Sunday Morning

Christian Education

Week Day

Bible Studies

Ongoing Ministries

and Activities

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)

During the month of July we’ll be studying the book of Acts together, facilitated by members of our church’s Bible studies. Women from three of our weekly Bible studies will be reflecting briefly on their recent examinations of Acts before guiding the class in a more in-depth examination of a passage. As the class reads a passage together, we’ll discuss what Acts teaches us about God, the early church, and the church today. Each week will focus on a different aspect of Acts (characters, miracles, teachings, and the church). 


Join us in Fellowship Hall on Sundays at 9am for an engaging study of this fascinating history of the early church! The class will also be available on Zoom (with no mid-week video lecture), so if you prefer to attend virtually check Friday’s e-newsletter for the link.

Options for Life Group

Bible Study

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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.

 

Men's Group:

Thursdays, 7am at GVPC
 

Women's Groups:

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.

For more information and additional groups, see the current Life Groups list or contact the church office.

Opportunities for Prayer

and Fellowship

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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.

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Missionary Society

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!

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First Thursday

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. 

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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 via Zoom. New members are always welcome! Our 2020-2021 schedule is below. Contact the church office for more info or the link to join the meeting!

October 20 

Caroline: A Little House Revisited by Sarah Miller

November 17

Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

December 15

Wonder by R.J. Palacia

January 19, 2021

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

February 16

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

March 16 

The Lilac Girls by Marcia Hall Kelly

April 20

Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan