Central Presbyterian Church

Massillon, Ohio

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Adult Sunday School Class 

Shannon Baker will lead a 6 week Lenten Adult Education beginning Sunday February  18 

This video and discussion based program Come join our discussion.  

In Restored: Finding Redemption in Our Mess, Tom Berlin talks about the "mess" in our lives that hides our image of God and then guides group members through the process of identifying their mess, accepting responsibility for it, and transforming their relationships with God and reflecting his image. Each of the six sessions  videos lasts 7-10 minutes and participants will need to have a copy of Tom Berlin's book, which will be provided in class for reading at home.  



Vineyard I - 2018 

"Embracing the Uncertain"

It seems like we just took down the Christmas tree and put the decorations away and now we are going to talk about Ash Wednesday, Lent and Easter! Here's the thing, Christmas is so certain, it will always be on December 25th. ON the other hand, Lent and Easter are uncertain, it keeps moving around the calendar.  When we think about it, there are more uncertain things in life than certain things!

Join us for "Embracing the Uncertain", a Lenten book study.  We will take a deeper look at six biblical stories to ponder the uncertainty of a desperate father and the uncertain faith, Peter and the uncertainty of forgiveness, Lazarus and the uncertainty of mortality, Zacchaeus and the uncertainty of surrender, and Jesus and the uncertainty of obedience.  As state on the back cover of the book, "Theses stories are signposts in the gospel narrative, pointing down at a world filled with uncertainty, yet pointing us forward to a cross that can show us how to follow Jesus with courage, obedience, and the hope of surrender."  

The vineyard will take place on Thursday evenings beginning February 22nd at 6:30 pm and will run for the six Thursdays prior to Easter Sunday.  Location to be determined. Books are no cost.  



 Youth Sunday School - Opportunities for children of all ages:

Early Risers: 9-10 AM mixed ages 4-5th grade: Bible lessons and Craft Opportunities for Children whose parents attend adult Sunday School.

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 C hat 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. 

Youth Sunday School:  11- 11:30 AM (Youth should meet following the Sermon until 12:00 noon 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