Sunday School
  Christian education is a vital part of ministry here at Finley, because we believe Holy Scripture is God's word to us, and our only rule of faith and life.  It is scripture, through the Holy Spirit, that reveals to us who God is in Jesus Christ and what God is doing in the world.  Finley provides Christian education through an extensive Sunday School program for all ages from pre-school to adult.  Below is a list of our Sunday school classes and themes for the 2004 school year.

Ages 3-5 and Grades K-5 People Who Tell God's Salvation Story
Grades 6-8 A Great Cloud of Witnesses: Survey course of Church History
Grades 9-12 The Road of Faith
Adult Bible Study on a book of the Bible
Adult What It Means to Be Human: Living with Others before God   
(see below for weekly readings from class book and workbook)
  May 16 On Being Human (p. 10-18)
  May 23 Human Being in the Image of God (p. 19-27
  May 30 Human Being in the Image of God (p. 27-40)
  June 6 Conflict, Sin, and Grace (p. 41-50)
  June 13 Conflict, Sin, and Grace (p. 50-60)
  June 20 No Class
  June 27 No Class
  July 4 God Reaches Out to Us (p. 61-68)
  July 11 God Reaches Out to Us (p. 69-80)
  July 18 Goodness Outside the Garden (p. 91-93
  July 25 Living in the Imago Dei (p. 94-108)

Bible 101
Join us the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 7:00pm here at the church for Bible 101!  This class focuses on the content of the Bible, its origins, writings, theology, context, and message as a whole.  Using stories from the Bible and our study of those stories, we seek to more fully understand and learn about God's message to us through God's Word in Scripture, and how the stories of the Bible still speak to us today about God's will and purpose for humanity in Jesus Christ. 

Schedule Change
There will be no meeting on Tuesday, June 22. 
Instead, we will meet the following week on Tuesday, June 29 at 7:00pm. 
Our reading for June 29 is Romans 6-8. 

Youth News
    This year our youth groups will be meeting at the Coble's home for snacks, music, fellowship, and a Bible devotional.  The youth groups will be meeting on alternating Sundays.  The Middle School youth will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, and the Senior Highs will be meeting on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.  Both youth groups will begin at 7:00pm until 8:30pm.
     Please check the Upcoming Events page for new and changing information.

 Vacation Bible School
It's time to get ready for another week of Vacation Bible School!
VBS will be held from Sunday, August 8 through Thursday, August 12 from 6:30-8:00pm.  VBS is a wonderful opportunity for our children to come together to learn about God, sing songs of praise, do arts and crafts, meet new friends, and have lots of fun. 

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