EDUCATION

Sunday School For Children

The Sunday morning education hour for children is 9:15 to 10:15. We welcome your children, ages 3 to grade 5, to participate in our grade leveled program where children will have a home room and a team of education leaders that will stay with them throughout the year as we discover Bible stories through various activities and lots of interaction.

Sunday School classes are held on the second floor and are based on current school grade level:

Kindergarten: age 5 (by Sept. 1)

Grades 1 and 2

Grade 3

Grades 4 and 5

Three-Four Year Olds

This group meets downstairs in the nursery suite in their own self-contained space. Preschoolers will hear Bible stories and participate in music, games and crafts related to the stories. Preschoolers have their own fun-filled morning with the Bible!

N-3

The nursery is available for children, ages infant to three years old, while parents attend worship and/or Pastor’s Class. Our N-3 rooms have age-appropriate books, music and toys. Children get to know themselves and how to treat others. They learn that God loves them, their teachers love them, and how to love each other.

You can be part of our growing education program! Contact Penny in the church office or via email if you are willing to share your gifts at pandrist@firstpresfargo.org.

Upcoming Children’s Programming:

 

Education for Men

Men Ministry

Monday Morning Breakfast Group

Mondays: 9:00 am, Fargo Fryn’ Pan

This men’s group meets every Monday morning, starting September 18, for breakfast, study and fellowship. All men are welcome to participate; it is structured so that you can come when you are able. No need to prepare study materi-als before you arrive; they will be provided for you as needed. If you have interest in our agenda or attending, please contact Robert Brummond.

ManUP Bible Study

ManUP, a men’s Bible study, convenes on the second Tuesday of each month, starting in October, 6:45 -7:45 am, in the Jennie Roberts Room. Intended to help men understand what the Bible says in relation to what is expected of a Christian man, the study this year examines the Presbyterian Church (USA) “A Brief Statement of Faith.” Direct ques-tions to Bruce Maylath at ring4linguist@yahoo.com.

Men’s Bible Study Retreat

FPC’s Men's Bible Study Retreat is scheduled for September 15&16. The retreat will be held at the Country Inn & Suites in Detroit Lakes. It begins with dinner at Zorbaz on Detroit Lake at about 5:45 pm. The Bible study will be led by Dr. Steve Reed, chair of the Religion Department at the University of Jamestown, and begins at around 7:00 pm at the hotel. It continues on Saturday morning and ends around 3:30 pm. Dr. Reed will lead us through Proverbs from the Old Testament.

All men of the church are invited. The retreat is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow men at First Presbyteri-an and learn about God's message for men.

A block of hotel rooms is being held for retreat participants. You can make your hotel reservation by calling Country Inn & Suites at 218-847-2000. When making your reservation, let them know you are with the First Presbyterian Far-go group. Direct questions to Bruce Maylath at ring4linguist@yahoo.com.

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Education for Women

Presbyterian Women (PW)

PW offers women in the church meaningful ways to live their faith in the midst of a caring community of women. For more than 200 years, PW groups have strengthened the Presbyterian Church and played a major role in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ and witnessing to the promise of God’s Kingdom.

Our Purpose:

Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves:

To nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study,

To support the mission of the church worldwide, to work for justice and peace, and

To build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (USA) and witnesses to the promise of God’s Kingdom.

Upcoming PW Programming:

December 12: PW’s Annual Christmas Tea will be held in the Jennie Roberts Room at 1:00 pm. The North High Jazz Carolers, directed by Shelley Zietz, will be our musical program. Devotions will be given by Sarah Hilsendager.

April 10: Sex Trafficking The program is entitled, “Sex Trafficking,” presented by Lisa Hanson. A luncheon will be provided at noon in the Jennie Roberts Room.  We will also have the dedication of the Least Coin, offered by Sue Van Osdel.

May 8: Choose your Journey: Crossroads in the Holy Land  The program will be “Choose your Journey: Crossroads in the Holy Land,” presented by Elizabeth Raum. A luncheon and devotions will be provided at noon by the Naomi-Ruth Circle in the Jennie Roberts Room.  Char Rufer will dedicate the Birthday Offering and there will also be the installation of officers.

Mission Sewing

4th Tuesday, June: 9:00 am-noon

Anyone interested in sewing, quilting, knitting, and other fiber crafts is welcome to join the mission sewing group. Generally, there is someone working on patchwork quilts for the YWCA, Fraser, and Youthworks; simple dresses for girls in Africa; and knitting projects such as baby caps. If you would like to join, or have any questions, contact Polly Drayton at 701-235-2888.

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