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 - 5th Grade

Each Sunday, Sept. 18 - Oct. 16, children are invited to the Garden Rm. (main building, just outside fellowship hall.)  We will meet for storytelling, hear the book, "Who Is My Neighbor?" and prepare drama, music, art, readings and prayers for Children's Sabbath presented October 16th.  There will be a rotation of teachers.

Come to the Garden Rm. - Main Building

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Middle School (5th grade to 7th grade)

Each Sunday, Sept. 18 - Oct. 16, middle schoolers are invited to the Youth Room/Ormond Building. (main building, just outside fellowship hall.)  We will meet for storytelling, hear the book, "Who Is My Neighbor?" and prepare drama, music, art, readings and prayers for Children's Sabbath presented October 16th.  Sherry Kimbro, teacher.

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

 
 

High School (9th grade to 12th grade)

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Fall 2022 we are excited to welcome Richard Newton, teacher, with the High School group.  And, Avery Arden continues as virtual assistant teacher.

This year we begin the Follow Me curriculum. Following Jesus is a lifelong journey where we learn and do what Jesus said and did. It takes more than the head, checking off boxes of belief. It even takes more than the heart, feeling deeply about another person or a cause. Following Jesus is about these things and more. It is also about doing. And it takes practice. And practice. And more practice.  So, we begin with the spiritual practice: Make Peace.

WHAT DOES MAKE PEACE MEAN? Jesus says “blessed are the peacemakers” in his Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:9). In this unit, we will explore how making peace requires a thoughtful, active posture rather than a passive one from those wishing to follow Christ. Making peace has many components, models, and opportunities for participants, with no one universal prototype. God uses our unique gifts and talents to offer this world a small glimpse of peace, but together we can change our culture from one of defensiveness and aggression to one of vulnerability and acceptance. Peace is possible when we engage with others and name our challenges for one another. When we see one another for who we truly are, then we can begin to create a community that is free from resentment, contempt, and unhealthy competition.

And check out the virtual Youth Room!

 
 

Fall 2022 for /College/Adults

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Fall 2022 we return to the Follow Me curriculum. Following Jesus is a lifelong journey where we learn and do what Jesus said and did. It takes more than the head.  It even takes more than the heart. Following Jesus is about these things and more. It is also about doing. And it takes practice. And practice. And more practice.  So, we begin with the spiritual practice: Make Peace, a study of the Beatitudes.  Mike Altman, teacher.

Beginning Sept. 18, 9:45 a.m. this hybrid class means in the conference rm. and will be 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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Tuesdays @ NOON
Join by Computer: www.zoom.com
Meeting ID: 850 7595 3305
Join by Phone: call 833-302-1536, and enter Meeting ID
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We read and discuss scriptures to be used in the upcoming Sunday's worship service. Check our Friday e-newsletter for specific weekly scriptures.