Classes for Families

Plymouth Church’s Classes for Families walk families through important stages in faith formation and life. Our classes will empower people to share life experiences, connect with others who are in a similar stage in life, and grow as a community of faith.

our classes for families help us…

  • To bring people together through shared experiences, fostering relationships across the congregation
  • To offer information about sacraments and aspects of the UCC church as tools for spiritual growth
  • To empower members of the congregation and staff to share gifts and knowledge that are helpful and relevant
  • To recognize this good work through congregational blessings

Classes are taught by lay leaders, program staff, and Ministers.

Here are our 2018-2019 class offerings:

My Growing Infant & Toddler (Ages 0-3 years) (two sessions, children present at one session, childcare available)
Feb. 3, 10; 10:10-11:15 a.m.; Children’s Library. Blessing: Feb. 17 at 9 a.m. worship

1st/2nd Grade: Communion and Me (1st & 2nd Grade, two sessions, parents attend with students taking class, childcare available)
Jan. 17, 24; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Waveland Hall. Blessing: Jan. 26 at Saturday worship.

Me and My Bible (Third Graders) (two sessions, parents attend with students, childcare available)
October 11, 18; 5:45-6:45 p.m.; Greenwood Room. Blessing: Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. worship

7th Grade: Finding Where I Fit (a pre-requisite offering to the Confirmation journey, families attend, childcare offered)
September 19, 26; 7-8:30 p.m.; Waveland Hall. Blessing: Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. worship.

8th Grade: Confirmation Capstone (two sessions, families attend, childcare offered)
April 10, 24; 7-8:30 p.m., Waveland Hall.

12th Grade: Senior Experience (two sessions)
February 3, 10, 17; 10-11:30 a.m., Greenwood Room. Blessing: Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. worship.

Classes for Everyone

Movie Screening: This Day Forward. From the producers of the film: This movie portrays the story of an Iowa father who was who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 38. The central theme revolves around how our faith and lives are challenged when we face the “unimaginable.” Whatever that means in your life, whether it be illness, addiction, estrangement, loss, employment issues, etc. The goal of the film is not to offer a set of easy answers, but rather to shine a light on the journey towards understanding and let the audience take what they need from it. While we do not believe in easy, clean answers, we do believe that faith and hope are the key. We also believe that God is present in the darkness. Date and time: TBA

Movie Screening and Discussion: Screenagers Screenagers is an award-winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games and academics. The film offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world. Date and time: TBA

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