During the pandemic, we are not physically meeting for Children, Youth, and Adult classes, but we are still finding ways to connect through Zoom, YouTube videos, emails, and phone calls.
The Adult Class has been doing a book study for Lent/Easter (March 1-May 3)—Rachel Held Evans’ book Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again. When we could no longer meet in person, we went online! The class receives reflection questions by email each week and then meets by Zoom at 9:30 am on Sundays to discuss. On May 10 & 17, Dr. Marc Mullinax, Professor of Religion at Mars Hill University, will return to continue his Jan-Feb series, “What We Can Learn…” about our Christian faith by studying other religions. In May he will focus on Islam.
Each weekend, families with children and youth are receiving a children’s message video from Grace based on the Sunday worship’s Bible story. Along with it, families receive a link for a coloring page. On Easter Sunday, instead of receiving a video, these families met live by Zoom to wish each other Happy Easter and share a joy, concern, or place where they had seen new life around them. For updates to the video links, please see our COVID-19 Page.
The Confirmation Class will be having a Zoom gathering in May, but right now the plan is to wait until they can gather again in person to continue their curriculum. Confirmation is a journey of a lifetime, so we will continue that journey this summer or fall.
If you would like to join the Adult Class discussions, or receive the weekly Children’s message videos and coloring pages, please contact GraceEBoyer@gmail.com.