Adult Education Hour
February 2 - 23 at 9 AM
Starting Sunday morning, February 2, three new classes month-long classes will be offered during our 9am Adult Christian Education Hour (CEH).
The Parable of "The Prodigal Son"
Led by John Pauley
…There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, “Father, give me my share of the estate...”
So begins a very familiar parable of Jesus. This story is most often referred to as the “Parable of the Prodigal Son.” We often assume that the central character of this parable is the younger, or “prodigal” son. In this four-week study, we’ll go over this well-known parable and become acquainted with the whole family as we try to get to the point Jesus hoped to teach.
After the Sermon...Now What?
Led by Rick & Kristen Constable
Many of us receive God’s Word on Sunday, but then fail to apply it on Monday. Keith’s current sermon series on the book of James challenges us to consider “The Way We Could Be.” This elective will attempt to provide some practical means to grow in this pursuit. The goal is to deepen relationships between church members, as well as to provide opportunities for spreading the Gospel with neighbors, friends, and family members.
Led by Paul Reader
The short book of Jonah invites us to engage with our God and His conflicted prophet. Jonah draws us into the tension of God’s mercy and justice, asking how He will move to set brokenness right. In this class we will seek to dialogue with heavy theological issues, laugh at the ironies inherent in the narrative, and discuss our own engagement of God when things don’t feel or seem right. Come join us as we together follow a prophet on the run!
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 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. 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 and Literary Society
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