Online Faith Formation Opportunities

Faith Formation does not stop just because we cannot gather at the building! Join one of these opportunities online!

If you would like to participate in any online classes, please contact Charlotte Nance-Allbright for the link you will need to access the gathering.

Online Adult Formation Class – Meet Our Mission Partners

Join us for a special Zoom gathering with our Mission Partners: Chenoa Stock in Peru; Charles and Melissa Johnson in Zambia; and John McCall in Taiwan. As the coronavirus has had worldwide impact, it is more important than ever to connect with our Mission Partners, hear (and see!) the stories about their mission communities, and discover what we can do as their brothers and sisters in Christ. Contact Charlotte Nance-Allbright for the Zoom link. YES, you can call in with your phone if you do not want to join the class via computer, tablet or smartphone!  Please register for the class before June 1.

• Wednesday, June 3, 2:00 p.m., Meet Chenoa Stock, Peru
• Wednesday, June 10, 2:00 p.m., Meet Charles and Melissa Johnson, Zambia
• Wednesday, June 17, 9:00 a.m. (NOTE time change), Meet John McCall, Taiwan
Jeremiah: the Weeping Prophet — Online Wrap-Up Session with Ron Shive

Linked here, Access Password: 0E%0668M

1st Corinthians with Mickey Efird

Mickey Efird wanted to make sure you had an opportunity for your own faith formation, so he came by the church and recorded two parts of the lesson on 1 Corinthians that he was going to lead in in the John Knox Fellowship class this May!

Here are the links to the recordings.  Just click on the link and it should open up the recording!

Lesson 1 https://cloud.swivl.com/v/81c44c61e3ff56ef56896c74e4475c65

Lesson 2 https://cloud.swivl.com/v/217d9e483b4fab2a68db91d29a861d03

Lesson 3 https://cloud.swivl.com/v/1515f25a950386c2d86bfc24ced923dd

Lesson 4

Learning About the Israel-Palestine Conflict from a Jewish Perspective

Coming to Know God, Taught by Dr. Ed Moore

1) Monday, April 13: “Coming to Know God” Zoom Class – Session 1

Meeting Recording:

https://zoom.us/rec/share/ppN-BuvPzGBJHdLs8mfBBvYsOdzmaaa81ycc_PsMyRpbMDjHLJ3GkojUp8cbQq2i

Access Password: H2+=U.7f

The reading materials assigned for this class were:

1.Were Neanderthals Religious?

https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/12/07/504650215/were-neanderthals-religious

2. How Wonder Makes Us Human

https://aeon.co/videos/how-wonder-the-linchpin-of-inspiration-and-inquiry-makes-humans-unique

 

2) Wednesday, April 15: “Coming to Know God” Zoom Class  – Session 2

Meeting Recording:

https://zoom.us/rec/share/vpFUJZPUsUZObK_jwlDSXfEROquiaaa8gCca8vILmU-AjU_LIqwpH0Wqq5XfdJRf

The reading materials assigned for this class were: aeon.co/essays/enlightenment-does-not-demand-disenchantment-with-the-world

3) Monday, April 20: “Coming to Know God” Zoom Class – Session 3

 

Meeting Recording:

https://zoom.us/rec/share/_s9IFeGg9WxLYtbx6E-PYpYMXabfaaa8hiQZ-qcFz03zoyRCQmE5sY8oCWu7_nk

Access Password: 9a#wzn8$

The reading materials for today’s class (April 20) were:

The article is entitled, “A Revolution in Time,” and may be found at this link:

https://aeon.co/essays/when-time-became-regular-and-universal-it-changed-history

 

4) Wednesday, April 22: “Coming to Know God” Zoom Class – Session 4

Meeting Recording:

https://zoom.us/rec/share/yNRfNeH_-3JIGqvvs17YQvEuErXveaa8hHUfqaVbxBklajMshxwt-U2PeivuIlKA

Access Password: 2B^k?$N*

The reading material for this class was:

“What Is the Soul, If Not a Better Version of Ourselves?”

aeon.co/ideas/what-is-the-soul-if-not-a-better-version-of-ourselves

 

5) Monday, April 27: “Coming to Know God” Zoom Class – Session 5

Meeting Recording:

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/45JXBr7r-X1ORZHpuXGAcPYcXYLKaaa8gCgbq_YLyE2LDxblKNlRik5_C4FWWeae

Access Password: 7h@5P#%M

The reading material for this class was:

Children

    • Virtual Vacation Bible School 2020 – Knights of North CastleWe will not let social distancing stop us from having one of the most amazing faith formation weeks of the year!  Here is the link to register for Virtual VBS https://2020.cokesburyvbs.com/firstburlington.  It is important to register so we will know where to drop off our “VBS To-Go” boxes and so we will know with whom to share the online meeting links/info.  This is not just for children of our church.  Share the link with grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and neighbors that would enjoy this time of faith formation!  Dates for our online gatherings:  Preview Party Sunday, June 7 at 11:30 a.m. and VBS lessons Monday-Thursday, June 22-25 at 10:00 a.m.  (Online gatherings will be brief, exciting, engaging, and informative!)  Contact Charlotte Nance-Allbright for more information.

If you would like to participate in any of the above online classes, please contact Charlotte Nance-Allbright for the link you will need to access the gathering.

Chancel Choir

Zoom gatherings each Wednesday evening. This forum gives our faithful singers a chance for fellowship and to see one another in this time of physical distance.

Youth

Dough Devotions: All Senior High Students can join us Tuesday mornings starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Snapchat Group. The Devotion will be given at 9:30 a.m. via Snapchat and Facebook Live and all are welcome to tune in!

Young Adults

Our next YA gathering will be next Friday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Contact Taylor for more information and to RSVP. If you are interested in joining these meetings, please contact Taylor Barner.

Offerings from the FPC Contemplative Ministries Team

Yoga Practice Offered Via Zoom

We are in conversation about providing an opportunity for yoga and would like to know if you will be part of this experience. Please contact Charlotte Nance-Allbright if you would like to be added to the yoga list.

Quiet Space for Reflection — Weekly Meditations from Jane Wellford

 The reflection will be posted on our website here on Tuesday mornings.

 

Other Meditations and Spiritual Practices 

Be Still and Know

5-Minute Breathing(available on Facebook)

The Practice of Presence: The Three Breaths

 

Don’t forget that Worship is Faith Formation!

      • 10:00 a.m. on Sundays

The Sunday service will be available to view on livestreaming or Facebook Live. 

If you would like to participate in any of the above online classes, please contact Charlotte Nance-Allbright for the link you will need to access the gathering.

If you do not have access to online resources and you would like us to send you a faith formation resource in the mail or email, please contact Charlotte Nance-Allbright.