Central Presbyterian Church

Massillon, Ohio

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Adult Sunday School Class 

We will be studying “The Problem of Pain” by C.S. Lewis. 

Class will begin on September 9th, meeting in the Westminster room at 9:00 am. 

Here is information about the book:
In The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis, one of the most renowned Christian authors and thinkers, examines a universally applicable question within the human condition: “If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?” With his signature wealth of compassion and insight, C.S. Lewis offers answers to these crucial questions and shares his hope and wisdom to help heal a world hungering for a true understanding of human nature. 

Sunday/Assignment   Class handout  click on link 

9/9/18  Intro - pass out books and schedule    

9/16/18  Preface and Chapter 1       class handout

9/23/18  No Class

9/30/18  Chapter 2 Chapter 2 handout

10/7/18  Chapter 3  Chapter 3 handout

10/14/18   Chapter 4   Class handout

10/21/18 Chapter 5     class handout

10/28/18   Chapter 6  Chapter 6 class handout

11/4/18  Chapter 7  Chapter 7 class handout

11/11/18 Chapter 8  Chapter 8 class handout

11/18/18   Chapter 9  Chapter 9 class handout

11/25/18  Chapter 10  Chapter 10 class handout



Vineyard IV


Vineyard IV for 2018 will be opening on Sunday, October 7 with a book/video study entitled: Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves, and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say. Pastor Larry will lead this study developed and presented by Adam Hamilton, Senior Pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City, cited as the most influential mainline church in America.  The course is described this way:  “Explore popular sayings that miss the point.  They are simple phrases, such as ‘Everything happens for a reason” and “God said it, I believe it, that settles it” that sound Christian, like something you may find in the Bible, and capture some element of truth.  Yet they miss the point in important ways.  Join Adam Hamilton in his search for the whole truth by comparing some common Christian sayings with the wisdom found in Scripture.  The group will meet in the Memorial Room on October 7, 14, 21, November 4 and 11 at 6 o’clock.  Each session will last approximately one hour. 

Please contact Pastor Larry or the church office NO LATER than September 23 so we can get enough books ordered.  Plan to be a part of this thought-provoking Vineyard. 




Youth Sunday School - Opportunities for children of all ages:

Nursery: 10:15 - 11:30 AM (During Worship service) Infant - age 3

Our Church Nursery serves as a place for our youngest participants to receive the nurture and care that they need during worship services. Children may be accompanied by a caregiver or left to be cared for by Trained nursery volunteers. 

Gateway to Worship: 11 - 11:30 AM ( children leave for class following Children's Chat until worship ends)  age 3 (and toilet trained) - 2nd grade: 

Offers developmentally appropriate play and learning activities that relate to weekly Bible lessons. Children learn to trust adults, other than their family  members, to guide them in their faith journey. Children are invited to attend worship with their parent and come to the front of the church for Children's chat to receive a special message before transitioning to their classroom. 

Compass:  11- 11:30 AM( children leave for class following Children's Chat until worship ends)  Grades 3-5

Bible lessons taught from the NRSV, Emphasis on increasing biblical literacy and relating lessons to church practices. Students from this class serve as acolytes for worship service and participate in small mission projects throughout the year. 

Junior/Senior High Class:  11:30 AM - 11:45 AM (Youth should meet following the Sermon until 11:45 AM in the Youth Room unless otherwise indicated on the door) Grades 6+.

Bible lessons that emphasize interpretation and historical context of scripture. Students are encouraged to wrestle with broader faith questions. Students at this age are encouraged to take a more active role in church function and /or leadership. Consequently, older students may feel more suited to remain in worship during class. 


Central Presbyterian Church

47 Second Street NE
Massillon, Ohio 44646

Telephone: 330-832-7455
Fax: 330-832-7102