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 during worship by reservation. Please make a reservation by email to [email protected] by Thursday noon of each week, even if your child has attended previously. If you have not completed a child registration form since July 2021, please click here to do so.

 
 
 
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The stories of Advent are stories for hard times. Jesus was born amid upheaval and historical change and among people who seemed powerless. But when the world feels hopeless, Advent reminds us God is with us in chaos, suffering, uncertainty, and whatever our family endures.

Pre-K to 4th Grace Advent Devotions and More via our Virtual Rms.   The middle school class will do the lessons and devotions in person, Sundays @ 9: 45 AM. 

 

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The Follow Me Series returns February 2022 for our Children and Youth Classes.

For now this "Class" is virtual only.  We will provide weekly Bible story, activities, music and other resources via our Children's virtual classroom.

Middle School (5th grade to 7th grade)

Follow Me. This class is specifically designed for those in grades 5-6-7.  A New Year calls for a new approach, Follow Me, moves us beyond just hearing Bible stories to putting into practice what Jesus taught, said, and did.

This group meets in the Ormond Bldg. and via Zoom.  Teacher: Sherry Kimbro

And check out the virtual Youth Room!

 
 

High School (9th grade to 12th grade)

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Big God Big Questions. Confirmation classes for rising 9th graders and any high school students who have not yet completed confirmation.   This is a Hybrid gathering: In-Person/Youth Rm in the Ormond Bldg; ZOOM Meeting ID: 837 5132 8155.

Teacher: Rev. Cathy Hoop

And check out the virtual Youth Room!

 
 

College/Adults

Click here to visit our Virtual Adult Formation Room! 

Each week's "Advent in Plain Sight" handout is posted in the Friday e-newsletter and Adult Virtual Rm.

 

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This hybrid study, in-person (Conference Rm) and via Zoom, (Meeting ID: 868 2900 9150) meets each Sunday @ 9:45 a.m. Rev. Dr. Lib Caldwell, facilitator.

Dec 2021-Jan 2022

At Christmas, God came into our ordinary world in the form of a child, and still today, God is at work through the ordinary stuff of life, if we train our eyes to see.

In this daily devotional for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, Jill J. Duffield draws readers' attention to ten ordinary objects that appear in the biblical narratives of messianic prophesy and incarnation--objects we encounter in our own lives. Through objects such as gates, trees, cloth, light, and water, readers will find new meaning in the biblical account of Jesus' coming. By connecting everyday objects with biblical texts, Advent in Plain Sight prompts readers to see the near kingdom of heaven on earth and ponder what that divine proximity enables and asks them to do and be. Each daily devotional features a Scripture reading, prayer, and reflection, reminding Christians that God still dwells among us, even in the most ordinary places.

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Rev. Dr. Elizabeth "Lib" Caldwell failed at retirement after 30 years on the faculty of McCormick Theological Seminary (practical theology) in Chicago, and now serves as an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt Divinity School. She is the author of multiple books, including Making a Home for Faith, God's Big Plan (children's book) and the Growing In God's Love children's Bible. Lib was one of two readability editors for the Common English Bible translation. She lives in Nashville, and enjoys cooking, gardening and quilting.

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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 will discuss scripture to be used in the upcoming Sunday's worship service. Check our Friday e-newsletter for specific weekly scriptures.