Education 2018-09-25T09:32:46+00:00


W.B. Yeats wrote: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” That is what education at Emmanuel is all about: Lighting a flame, sparking curiosity- it’s not about thinking apart from living. It IS living, alive, informed, in wonder.

Youth Exploration

From the ages of 3 months to 3 years, the children are in the Nursery with a paid Nursery teacher.

From 3 years old on, it’s… Church School (September – May)!  Writing and acting in videos of Bible stories which are shared with the whole congregation; pageants; cooking; games; art: It’s the whole child engaged in the study of the faith.

For more information about our Church School program, contact the church office at and your message will be forwarded to Peggy Hazelberg.

Youths 7th grade and older enter into an intense, year-long study of the faith with Pastor Hawkins which includes mission trips and youth conferences. For more information on the year-long study, contact Pastor Hawkins at

Adult Studies

Regular adult studies are held on Tuesday mornings from 10-11am from September through May. This fall we are studying Jesus’ most popular parables using the video curriculum “Short Stories by Jesus.”  All are welcome; no Bible background needed. The coffee is good.

A new monthly discussion opportunity began in April: TED (Technology, Education & Design) Talks. These discussion groups are held on Thursdays at 7:00 PM September – May.  All are welcome…we’ll have the coffee on! The next TED Talk will be Thursday, October 11 at 7 PM in the church library. It will be a special evening…we’ll listen to 2 short TED Talks, “How To Talk (And Listen) To Transgender People,” and “How I help transgender teens become who they want to be.” Following this, our own Gabs Rivera, a transgender young man who is our Nursery staff person, will be helping lead the discussion with several of his transgender teen friends, so that we can better understand transgender issues, and support transgender people. Many of us have never met a transgender person (that we know of); this is a wonderful opportunity to get to know transgender members and neighbors, and to understand the joys and challenges of being trans.

Interested in learning more?

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or inquiries. We look forward to hearing from you!