Online Adult Education Hour
Beginning March 29
Learning from the Early Martyrs
Led by Sandy Haney
We're moving Christian Education online! Sandy is recording each week's lecture from her class, Learning from the Early Martyrs. Watch the video here, then join us Sunday morning as she answers your questions live on Zoom at 9am (instructions for submitting questions and joining the Zoom class are shared via the church e-mail system).
Martyrdom has been part of Christian history from its earliest days until today. Starting with some heroes of the faith from before Jesus’ birth and focusing attention on the first few centuries of Christian history, we’ll be exploring what we can learn from those who gave their lives for Christ.
We’ll meet some famous early Christian martyrs, discover how the church handled those who recanted their faith, and study how the Church incorporated martyrdom into people’s lives once the period of persecution ended. Through all of this, we’ll pay attention to ways we can live faithfully whether we’re being persecuted or living in freedom, using our ancestors in the faith as teachers and mentors.
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 (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. 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