Adult Education Hour
October 6 - November 24 at 9 AM
Starting Sunday morning, October 6, our 9am Adult Christian Education Hour (CEH) will offer three eight-week classes for you to consider.
The Great Commission
Led by Cinda Marturano
“Go and make disciples…and I am with you always (Matthew 28:19-20, shortened for emphasis).”
God dwelling amongst His people is a significant theme in scripture. Our Lord Jesus Christ gave His people the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations. This is a meaningful task, and it is one that the Holy Spirit enables us to accomplish as we rest in the authority of Christ over all things.
In this DVD based class, Dr. Burk Parsons walks us through every phrase of the Great Commission, carefully examining how Christ calls us to fulfill the Great Commission in our homes, our churches, our communities, and to the ends of the earth. As we lead up to our MC19 Great Valley Missions Conference, which will focus on the EPC Engage 2025 Project, we will have a chance to pray for, and share stories of, missionaries we serve at church and in our individual lives.
Working Out Your Own Salvation
Led by Larry Gould
“Work out your own salvation…” Paul commands us, adding: “with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12)” and also: “holding fast to the word of life (vs. 16).”
What does this mean, and how are we to apply it in our life in Christ? We will find the answers weaved throughout the scripture, in the past and in the future, from Genesis to Revelation.
Options for Life Group
Interested in Studying the Bible?
There are a number of small groups studying Scripture. Some groups meet during the day and others at night. Many, but not all, gather weekly.
Thursdays, 7am at GVPC
2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7pm at a Wayne home
Thursdays, 9:15am at GVPC
Young Adults' Group:
Thursdays 7:30 PM at GVPC
On the 2nd Thursday of the month, we gather for dinner ahead of time (6:45 pm) at the church. Come to eat or feel free to just show up for Bible study.
Opportunities for Prayer
Great Valley Prayer
Saturdays at 9 AM in the sanctuary
Come any Saturday you like - there is no weekly commitment needed to attend. We spend a little more than a half hour in corporate prayer and we would be encouraged by having you join us.
Cottage Prayer meeting
The second Wednesday each month, beginning at 7:00PM, folks gather for prayer. A time of sharing blessings and needs is followed by a reading from the Bible, then prayer. The evening concludes with fellowship over dessert. The meeting is held in homes on a rotating basis. The location is noted in the bulletin the Sunday prior. For more information contact the church office.
The Missionary Society may be the oldest continuously-meeting group in the church, originating nearly 200 years ago, with the sole purpose of learning of, praying for, and giving to missionaries. On the third Wednesdays of September-December and March-June, men and women with a heart for missions meet in the Chapel to hear missionary speakers share their experiences and insights then fellowship over lunch. A brief business meeting begins at 10:30 followed by devotions, a program at 11:00, and lunch at noon. All are cordially welcome!
First Thursday is an opportunity for those who are free at the lunch hour to be together for devotions, lunch (provided by the Deacons) and a short program of interest. We gather on the first Thursdays of October, November, December and April, May and June at 11:30 am. The program usually ends by 2:00, but staying for the program is not required. Signup sheets are available at the church or contact the church office.
Great Valley Book Club
Great Valley Book Club is a place for those who love to read and discuss books with others. We meet monthly in the Andersons' West Chester home. New members are always welcome! Our 2019-2020 schedule is below. Contact the church office for more info or directions to the meeting!
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter
These is My Words -The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine by Nancy E. Turner
Book Club Christmas Tea
The Gown by Jennifer Robson
The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosario Butterfield
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Richardson
Cranford by Elizabeth Garskell
May 19 (7pm)
Movie Night! We'll watch the film version of Cranford
The Sermon on the Mount
Led by Jim Shackleton
One sermon. If you had the opportunity to hear Jesus preach today, would you not give great effort, if not pay big money, to be there?! In a sense, we have this opportunity! Great Valley has talked about growing as a disciple or apprentice of Jesus…well, this sermon is a part of Jesus authoring/initiating the same subject matter.
What should we look for in this one sermon? We’ll look at the context, the sequential order of the sermon’s content (why put one topic before, or after, another topic? how do they relate?), and the application of the gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives here and now, not simply to prepare for our final passing. The study of the gospel should change the way we live…the Sermon on the Mount will have you thinking about many, many aspects of your life, for God’s glory.