Educational Opportunities

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Sunday School

9:30 - 10:45 AM

For Adults - All our adult Sunday School classes offer the chance to explore and deepen your faith through study, relationships, and engagement with the world.  See the descriptions below to see which class is right for you.

  • Friendship - Friends united for the purposes of Bible study, spiritual development and social enhancement, this class of women welcomes all.  They are very active in missions.  The class meets in Rm. #134, and is currently led by Margaret Diamond and Roberta Head.
  • Genesis - This is a group of young married couples and singles, ranging in age from their late twenties to forties, who gather weekly to share their faith journeys in an atmosphere of acceptance and curiosity.  The class meets in Rm. #132, and is led by John and Cathy Baskin.
  • Moore - The Moore Sunday School class is a group of mixed ages and sexes that rotates its leadership among class members.  Interpreting the Word of God and applying it to daily life, the members of the class value the ongoing struggle with faith and scripture.  The class meets in Rm. #133, and is coordinated by Bob Sampson.
  • Philippians - Lively, biblically-based discussions, coupled with a welcoming attitude toward diverse viewpoints, are the hallmark of this adult class of mixed ages and sexes.  After reading scripture together, participants discuss the texts to examine their relationships with God and others as they seek to apply biblical truths to daily life.  The class meets in the Annex-Fireplace Room on Sunday mornings, and is coordinated by G.J. Tarazi.
  • Sojourners - The Sojourners Class offers a small, intimate class comprised of adults with grown or college age children. The class has varied approaches to lessons that include studying specific books of the Bible; using video series to look at the history and social context of the Bible; books on social issues that frame our Christian perspective today; and practical ministry topics appropriate for that “tweener” stage in life: dealing with aging parents and children finding their way on their own even as retirement approaches. The class meets in room #202 and is taught by Brad Moffett and Susan Shaw.

For Youth - The Youth Sunday School class, for grades 6-12, is designed to prepare our young people for the Christian life.  The class combines discipleship and study, with fun and thoughtful discussions about how to take the love the of the church into the wider world.  They meet in the Annex-Youth Room on Sunday mornings, and frequently fellowship together after class.  Youth Sunday School is led by Julio Hernandez.

For Children - The Sunday School class for children in first grade through fifth grade allows kids to participate in age-appropriate activities designed to help them learn more about the Bible and how to use the Bible as a guide and resource for daily living. Teachers help the children think of Jesus as the revelation of God's unconditional love and help each child see church as a community of caring persons. They encourage children to think for themselves as they strive to develop their own personal and dynamic faith in God and in Jesus.  Children's Sunday School meets in room #201 (upstairs) and is led by Beth Moffett, Tara Cruzan, and Marshall Marks.

Sunday Morning Schedule

  • 9:30 - Classroom open for drop-off
  • 9:45 - Greeting and introduction to lesson
  • 10:00 - Lesson with teaching, crafts, and activities
  • 10:45 - Class ends and children are escorted to the downstairs classroom hallway.  Please meet your child in the hallway to take them to worship.
  • 11:00 - Worship begins.  Children may come to the chancel steps for a children’s lesson during worship.  After the reading of the gospel lesson, children are invited to Children’s Worship in room 132, with our Children’s Ministry volunteer.  Children are escorted back to the Sanctuary to rejoin parents during the Offertory. (Note: there is no Children’s Worship on Communion Sunday, usually the 3rd Sunday of the month.)

Preschool - Sunday School for preschoolers (age 2 - kindergarten) is available, and currently led by Linda Hernandez-Giblin and Jake Baskin.  It meets in Room #125.  After Sunday School, young children may remain in the nursery: Paid childcare workers, along with rotating volunteers, run the nursery each Sunday (also Rm #125).  In addition to individual attention, the nursery offers safe, age-appropriate play materials and activities for all infants and toddlers.

Sunday Morning Schedule

  • 9:30 - Classroom and infant and toddler room open for supervised activities and care
  • 10:00 - Music for 2 - K age group
  • 10:20 - 10:40 - Lesson and crafts for ages 2 - K (as a courtesy to teachers and the other children, please no drop off during this time)
  • 10:40 - Snack, supervised activity centers, rooms open again for drop off
  • 11:00 - Worship begins. Children will be brought to the sanctuary for the Children's Time, and then return with childcare workers and volunteers for indoor and/or outdoor play (weather permitting).  Please bring appropriate outdoor gear.

If for any reason you happen to arrive with your child(ren) during the 10:20-10:40 lesson, please feel free to keep them with you in the Fellowship Room, or take them to explore the church library (Rm #136) which has an excellent children's section.  You are, of course, more than welcome to keep children of any age with you during worship.

Parents of Preschoolers, Infants, and Toddlers (PITS) - Join us one Sunday a month in the Youth Room of the Annex Building. We know getting kids to church is like trying to rake leaves in a tornado, which is why we only meet once a month and fully expect half the group to be at least 10 to 15 min. late. That's ok! If you're a parent of a youngster (or two, or three...etc....), we hope you'll join us. Part therapy session, part introspection, part laughs - we talk about the challenges (and joys) of parenting and how spirituality and religion fit in-between all the late nights and toddler negotiations to eat vegetables. You can drop the children off in the nursery, Room 125, where there will be additional volunteers to care for them. Call it a time out for you!


The Ravensworth Library

Our well-maintained, attractive library has a wide selection of books focusing on Bible study and issues of peace and justice.  The library collection includes Bible commentaries, reference books, a large collection of children’s books, as well as CDs and DVDs. We invite you to come and browse, and discover why some of our members and visitors think the library is one of the best things about Ravensworth.  The Library is located in Rm. 136, and is open on Sundays from 9:30-11am and following the worship service.  For more information contact Roberta Head, Librarian, Geneva Pope, Library Committee Chair, Ann Hatcher or Charlene Christensen, committee members. Rm. #136.


Tuesday Mornings 

(Weekly, 10:00-11:15 AM)

On Tuesday mornings, a group meets each week for bible study and discussion.  Our pastor, Steve Hyde, leads the class with occasional assistance from members of the class or from speakers outside the congregation.  The Tuesday Morning group is known for its inquisitive and adventurous nature, its biblical scholarship, and the group members' loving concern for one another.  Many of our Tuesday Morning participants stick around after the bible study for an exercise session and a brown bag lunch.