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Education & Spiritual Growth

Because faith is a journey that begins at birth and culminates with death, Eden Church offers educational and spiritual growth opportunities for all ages. Every week at Eden, you’ll find all kinds of activities to nurture mind, body, and spirit — from retreats, yoga classes, and service projects to music programs, labyrinth walks, study groups. Our upcoming programs and events are shown on our Events Calendar. Here’s a short overview of our offerings:

Infant and toddler care is offered in our nursery from 9:45 until  the end of worship and on an as-requested basis for other Eden events. Contact the Pastor Pepper to request childcare.

Church School for Children and Youth Church School begins at 10:15 after the Children’s Gathering in worship and ends at the end of worship every Sunday except the first Sunday of the month when we celebrate Communion. On Communion Sundays, we offer a special children’s sermon during worship, allowing the children to rejoin their families for the sacrament while our teens assist worship leaders throughout the service. For questions about Church School, please contact Pastor Pepper.

In our Nursery, we will be offering a brief 15-minute story time for pre-schoolers using Frolic!, a curriculum designed to introduce our youngest children to God and simple faith concepts.

For our K-5th grade classes, we use the Whirl! curriculum, based on the Revised Common Lectionary readings.  Each lesson features a short 10-minute video, followed by conversation and activities.  Each child is provided with a pamphlet that includes questions and activities for the whole family.

Confirmation is a nine-month hands-on faith formation program for teens. Teens meet semi-monthly with the pastor and youth advisors to learn about and participate in all aspects of church life before deciding whether to become members of Eden church. In the spring, teens attend a popular retreat with other UCC confirmation classes.  Our next Confirmation program will be during the 2019-2020 school year.

Adult Education includes mid-week classes, Bible Study, occasional Sunday workshops, and seasonal offerings to provide participants with an introduction to cutting-edge theology, opportunities for faith reflection on current events, and encouragement to explore and express beliefs and values in an open and caring environment.

Small Groups are an opportunity to reflect and discuss among friends about what matters to you when it comes to your faith and spiritual practices. Eden’s current groups include: Seekers Book Club, Bible Study, Eden Choir, Eden Stitchers, Short Excursions, Single Women’s Group  and are open to all. Contact Pastor Pepper for more information.

Retreats, Labyrinth Walks, and Spiritual Direction are offered by our ministers and community partners. To make arrangements, please call the church office or send an email to our office manager

Safe Congregation Commitment:  In order to grow and learn, we need to feel welcome and safe. For information about our Safe Congregation policies, procedures, and covenants, please contact the Senior Minister.