Learning at Central
Central offers a variety of classes, workshops, guest speakers, and seminars that help us become the hands and feet of Jesus by loving God and each other and by nurturing faithful living. Take a look at what we are currently offering!
SUNDAYS during the “Education Hour” from 9:45 – 10:45
Nursery (pre-k – kindergarten)
Our nursery is open from 7:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m & 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. during the school year. Bring your toddlers and young ones to enjoy safe time with our fully-trained nursery staff.
Godly Play (kindergarten – fifth grade)
On Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:45 a.m. during the school year, Central Lutheran is offering Godly Play, a curriculum of spiritual practice which explores the mystery of God’s presence in our lives. Godly Play values process, discovery, community, and relationships. It also allows practitioners to make relevant and personal theological meaning. Children use the phrase, “I wonder…” in a Godly Play classroom! This class is designed for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Confirmation (sixth – eighth grade)
During the School year Middle Schoolers head upstairs to the Confirmation Room, to build their relationships up with each other and God as they learn about what it means to live in a Body of Christ. They do team building exercises, group initiative challenges, and some didactic and kinetic learning as they prepare themselves for a public profession of faith called an Affirmation of Baptism. All are welcome to learn and be part of our group.
High School (ninth – twelveth grade)
During the school year High Schoolers head over to the Luther House, to get some much needed time away from their hectic lives. They get to spend time reconnecting with their peers, to engage and learn about meaningful relationships, understanding their faith in a rapidly moving world, and to be in a safe and judgment-free space as they start to identify their place and call in God’s world. Oh did we mention lots of foosball and ping-pong? So come join us!
Adult Christian Education
Join us from February 5th until April 2nd in our Gathering Room as we prepare our hearts and minds for the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation this October! We currently are doing a guided conversation and reading of Paul’s Letter to the Romans’ Which Martin Luther described as “The most important piece in the New Testament. It is purest Gospel…occupy oneself with it daily, as though it were the daily bread of the soul.”
TOGETHER TUESDAYS During Lent (March 7 – April 4)
Lenten Soup & Supper: Everyone is welcome to participate in the Journey of Lent by joining us from 5:30 – 6:15 for a simple soup and bread dinner as we prepare for the coming of Christ.
Children are invited to join our Alleluia and Children’s Choirs, which meet during this time from 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Adults are welcome and encouraged to join Pastor Laurie for a class on Nurturing Faithful Living from 6:15 – 6:45 p.m. directly before our Lenten Worship experience.
Holden Evening Prayer is held from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. The music is simple and repetitive meant to be meditated on, the melodies are catchy, pitched so they’re accessible to untrained voices using inclusive language to welcome and engage all walks of life. We look forward to seeing you at these beautiful services.