The Seekers, for 7th- through 12th-graders, offers topical, yet Bible-based lessons based on current events and other trending subjects that have an immediate relevancy to youth. What better way to capture the attention of a young person than to discuss things that are important to them, to talk about what they are talking about. This class follows the normal school schedule and will resume their studies on Sunday, September 9 at 9:30 a.m.
Lessons on past Sundays have included some of the following topics and issues:
– Heaven is for Real: In a recent class devoted to the topic of resurrection, we learned that Jesus was not simply raised from the dead. By God’s power Jesus received a new body and was seated at the right hand of God in heaven. The new movie, Heaven Is for Real, has believers and non-believers asking, “What is heaven really? While it may be comforting to believe that someone has been to heaven and back, we can be more confident in the promises of God’s Word and more importantly God’s promise of salvation through his son Jesus who taught about the kingdom of heaven.
– Listening to Malala as Followers of Christ: Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban when she was 15, has become an unstoppable and courageous advocate for the education of women and girls.
– Keep Standing: At issue were the incarceration by Russian authorities of 30 journalists and activists who’d participated in a peaceful protest against oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean. Youth in the United States normally don’t face imprisonment for taking a stand, but they still may face risks. As Christians, what stands might they be asked to take and what might the risks be?
These topics and others like them give young people an opportunity to discuss everyday events and circumstances that matter greatly to them.
YOUTH CONFIRMATION CLASSES
For those wishing to be confirmed, those wishing to reaffirm their faith, as well as other inquiring minds! Learn about the Episcopal Church, our Anglican history, traditions and our rich liturgy and music. These classes are required for confirmation in the Episcopal Church. For those completing the classes, confirmations are done during the Bishop’s annual visitation (usually in the fall of the year). To sign up, please call the church office at 842-4386.
2018 High School Graduates
From left to right:
Peter Gray, The Rev. Dr. Billy Walton, Deacon and Garrett Timmons