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Strengthen and deepen your relationship with Jesus in one of our classes at Memorial Park! Click below to expand each section for class information.

Children’s Ministries strives to make your child’s time at Memorial Park the singular best hour of the week. Our mission is to come alongside parents as the primary spiritual influencers of their children, helping them love people, know Jesus, and live transformed. Our programs are held each week on Sunday mornings during the 9:00 AM Worship Service and is a time of Christ-centered, child-targeted learning for kids of all ages from birth through grade 5. Additional programming is offered for children from birth to grade 5 during the 10:10 AM Discipleship Hour, and for children from birth to Kindergarten during the 11:15 AM Worship Service. We utilize the TRU curriculum by David C. Cook to develop a TRU relationship with Jesus Christ:

  • Transformational: Our outstanding team of volunteers creatively and relevantly communicates The Big God Story in a caring, safe, and fun atmosphere each week
  • Relational: We seek to build friendships among the kids, leaders, and parents through outreach opportunities and activities throughout the year
  • Unstoppable: Kids are not too young to make a difference! We provide opportunities for kids to lovingly serve their neighbors near and far

Using the TRU Kids curriculum, we provide a fun, safe environment for your child each week through upbeat music, exciting stories, community prayer, and engaging, age-appropriate activities. Our time begins with large group Bible teaching time (The Big God Story), followed by various connecting activities.

Nursery: Newborn-24 months
Our comfort room and nursery are available on Sunday mornings to provide safe, loving, fun, and comfortable environments for both you and your child. The Nursery is located to the right of the Sanctuary.

TRU Blessings: 2 & 3 Year-Olds
Our 2 & 3 Year-Old class is held in the Woodlands in the Children's Ministries wing. Through sensory interaction, storytelling, joyful worship, and quarterly celebrations, your young one will learn the fundamental truth that God made them, loves them, and is with them.

TRU Wonder: 4 & 5 Year-Olds/Kindergarten
Our 4 & 5 Year-Old/Kindergarten classes are held in the Savanna in the Children's Ministries wing. Through exciting exploration, interactive storytelling, purposeful response time, and connecting through games and crafts, your child will experience the wonder of who God is!

TRU Story: 1st - 5th Graders
Our 1st & 2nd Grade class is held in the Mountains, and our 3rd - 5th Grade class is held in the Rec Room, both located in the Children's Ministries Wing. Engaging worship, impactful teaching, and interactive response activities make TRU Story a place where your kids learn about God's redemptive plan revealed through The Big God Story.

Our Student IMPACT teen programs are designed to support students as they journey through life during the challenging years of middle and high school. We impact their lives with the message of the Gospel, help it to take root and grow so they can make an impact on the world around them. The mission of Student IMPACT is to walk beside and to support and partner with parents in their role as the primary spiritual nurturer in the life of their student. 

Students in grades 6-8 and 9-12 have a variety of opportunities to get involved in Student IMPACT. Our weekly Sunday morning classes (including Confirmation class for high school students), Sunday evening youth group gatherings, and Wednesday evening small group studies offer ways to build meaningful personal and spiritual relationships, as well as provide students with a platform to examine their faith, and make the decision to follow Jesus. We also offer retreats and mission trip opportunities that allow students to dive deeper into their faith.

Middle School & High School
Students meet on Sunday mornings at the 10:10 AM hour. This dedicated time is an opportunity for students to learn and grow in their faith through Bible teaching, discussion, and prayer support. Although this is a classroom format, there is no homework requirement and students can join the class at any time. The Middle School program is led by Marissa Kotanichek, our Middle School Coordinator. The High School class is led by Levi Cole, our High School Coordinator.

Confirmation Class
Our Confirmation Class is open to students in grades 9-12 who are interested in pursuing membership at Memorial Park Church. This class is led by our Director of Family Ministries, Ryan Pietryga. The Confirmation Class covers important topics such as Biblical history, the core beliefs of Christianity, and church membership. This class is held on Sunday mornings at the 10:10 AM hour, running concurrently with Middle and High School Sunday morning classes.

Memorial Park Church places a high value on spiritual growth. Our desire is to meet people where they are in their faith development and to engage them in an intentional discipleship ministry that is both inwardly strong and outwardly focused, moving them to greater maturity in their relationship with Christ. Our Sunday morning Adult Classes run during the 10:10 AM Discipleship Hour. These classes typically run in sessions of anywhere form 6 to 8 weeks. We have a variety of classes to choose from each session.

Session 1 (Fall)
Registration is open now, classes begin September 10. 

Christian Sexuality
Begins September 10, runs 11 weeks
Instructor: Pastor Betsy Rumer

The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender is a collaboration of Christian pastors, leaders, and theologians who aspire to be the Church's most trusted source of theologically sound teaching and practical guidance on questions related to sexuality and gender. It seeks to address two primary needs in the church: 1. To help leaders cultivate a more robust biblical ethic of marriage, sexuality and gender. 2. To help churches and organizations create a safe and compassionate environment for LGBT+ people, their families and anyone wrestling with their sexuality or gender identity. Out of these two objects, the DVD course, "Christian Sexuality" was born. It is an 11 week course that will be facilitated both at the High School level as well as with adults during the Discipleship Hour on Sunday. Its alignment with the beliefs of the EPC, while not being created by the EPC, is very sound.  Please come and join us whether you are directly impacted by these issues or not. They are the biggest issues of our day and we all need to be educated.

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Prayer – How God Communicates with Us and We with Him
Begins September 10, runs 7 weeks
Instructors: Deb Gallo

This class will explore prayer as the process of communication with God in everything we do.  It will include the standard for prayer–The Lord’s Prayer–and will look at the questions in the Westminster shorter catechism. Class members will be invited to share (as they are led) their experience of prayer in their relationship with God.

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The Sermon on the Mount
Begins September 10, runs 7 weeks
Instructors: John and Rhea Christopher

The Christopher Class:  A continuation from last session, but all are welcome.  “The Followers of Jesus are to be different,” writes John Stott, “different from both the nominal church and the secular world, different from both the religious and the irreligious.  The Sermon on the Mount is the most complete delineation anywhere in the New Testament of the Christian counter-culture.  Here is a Christian value system, ethical standard, religious devotion, attitude to money, ambition, lifestyle and network of relationships – all of which are totally at variance with those in the non-Christian world.  And this Christian counter-culture is the life of the kingdom of God, a fully human life indeed but lived out under the divine rule.” Our class will investigate the message of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7 to see how it relates to life today in our modern world.

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Pugliese Class
Effective Discipleship While Persevering In Faith 
Instructor: Pete Pugliese

Effective Discipleship While Persevering in Faith   More than ever, effective discipleship while persevering in faith is essential to the health of anyone who proclaims to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Our time in His word is what helps prepare us to take on the challenges before us.  The world is in need of the gospel. The hope that it offers is life giving. Are we ready to take this message into the world? We must live into the gospel if we are going to be voices for the gospel.  

Three main points to be addressed:
1. Encouragement… Chapter One
2. Explanations… Chapter Two
3. Exhortation… Chapter Three

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Women to Women
Begins September 13
9:30-11:30 AM
Meets Every Wednesday
Westminster Hall
Our Wednesday morning studies are a great place to get to know other ladies in our church family, and to be encouraged and challenged by God’s word. Join us for “Connections Time” before study during which we share a light breakfast and devotional/prayer time together. We also use this time to worship in the sanctuary once a month before our Bible study begins. We then split into study groups at 10:00 AM and spend our time deepening our faith through Scripture study and discussion. Free childcare is available—please indicate that you are needing childcare when you register for class.

Classes for September 13 - December 6

Find Your People by Jennie Allen
Facilitated by Joleen Clouse & Jen Lowry
God created us to be known and loved---we were made for community. All too often we're tempted to do life alone. This book offers practical solutions for creating true community in a world that is more connected and more isolated than ever before. Please purchase the Find Your People Study Guide on Amazon, Lifeway or Christianbook

Eat This Book by Eugene Peterson
Facilitated by Michele Holmes
Peterson challenges us to read the Scriptures on their own terms, as God's revelation, and to live them as we read them. We'll use his book as a guide to strengthen our personal spiritual journeys, discussing ways we can strengthen our relationship with God through daily time with Him. Please purchase Eat This Book on Amazon or Christianbook.Prayer, Pastor Keller delves into the many facts of this everyday act. Class will include discussion on the book and time praying together each week.

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Working Women
Begins September 13
7:00-8:30 PM
Meets Every Wednesday
Edinburg Room
Ladies, sometimes days are long. You’re up early and out the door, heading to an office or a workplace or dropping off the kids at school. You put in a lot of hours at a screen or behind a desk or with your children at home. Dinner comes and you’re wishing there was a time set aside just for you afterward. There is! Come join our Working Women study on Wednesday nights this fall. This is a special time set aside for ladies who cannot come to a daytime Bible study and who are hungry for God’s Word and fellowship with sisters in Christ. Come in your cozy clothes and get ready to dive into Bible study with us—this is vital for your heart! 

Class for September 13-December 6
Eat This Book by Eugene Peterson
Facilitated by Michele Holmes
Peterson challenges us to read the Scriptures on their own terms, as God's revelation, and to live them as we read them. We'll use his book as a guide to strengthen our personal spiritual journeys, discussing ways we can strengthen our relationship with God through daily time with Him. Please purchase Eat This Book on Amazon or Christianbook

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Re|Engage is a 16-week marriage enrichment program that examines God's design for marriage and applies principles from the Bible to guide couples towards growth in their relationship with each other. Marriages in any condition can benefit, whether you are struggling to get along, your marriage is broken, or you simply want to grow closer together as a couple. This program generally begins in January.

There are two components to Re|Engage: large group and small group participation. Each evening begins in a large group setting, during which time you'll hear couples publicly share their marriage story, and class leaders teaching principles for marriage growth. This typically lasts anywhere from 30-45 minutes.

During the second portion of the class, couples move into small groups. Small group consists of 4-5 participating couples who will walk through the 16-lesson Re|Engage curriculum together. Closed Groups are formed when there are enough couples ready to join a Closed Group, and a facilitator couple is available. This group generally meets from 75-90 minutes.

Our next session of Re|Engage will begin on January 18, 2023.

Leading up to the start of the class, we will host one preview night on January 11. Before starting Re|Engage, you are required to attend the preview night. Preview Night is a chance to learn about Re|Engage, the curriculum, the program, and the expectations, as well a time to ask questions. These nights are essential to understanding the format of the program and what it offers. 

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Memorial Park's Marriage Ministry also organizes couples events to help couples reconnect, reignite, and resurrect their marriage. Re|Engage is offered as part of Memorial Park's Adult Class selections. Contact Margy Delposen to get connected.