The Sunday School teachers at First Presbyterian Church of Newton have the amazing privilege of nurturing kids' faith and being an example of what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
Sunday School meets each Sunday from September through May at 9:00 am. Classes are available for children 3 years of age through grade 12. Children in preschool to grade 5 gather at 9:00 am for a short opening worship time before heading to their respective classes.
Each December the children present a Sunday School Christmas program to help prepare hearts for the coming of our Savior.
Periodically throughout the year they sing and help lead worship.
We have a variety of short term and long term studies at First Presbyterian Church of Newton, as well as seasonal events including Advent and Lenten adventures, a Seder celebration, and Presbyterian Women's gatherings. Check the church calendar for upcoming events and programs.
Current studies include:
A Sunday morning adult discussion group meets from 9:15-10:00 am in the Adult Study Room.
A Sunday evening Bible Study lead by Pastor David Young meets from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the Adult Study room.
A Monday morning discussion group meets from 10:00 - 11:00 am in the Adult Study Room using The Wired Word.
Jubilee Women, a study for all women of the church meets on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. This year's study Who Is Jesus - What a Difference a Lens Makes, helps us draw our own conclusions by looking at Jesus through a variety of lenses ranging from the Gospels, to Paul, to other Abrahamic faiths and beyond.
Youth group is open to youth in grades 6 to 12 and meets during the school year on Sunday evenings from 6-8 pm. A typical Sunday night includes a time of fellowship, devotions, and games. Here is an idea of some of our activities and events:
Pie Baking - we bake over 250 apple & pumpkin pies each November to be placed in Thanksgiving baskets for families in need in our community.
Annual Mission trip - each summer we take travel to a different city to help make home repairs for families who might not be able to make the repairs themselves.
We also prepare meals for Manna House, play laser tag, worship around the campfire, help paint Sunday School rooms, volunteer at the community food bank, host a Sweetheart Diner, go sledding and ice skating, and help with Vacation Bible School, just to name a few.
The Spirituality Center is located on the first floor of the Sunday School building and is open whenever the church is open. The stations change throughout the year, often based on the church season. During Lent the stations are based on the Spiritual Discipline of prayer. No one needs to walk you through, simply follow the instructions at each station...or adapt them to fit your ability. No matter your age - all are welcome.