Education is an essential component of our faith. Anglicans have long believed that reason is one of the essential and authoritative aspects of our relationship with God.
Our Christian Education programs provide members and visitors with the depth that they need to make their faith as informed as it is meaningful. Visitors are encouraged to attend the "E is for Episcopalian" class to learn more about the Episcopal Church, its form of worship, and how our parish fits into the larger Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion.
Our youth and children's programming offer age-appropriate exploration of our Christian faith using interactive, hands-on activities; while the Adult Forum explores topics ranging from the origins of Holy Scripture, Prayer, Church History, and Biblical Interpretation.
Sunday Adult Forum
Coffee and bagels followed by a rotating schedule of topics. Come as you are to learn and grow together as a community. There's something for everyone!
10:15 - 10:50 a.m.
Weekly Bible Studies
Diocesan Bible Challenge Group
Wednesdays; 6:30-8:00 p.m.; Room 224
A light supper is served at 6:30, followed by a bible study led by Bob and Peggy McCan. This study follows the Bible Challenge, which reads the entire Bible in one year. Newcomers are welcome at any time. More information on the Bible Challenge is available at www.thediocese.net/biblechallenge.
Wednesday Morning Men's Group
Wednesdays; 7:00-8:00 a.m.
Members of TFCE and other area churches meet most Wednesdays of the year. The discussion ends promptly at 8:00 a.m. to allow participants to leave for work.
From its origin, this has been a discussion group in which all members share their thoughts, as well as a place for members to support each other on our spiritual journeys. The leadership is shared, with all members taking turns each week to open and close the meeting with prayer, lead the discussion, and act as host (preparing coffee as well as providing light snacks). If you would like to join the discussion or receive more information, contact Mike Snyder or Barry New.
Life Changes Discussion and Prayer Group
9:00-9:45 a.m.; Room 116; First Sunday of Each Month
At some point, all of us find ourselves wrestling with new or unexpected challenges: challenges such as job uncertainty; death or illness of a family member or close friend; recurring family complications; a restless prayer life, etc. How do we persevere during these times? Where can we find God in the midst of the chaos?
Join Fr. Michael Hinson for discussion and prayer on the first Sunday of each month, beginning April 7, as he explores transitions in his personal life and his experience with others as a chaplain. Feel free to bring something to eat and a cup of coffee.
Programs for Youth
Started Sunday, September 15
Church School every Sunday 10:15-10:50am, Youth Room
Youth Group & Kitchen
1st & 3rd Sundays, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Youth Room
3rd Wednesdays, 2:45-4:45 p.m., TFCE Kitchen then FCPC Welcome Table
Programs for Children
Sunday School for children in grades pre-K through 5 resumed Sunday, September 15. Classes held from 10:15-10:50 a.m.
Classes for Preschool-PreK meet in Room 139
Grades K-1 meet in Room 140
Grades 2-3 meet in Room 145
Grades 4-5 meet in Room 224
The program will be based on Living the Good News, Godly Play and Abundant Life from Episcopal Relief and Development. For information, please contact Nina Bacas, Director of Children's, Youth and Family Ministries.