Kindergarten and first grade meet in room 254
Second and third grades meet in room 257
Fourth and fifth grades meet in room 234
Children will join parents in the Sanctuary for worship until the Conversation with Children, after which they will be dismissed to Sunday Express teachers in the Narthex
Children will have Carol Choir rehearsal with Associate Director of Music Erin Sanzero. Parents can pick up their children from room 244 after the 11:15 service.
Each summer, GRACE Youth goes on a week-long mission trip to another part of the country. This year, our mission trip is TBD. Please contact Tempest for information or to sign up.
This year, we will explore the theme of WE BELONG to GOD through different biblical teachings. For the Fall semester we will look at this theme through the topics of Presence, Time and Micah. Let's take God out of the Sunday box, because GOD GOES...
Yearly faith theme: "God Goes..."
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2019-2020 Confirmation class is led by Jean St. Clair.
Class materials can be found here.
September through May
During the normal program year, we explore and study the scripture in depth during this lectionary-based Bible study class.
Conference Room 110, every Sunday except first Sunday of the month
In this participant-led discussion class, members dive into current events through the lens of faith. Every voice is heard and respected as members reflect and engage in thought-provoking conversation.
Conference Room 110, first Sunday of each month
The Co-Moderators of the 223rd PC(USA) General Assembly selected the book Neighborhood Church: Transforming your Church into a Powerhouse for Mission for a church-wide book study to inspire churches to become a vibrant and engaging community partner to the families and neighborhoods living around them. Authors Van Tatenhove and Mueller give practical, essential tools that lead to communal conversation, develop the DNA of listening, spur fruitful partnerships, promote integrated space, and sustain long-term visions. Our Mission Outreach Coordinator, the Rev. Susan Wisseman, will lead this class.
September 29–October 20, 2019
The purpose of this class is to introduce the congregation to its call call to public witness. The class will explore how members of FPC can engage in public witness, specifically related to the crisis facing undocumented immigrants in the Fairfax area. The class will identify how our local government officials might best respond to this crisis and suggest opportunities for our congregation and its members to engage in public action to positively impact this crisis. The Rev. Jerry Hopkins and Elder Leslie Woods will lead this class, along with special guest the Rev. Jimmy Hawkins, who will lead the first class.
October 27–November 24, 2019
After Jesus admonished Peter not to take up arms to defend him, early Christians preached pacifism and did not allow their members to join the Roman Army. But this doctrine began to change after St. Augustine of Hippo wrote a treatise on Just War, arguing that Christians had a duty to protect the weak and defenseless from the deprivations of Visigoth's sacking Rome and Vandals attacking Carthage. This class will follow the development and implementation of this Just War Doctrine through the Crusades, the European Religious Wars of the 17th century, the American Civil War, World War II and the bomb, Vietnam, and the War Against Terrorism. Elder David Bush will lead this class.
December 1, 2019–January 19, 2020
This class is for youth and adults who desire to bring together their belief in science and their faith, or vice versa. With video input from eight noted theologians, we will discuss topics such as creation, time, genetics, and the cosmos—all in relation to God. Pastor Henry Brinton will lead this class.
January 9–March 22, 2020