.

This year we are using the Follow Me curriculum.  Instead of memorizing specific stories we learn about the things Jesus said and did.  We will hear Bible stories and stories from contemporary children's books, and watch videos to help us understand the things Jesus said and did.  Then, we will find ways to practice and practice and practice putting our faith and love into action.

Come to the Garden Rm. - Main Building - located just outside the fellowship hall.

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Middle School (5th grade to 7th grade)

Our middle school class has returned to the Follow Me curriculum.  Our current topic is: "Honor God's Diversity." When you read the Bible closely, you can see that one of its amazing
qualities is how its pages embrace a great diversity of voices.  The Bible provides many stories that serve as a model for how we might honor God’s diversity by setting up spaces that invite a plethora of voices to be valued.

This group meets every Sunday, 9:45 a.m. in the Youth Room/Ormond Building. 

Sherry Kimbro and Jane Shipley, teachers.

And, Check out the virtual Youth Room for reads and videos, and activities!

 
 

High School (9th grade to 12th grade)

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Our high school class will attend the Jan. 15 and 22 sessions of "Loving Our Transgender Neighbors."  

And check out the virtual Youth Room!

 
 

Winter 2023 for /College/Adults

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This January, join Grace Presbyterian Church for four Sunday sessions on Loving Our Transgender Neighbors. How do we transform our minds, churches, and world not only to accept and protect, but affirm and celebrate trans persons as vital members of the Body of Christ?

Attend in person or via Zoom for as many classes as you are able. Each session takes place from 9:45 – 10:45am central time on the following dates:

·      January 8 — Transforming Hearts & Minds.Trans 101, current events, and why these things should matter to our churches.

·      January 15 — Transformative Scripture.Exploring trans-resonant narratives, from Adam and Eve to Jesus himself!

·      January 22 — Transforming Our Spaces. Practical steps that empower trans persons to participate fully in our churches and our world.

·      January 29 — Transformative Questions. We’ll cover any material we didn’t address in previous sessions — bring more of your questions and ideas here!

Avery Arden will be facilitating these courageous conversations. Watch the video to learn about them and hear more about what the classes will cover.

Meets every Sunday, 9:45 hybrid class in the conference rm. and is available via Zoom: mtg. id: 868 2900 9150

Visit the Adult Virtual Classroom for links to each week's lesson and more.

 

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The 2023 Lenten study will soon be announced.  Stay tune for more information.  The study will begin Sunday, Feb. 26 and will continue to Sunday, April 2nd @ 9:45 am.