Christian Education at John Knox is a mission to "KNOW, GROW, and SHOW God's love."
Adult Education is offered during the school year on a variety of topics. Class is open to everyone and is held in a warm inviting atmosphere. Class members are given the choice to participate verbally or to participate by simply listening and absorbing.
Class meets at 9:15 am Sundays
Advent Book Study
We have ordered eight books for those who want to partipate in class or who want to follow along but can't come to class. If you are interested, please let Eileen Sheelar know by mid November, to allow time to order more books if necessary. Each day has a short devotional for morning and evening, and a suggested activity to help you get what you really want for Christmas - for God to show up. Don't worry, these activities are not difficult - the first one is "Go get your Advent calendar. Start counting!" They do work up to be a little more challenging as time goes on - just keep the goal in mind!
God does not save those who are only imaginary sinners. Be a sinner, and let your sins be strong (sin boldly), but let your trust in Christ be stronger.
Women's Fellowship meet the third Tuesday of each month, at 2:00 pm, in the Social Hall.
Our program is new this year: “Cloud of Witnesses, The Community of Christ in Hebrew.” This Bible study was developed by authors from Presbyterian Women and their magazine “Horizon”, a booklet guide will be available for each woman attending the meetings.
Coffee, tea, and goodies encourage our fellowship, at each meeting. Any questions, please contact Shirley Bond 503-390-8452.
(Christian Education) is held during the school year at 9:15 am.
For the youth the curriculum involves hands-on activities
to help the children learn Bible stories.
We have two classes K-3rd grade and 4th-8th grade
The children have been learning about the symbols of our faith and our church. One of those symbols is the Presbyterian logo. In conjunction with Reformation Sunday, we looked at the logo for symbols that represent the five principles or "Five Solas" of the Reformation. Think about it for a minute, then take a look at these ideas:
Grace alone (over merit) – the dove and/or the font
Christ alone (offers salvation) – the cross, the cup, and/or the fish
Glory to God alone (all is created by God) – the whole image!
Everyone is welcome to join us or simply listen as we prepare music to honor God during worship. Opportunities also exist for special music such as solos, small groups and instrumental offerings. The choir takes a break during the summer. Our Music Director is Anna Robinson, who is also the director of Salem Community Chorus and a music teacher in the Salem-Keizer School District.
Bell Choir, June 2017
Bell choir is open to adults and children (4th grade and up), whether you're a newcomer or an experienced bell ringer. It doesn't take any special training to play the bells. If you're not sure bell ringing is for you - come sit in on a practice. Anna Robinson directs the bell choir.