Until normal, in-person services resume, Sunday School will be via video conferencing through Zoom.

Children's Sunday School: The children's class will meet online at 8:30 a.m. and will go until 9 a.m.  To login via computer, click here.  To join by telephone, call (301) 715-8592.  If prompted on either, the meeting ID number is 558-144-032.  If you have trouble logging in, call Anna Kate Shurley at (228) 864-3143.

Adult Sunday School: The adults' class will meet online at 9:30 a.m. and will go until 10:15 a.m.  To log on via computer, click here.  To join by telephone, call (301) 715 8592.  If prompted on either, the meeting ID number is 143-257-897.  If you have trouble logging in, call Pete Bloss at (228) 861-0817.

Prayer Group will meet online on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. via Zoom.  To log on via the computer or internet-capable cell phone, click here. To join by telephone, call (301) 715-8592.  If prompted on either, the meeting ID number is 950-099-716.  If you have trouble logging in, call Will Shurley at (609) 751-3034. 

Please note, to successfully join these meetings via computer, your device will need to have a camera and microphone.  Most laptop computers, tablets, and cell phones have these capabilities built-in, however, many Desktop computers do not.  Please use the phone number to join audio only if you encounter problems and contact the church office during office hours so we can help you work out technical issues.

Cell phone and tablet users will have more success if you download the Zoom app prior to meeting start time. Look for this logo.

A Christian Education gathering for youth, children, and adults

Westminster's Sunday morning Sunday School is the primary way we educate our children, youth, and adults.

 

On Sunday, August 11, we will kick off another action-packed year of Christian education for disciples of all ages.  

Sunday Morning Schedule:

9 a.m.: All children and youth meet in the music room of the CE building for Celebration, which will include songs, prayers, and practice in learning such things as books of the Bible and the components of worship (including Lord’s Prayer, Apostles’ Creed, Doxology, and the Gloria Patri). (NOTE: this time is not simply a prelude to Sunday school, but is instead a vital component of it). Children will earn pins for their participation and achievements in Celebration!

 

9:10 a.m.: Young Rejoicers children’s choir (age 3-5th grade) will continue singing in the music room. Youth will go to the youth room to learn additional aspects of Christian faith and practice, including books of the Bible, names of disciples, and scripture memorization. 

 

9:30 a.m.: Children and youth will begin age-specific lessons with their teachers.

 

10:15 a.m.: Youth and children will be dismissed and escorted (by an adult) to the sanctuary for worship.

**Note: Ms. Barbara will be providing nursery care in the church nursery for children ages 0-2 beginning at 8:45 a.m. so that their parents and siblings may participate in Sunday School. 

 

Sunday School Faculty

We are blessed to have members of our congregation who have volunteered (with gladness) to actively participate in our children’s faith formation by serving as teachers. Brenda Pace will be teaching our preschoolers (ages 3-4). Pat West will continue teaching our children in Kindergarten through second grade. Mary Ellen Thornhill will continue teaching children in grades 3-5, and Anna Kate Shurley will teach our youth in grades 6-12. 

 

Curriculum

Our second semester of Sunday school has gotten off to a strong start! Both of our adult classes are using J. Elsworth Kalas’ text, The Grand Sweep, as their guide to a year-long study of the whole Bible. Similarly, our children's classes are continuing to study the rich stories in the Old Testament and are even revisiting some of the superheroes they discussed in the fall to take a closer look at their lives. Our youth have embarked on a two-month adventure called Credo: (Re)affirming our Faith. In this study, the youth are taking a close look at each portion of the Apostles’ Creed and what it teaches us about the core components of our faith. For some of our youth, this study will offer them a chance to reaffirm the faith they professed at their confirmation. For others, this study will serve as instruction and preparation for their confirmation, which will take place on Easter Sunday. Please pray for our youth as they explore their faith and learn more about the God who loves them. And, if you or your children have not yet plugged into one of our Sunday school classes, it's not too late!

 


For more information, call the church at (228) 864-3143 or contact us here.

 

Adult Christian Education Opportunities:

 

Adult Sunday School Class: Sundays at 9 a.m. in the Library, led by Pete Bloss.

In mid-late March, the Adult Sunday School class led by Elder Pete Bloss will begin a new video study by Robert Godfrey, “Learning to Love the Psalms.”

The Book of Psalms is one of the greatest treasures the Lord has given to His people. Through these sacred poems, God has given us a rich songbook and a divinely inspired guide for our prayers. In this video teaching series, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey provides an overview of the Psalms with the specific goal of learning to love them through a study of their themes, structure, and beauty.

Coffee Class, Sundays at 9 a.m. in the C.E. Building.  For all ages, especially parents of children in Sunday School.  Led by Pastor Will Shurley.

 

This spring, the Coffee Class will explore "The Essential Mark: Devotional Edition," which will follow the day's reading from Westminster's current sermon series, "The Essential Mark."  The class will allow for a deeper look at topics like "Who is Jesus?" "What does it mean to follow him?"  and "How do I follow him?"  Each week, participants will receive a devotional guide and conversation topics for use at home for personal or family devotionals.

Westminster Presbyterian Church . 5005 Lawson Avenue . Gulfport . Mississippi 39507 
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