As we have stated in our Church Covenant: We will nurture the children of our congregation in the Faith, teaching them by word and example the Anabaptist heritage. The children and youth meet with the Sunday School classes provided by Christ United Methodist Church followed by additional time of Christian formation led by Rochester Mennonite Church teachers. We are using the Shine curriculum. Classes are available for children of all ages. An equipped nursery is available for parents to use.
We utilize both topical and Biblical studies from Mennonite Publishing Network including the Good Ground Bible Studies and the Faith & Life Adult Bible Study. Attendees can expect an atmosphere where participants may openly discuss their perspectives and contribute to each other's spiritual development.
In January & February 2008, the Adult Sunday School Class and Youth studied "Return to the Earth." This project supports Native Americans in burying unidentifiable ancestral remains now scattered across the United States and enables a process of education and reconciliation between Native and Non-Native peoples.
In fall 2008, the adults and youth studied "Get Up Off Your Knees,” a devotional study guide based on the music of U2.
In fall 2009, the Adult and Youth Sunday School groups are studying "National Identity: The promise and peril of living as faithful Christians in America."
In 2011, we used Faith and Life Bible Study materials to study various books of the Bible.
In 2012, we studied Anabaptist Dramatic Readings which are accounts of Anabaptist martyrs during the late 1500s.
In 2013, we studied the book of Mark using the biblical text and discerning the meaning for our lives as a group. The discussants considered three questions: 1) What does the passage say? 2) What is meant by what is said? 3) What does it mean for me?
In the spring and fall of 2013 we studied Jesus Did It Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments for Christians.
Fall 2015 we will be studying "Returning Veterans, Returning Hope: Seeking Peace Together", a six week Sunday School curriculum focused on returning veterans and how the church can play a part in their healing journeys.
Winter 2015 we studied "Begin Anew: Christian Discipleship Seminars" by Palmer Becker.
Spring 2016 we studied the Adult Bible Series "The Gift of Faith" based on Mark and Luke.
Women's Bible Study will meet every other Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Past studies included “Let Justice Roll Down, Women Engaging the World" by Rebecca Seiling and "Seek Peace & Pursue It: Women, Faith, and Family Care" by Elizabeth Soto Albrecht, a convert to Anabaptism and a present Mennonite Church leader. Contact Lois Kennel with questions.
Persons interested in exploring their spiritual journey are welcome to talk with the pastor. Small groups have intermittently studied Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation.