Adult Education Hour
Adult Christian Education opportunities at Great Valley Presbyterian Church aim to:
Empower disciples to hunger for the truth found in God’s Word and to obey its teachings.
Engage all people in the process of becoming more Christ-like.
Equip followers of Jesus to serve the Kingdom both in the church and in the community.
Enrich relationships within our body of Christ as we study, fellowship, and grow together.
To accomplish this goal, we provide Sunday morning classes that follow a Bible Track (touching on the whole counsel of God) and a Discipleship Track (allowing for teaching and training in application of Scripture).
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. —2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)
A Brief History of Prayer
Led by Paul Reader
In the month of August Paul Reader will lead a class called ‘A Brief History of Prayer’ during our Sunday morning Adult Christian Education Hour. The class will spend four weeks exploring the central role of prayer in the history and life of God’s people.
We will look at how prayer was understood among ancient saints from Genesis to Revelation – and in the first few centuries of the early church. As we learn from the generations before us, we will plan to spend time each week in prayer.
Adults, as well as Middle School and High School Youth, are invited to the Chapel starting next Sunday at 9am.
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.
Tuesdays, 6am at GVPC (young professionals)
Thursdays, 7am at GVPC
2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7pm at a Wayne home
Thursdays (except the first Thursday of the month), 9:15am at GVPC
Young Adults' Group:
Thursdays 7:30 PM at GVPC
On the 1st 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 a mid-day gathering consisting of lunch and a program, often with a special speaker. Beginning with devotions at 11:30 AM and ending around 2 PM, it is held on the first Thursday of October, November, December and April, May and June. The events are free, but, for accurate lunch planning, advance reservations are greatly appreciated. Please sign up at the church or call the office.
Great Valley Book Club
Great Valley Book Club is a place for those who love to read and discuss books with others. The club is currently meeting monthly in the Chapel. New members are always welcome! Our 2021-2022 schedule is below. Contact the church office for more info!
Emma by Jane Austen
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Christmas Tea (more information to follow)
January 18, 2022
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
Island of the Sea Women by Lisa See
News of the World by Paulette Jiles