Christian Education at East Liberty Presbyterian Church
Christian Education (CE) offers classes and events for all ages--from infants to adults. It is is the life-long process of learning and living in relationship to God, our neighbors, and ourselves. All CE classes meet for Church School Hour on Sunday mornings from 9:45 - 10:45 from early September through early June unless otherwise noted. You can also sign up for our weekly E-News to get reminders of upcoming classes, or view our calendar. Youth and families: View the Summer 2013 Youth Calendar.
Our Wednesday evening Club 116 offers an evening of fellowship, study and worship for people of all ages. There will be homework help, open gym, educational workshops, dinner, and Bible Study each week. Read more on the Club 116 page or
We encourage you to try different courses and programs to find the best fit for you in your faith walk. Through the study of scripture and the practice of prayer, we begin to understand our life experiences as they relate to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Come and join us! Your questions, insights, doubts, and concerns are welcome. If you're not sure where to begin, , Associate Pastor of Educational Ministries.
The Contemporaries are an intergenerational fellowship of Christians seeking to live faithfully in the 21st Century. We encourage one another to grow spiritually and carry out ministries of compassion, mission, panel dialogue and justice. Facilitated by Joe Kennedy and Mary Alice Lightle. Meets in the Second Floor Parlor unless otherwise noted.
This class follows the three-year Sunday Revised Common Lectionary cycle of scripture readings and provides opportunity for reflection and response. Come practice the basic spiritual discipline of reading both the Hebrew and New Testament scriptures together. God calls its readers, through the Holy Spirit, to be enfolded into the work and body of Christ – a life of grace and a life of service. Jan Lyle Irvin (M.A. in Biblical Studies), facilitates the class. Prior knowledge of the scriptures is not necessary for participation. View the Sunday or daily lectionaries online.
June: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (Galatians 1:3). This greeting from Paul's letter can be read as both a kind farewell to the past nine months of reading and reflecting on scripture together in our small group, and also as an encouraging send-off for the upcoming summer. In Christ may we all experience such abiding love.
Parenting Circle meets the first Sunday of the month in an informal gathering. We are a group for anyone involved in parenting: singles, couples, adoptive parents, step-parents, grandparents, guardians, mentors, etc. In monthly meetings and informal get-togethers, we share experiences, resources, prayer and scripture. We explore how our faith builds and nourishes our family lives and helps nurture our parent/child relationships. We learn from one another ways to foster closer family relationships in the context of creating active faith communities. All are welcome to join us!
Upcoming meeting dates to be announced. If you have any questions or comments . Facilitated by Pam Walaski.
Seekers wish to grow in religious understanding, insight, faith, and practice. ELPC's Seekers classes create a space for spiritual, intellectual, and experiential exploration. Participants have been interested in theological breadth, interfaith understanding, psychological and religious development, and progressive Christian activism. Together we seek a broad, inclusive dialogue, experience, and theology. All viewpoints are welcome and encouraged at our classes. Facilitated by Gwen Puza. Meets in room 234 unless otherwise noted.
Discover new ways to feed your spirit and live into the fullness that God offers each one of us. Facilitated by Joe Hajdu. Meets in the Pastor’s conference room, second floor.
The Young Adults Ministry offers those in their 20s and 30s a range of opportunities to come together, share, learn and grow as Christians. All adults in their 20s and 30s--married, single, partnered, with or without children--are welcome to join! YAMs joined together this spring for a series of Sunday School classes focusing on what happens after we die, beginning with celebrated writer Rob Bell’s most recent tome, Love Wins. (View a preview of Love Wins in Google Books). Stay tuned for fall programming TBA. Contact Wil Forrest with questions.
View the Summer 2013 Youth Calendar
Children’s activities during the 11:00 am service:
Young adults (20’s & 30’s) View the YAM webpage for upcoming activities
Young adults in their 20’s & 30’s are an important and dynamic part of our church life. Whether you are single or married, living alone or in a group, working, job hunting, in college, or a little bit of everything, we welcome you! This can be a time of great change in your life, and so we offer a range of small and large group activities especially for those in this exciting (and sometimes scary!) time in your lives.
Young adults may choose from any of the adults Sunday School classes. For information on young adult-specific offerings, please click to the young adults page. If you’re a young adult and not sure where to start, , Coordinator of the Young Adults Ministry, for more information or view the Young Adults’ Facebook page.