Learn

We offer a variety of classes of for all ages from nursery to our senior adults. Most of these classes happen during our church school hour at 10:00 am each Sunday online, but there are plenty of educational opportunties throughout the week for you to take part in. 

Children

Nursery

A nursery is provided during the church school hour as well as each Sunday morning worship service. When your child reaches the next age, you may move him/her up to the next class if you wish.

Crossway

Our elementary-aged children take part in the Workshop Rotation Model called "The Crossway.” This model provides an an adventure in Biblical learning by offering an in-depth study of stories that highlight different learning styles. The curriculum follows a five-year scope and sequence that focuses on Bible stories. The children study a new story every month and visit a different classroom each week. Children also memorize a verse each month that is associated with the story they are learning. The rooms we utilize include: Acts, Thou Art, Temple, Moved By the Spirit, Fourth Café, Sounds Divine, and Mission Possible.

Safe Sanctuary

Preschool

Our preschool children are together during church school, and for this age range, we use the PCUSA curriculum: Growing in Grace and Gratitude.

Crossovers

Recognizing the need for transition between Crossway students and junior high students, the Crossovers program has been developed specifically for fifth graders. Toward the end of their fifth grade year, these children will participate in a program that reviews the lessons and themes learned in Crossway throughout their elementary years. It also reinforces their knowledge of the Bible.

In April of 2007, the session of Fourth Presbyterian Church approved a statement of Policy on Child Protection and Prevention of Child Abuse. Fourth Presbyterian is committed to providing and maintaining a safe, nurturing environment during events which are sponsored or co-sponsored by the church for all of its members, especially children and youth under the age of eighteen.
 

To that end, anyone who volunteers with children or youth more than five hours per year must agree to this policy and agree to a background screening. One-time training sessions are available for congregation members and can be arranged for individuals as needed.
 

A copy of our Safe Sanctuary policy and the Privacy Policy of our Background Screening agency can be found on the NCSI website. Copies of our policy may also be obtained from the church office. For information concerning our policy please email Donna Foster, Director of Children and Family Ministry.  

Youth

Junior High

Confirmation

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Junior High

The Junior High youth (6th-7th grades) meet in the Junior High room every week. They participate in curriculum created by Sparkhouse. 

  • In Year 1, the youth learn about the Old Testament.

  • In Year 2, they learn about the New Testament. 

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Confirmation

The Confirmation class (8th grade) meets in Room 25 each week throughout the school year. The students use Theocademy curriculum to develop their understanding of how the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is organized and serves the world.

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Senior High

The Senior High youth (9th-12th grades) meet in the Youth Wing every week. They participate in curriculum created by the General Assembly Mission Council, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, Kentucky. It is a four year curriculum that encourages young people to look to Scripture and to our faith tradition in relevant, responsive ways.

 
 

Adult

Pellett-Wearn Lecture Series

From Lament to Love: The Journey of Pain Seeking Understanding in the Bible

 

Dr. William P. Brown

Sundays of Lent  I  February 21 — March 28, 2021  I  10:00 am on Zoom

Lecture 1   Ancient Israel’s Pain and Our Pain: Life Disrupted

Lecture 2   The Cry of Lament: The Psalms

Lecture 3   The “Wilderness Pandemic”: Israel’s Wandering and Ours

Lecture 4   The Cry of Creation: Extinction within the Temple of Life

Lecture 5   Job’s Suffering and the Tempest of Life 

Lecture 6   The Cross and the New Creation

 
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