Our primary Adult Education program is every Sunday morning (Sept-May) at 11:00 am on the first Sunday of every month and between the services at 10:00 am every other Sunday. Topics vary from Bible Study, to learning about local mission, to current events. Sometimes we have guest speakers and sometimes our own members provide leadership.
Intergenerational Sunday School takes place on Sunday mornings between and after worship services. On the first Sunday of the month, Intergenerational Sunday School for families and kids takes place at 11:10 am in the gallery of the education building (next to the sanctuary). Every other week, Intergenerational Sunday School takes place between the services at 10:10 am. We will gather inside the Education Building in the gallery and/or Sharp Hall. Families with children ages 1 to 18 are welcome and adult volunteers (of all ages) are needed, as well. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or ideas.
Our 9:00 am Service is designed so families can worship together for the entire service. We created the service with children in mind. There is an engaging children’s sermon every Sunday led by staff or church members. We bring the offering forward so kids have an opportunity to get up and move around. We have a “prayground” so families with very young children have a more contained space in the Sanctuary for children to play during worship. There are activity bags for children to explore and discover. Communion is also a very special time for kids as they gather around the Communion Table and get to help break the bread and pour the juice. Children are welcome at our 11:00 am service as well. The Prayground and Activity Bags are also available in this service.
Youth and Young Families
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Youth Group takes place on Friday nights at 6:30pm. Our Associate Pastor Rev. Billy Kluttz leads with music, games and engaging lessons. Youth between grades 3-12 are welcome. Email email@example.com for this month’s meeting schedule.
Youth Servant Leader Program
(September to June)
For 8th graders and above we have a special program designed to nurture leadership for our youth. A one-year commitment to the program includes monthly leadership in worship, service to the church, and service to the community. There is also a monthly Youth Servant Leader Council meeting to process how these commitments are going and dream about ways to make the church better. One year in the Youth Servant Leader Program qualifies a youth to join the church as an active adult member.
Young Families Group
Each month, families with kids ages 1-18 are invited to a special event led by Pastor Billy. Hiking, games, movies, meals, and other activities are all possible offerings. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about this month’s outing.
Govans’ Conversation Corps connects the congregation and community through monthly one-on-one conversations and quarterly reflection and sharing sessions led by Pastor Billy. To learn more and sign-up to be a conversation convener, email email@example.com.
Govans Racial Justice Ministry offers a variety of opportunities to learn more about racism, systems of white supremacy, internalized racism, and how they intersect with each other.