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. Grade school children are taught in a single class using the Shine curriculum.The middle and senior youth meet with the youth groups provided by Christ United Methodist Church followed by additional time of Christian formation led by Rochester Mennonite Church teachers. 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.
Fall 2017 we studied the Adult Bible Series "Covenent With God."
Fall 2018 we studied Anabaptist Essentials: Ten Signs of a Unique Christian Faith by Palmer Becker.
Women's Bible Study will meet every other Friday. 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.