Online Classes & Resources

 

House to House Updates

About three times each week, Faith’s pastors send out a “House to House” message as yet another way for us to stay connected with one another during this difficult season of Covid-19. To view these House to House videos on our YouTube channel, click here.

Children’s Online Sunday School

During this time of shelter in place, we are providing weekly Sunday School lessons online for our families with youngsters. Email Jacob Zvolanek, Director of Family Ministry, to be included in a weekly letter to families with links to pre-recorded video lessons by Faith’s Sunday School teachers.

Also, join us online at 9:00 a.m. every Sunday for a live session with Jacob, Pastor Brett, and Faith’s Sunday School teachers that can include Bible lessons, music, crafts, and other fun activities. Find us on Zoom here. We’ll look for you on Sunday morning!

Current Online Adult Christian Formation Courses & Opportunities

The Last Battle: C. S. Lewis’ Take on the End Times

Monday Evenings, February 8 to March 1, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Facilitated by Jeff Chapman.

Click here to join the class on Zoom.

The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of fantasy novels by C. S. Lewis set in the fictional realm of Narnia, a fantasy world of magic, mythical beasts and talking animals. On the surface, the seven books might seem directed at children, and children do certainly love them. But the theological truths communicated through these stories about the Christian faith are deeply profound and have much to teach believers of all ages. The final book, The Last Battle, tells the story of the last days of Narnia and the ushering in of the New Narnia by the great lion, Aslan, the Christ figure in the Chronicles. The story gives Lewis a chance to project how he understands the last days of our world as interpreted from the apocalyptic writings of scripture. Jeff (who says this is by far is favorite of the Narnia books) will lead us through a study of the images and ideas presented in this short book. This will be a perfect companion to our Sunday morning preaching series on John’s letter of Revelation. Course participants are encouraged read the book themselves.  

Finding the Force — A Weekly Discussion Group for Parents

Tuesdays Evenings, January 19 to March 2, 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Facilitated by Jacob Zvolanek.

Click here to join the class on Zoom.

In a galaxy always online… quarantined with questions… children plotting and forming an empire… May the force be with you, Parents!

In this season of distance and disconnection, Finding the Force is a course designed to help parents connect with one another in meaningful ways as they discuss issues relevant to them and their kids. Each week there will be a short video introducing a new topic, followed by breakout rooms for discussion. From “Embracing the Power of Schedule” to “Cyberbullying,” the topics address challenges that parents will likely face at one time or another. Whether it is by offering a fresh perspective or a new solution altogether, each session is designed to provide space for collaboration and practical applications.

Though the “official” class time is from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m., you are welcome to linger and continue the conversation, as desired. All parents — whether part of Faith or not — are invited to this time of support, connection and encouragement.

Liturgy of the Ordinary — Midweek Class

Wednesday Evenings, January 6 to February 10, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Facilitated by Alice Parente.

Click here to join the class on Zoom.

You are invited to take part in an eight-week class dedicated to helping us learn how to embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred. Drawing on the book by the same title, “Liturgy of the Ordinary” explores daily life through the lens of liturgy as small practices and habits that form us. We will follow the author, Anglican priest Tish Harrison Warren, as she opens up a practical theology of the everyday, where simple activities are related to spiritual practices as well as to aspects of Sunday worship. Come discover hope, humor and healthy habits in the “humdrum” of our daily lives! It is recommended, but not required, that you purchase the book for use in the class. ISBN-13: 978-0830846238.

Alpha Course at Faith Church

Sunday Evenings, March 7 to June 6, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Meets on Zoom.

Alpha is an opportunity to explore the big questions of life and Christian faith in a friendly, open, and informal environment. This 12-week course, sponsored by Faith Presbyterian Church, will take place from March 7 to June 6 (taking Mother’s Day off). The March 7th meeting will provide an overview of what Alpha is all about. After this initial gathering, participants can decide whether or not to continue with the course. There is no fee for Alpha.  

To register for the introductory session, click here and follow the registration link. Once you register, you will receive further information and a Zoom link by email. If you know of someone who may be interested in learning more about the Christian faith, please invite them!

Thursdays with Ron and Friends — Ongoing Midweek Gathering

Thursday Afternoons, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Facilitated by Ron Beams.

Click here to join the group on Zoom.

For almost ten months, a great group of seniors has been meeting online Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. Just in time for the New Year, this gathering will continue but with a new name, a new focus, and new ideas. The aim is to enjoy a time of lively conversation that steers clear of politics, elections, and pandemics. Instead, we will cover a diverse array of topics that include great stories, famous people’s biographies, and fun and informative videos. Each gathering always includes time to share concerns and to pray with and for one another. All seniors are invited to join us for this refreshing midweek break and the fellowship, conversation, and friendship that it offers.

Recordings of Previous Classes

Introduction to Revelation

For the recording of the Sunday, January 31 class, click here.

Ripe Tomatoes Workshops

For the recording of the January 10th workshop, click here.

For the recording of the January 17th workshop, click here.

For the recording of the January 24th workshop, click here.

The Incarnation: Learning from God What It Means to Be Human

If you missed the December 2020 series on the Incarnation with Rev. Dr. Geordie Ziegler, recordings of the sessions are available here:

Click here for the recording of the December 6th class: “Jesus Is God”

Click here for the recording of the December 13th class: “God Is Jesus”

Click here for the recording of the December 20th class: “Learning from Jesus What It Means to Be Human”

COVID Advisory Team Forum

If you missed the January 3 forum hosted by Faith’s COVID Advisory Team, a recording is now available. Click here to listen to the recording of the forum.

For some further background information about the vaccines understood through a Christian lens, you may wish to read this excellent article from The Gospel Coalition.  Click here to access it. 

Shelter in Place Rule of Life

Click here for suggested practices to help establish a rhythm of life with God during this season of shelter in place.