Classes are designed to enable personal reflection and group sharing. We seek to create a community in which participants critically reflect on the topic at hand, but also pray, share, make self-discovery, and struggle towards integrating their learning into building prayerful lives of service, mercy, and advocacy.
The Sunday School meets each Sunday during the school year during the regular service at approximately 11:15 A.M., following the children's sermon in the sanctuary. Together with the participation of many adults who do rotating shifts, the Sunday School explores faith and its connection with the world. In addition to studying scripture, the students are encouraged to become involved in the social action and community service activities of the church. There is an average weekly attendance of 15 students. The Sunday school is run as a cooperative with four teachers and four assistants holding separate classes divided by age group. The teachers also hold group classes where all the children work together.
Students in middle and high school are welcome to be a part of PSUMC’s active and vibrant Youth Community. The focus of our Youth Group is to empower young people, build confidence and friendships through social activities, discussion, teamwork and service. The year is punctuated by monthly fun activities including a lock in, game nights, bowling, pizza making a Spring Retreat and more. PSUMC’s Youth Group provides a fun and safe social outlet for its members and their friends. In addition to the social aspect of the group, the youth are encouraged to attend regular Sunday services and quietly leave after the sermon to meet downstairs for a guided discussion. This unique experience gives the kids a chance to process and work through the message with a group of their peers. It is also a good opportunity to welcome any newcomers or visitors. Once a month the youth serve on one of PSUMC Sunday Dinner Teams. The kids work together as a team to help prepare, set up and serve a weekly meal for the hungry. This is also an opportunity for the youth to work along side other members of the congregation giving the youth a greater sense of belonging within the church community. In all of these activities the kids are encouraged to be themselves, explore their own gifts and discover how much they have to offer.