Our 6th – 8th Graders chose to name themselves with the acronym P.R.I.S.M. (People Rejoicing In the Savior’s Message). They meet with a lead teacher and a shepherd on Sunday mornings at 9:30 at the Summit House on Hall Street (directly across from the main church building). Our PRISM youth engage in a number of worship and fellowship activities throughout the year. Check out the “What’s Happening Now and on the Horizon” tab for details on upcoming events.
Youth education classes are offered to children from three years of age through the 5th grade. At 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings, we meet together in the music room (lower level of the main building) to sing and pray before separating into smaller groups for age appropriate study time. Each of our classrooms is staffed by one teacher and one adult shepherd. We use the We Believe curriculum, developed for the Presbyterian Church. It follows the three ways in which Presbyterians know and serve God; with our minds (study), with our hearts (prayer and worship); and with our hands (service).
Our nursery, located on the lower level of the main building, offers Christian care to the youngest of our congregation. Our staff is in attendance during both of our worship services and during the Christian Education Hour and Coffee Fellowship time, which occur between services. Our nursery can accommodate little ones from birth through age five.
Our Prayer and Meditation Garden, located on the northeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Hall Street, is a gift we share with the people of Saline. May the peaceful beauty of this garden bring you closer to God.
Our historic church building, our two additional buildings, our gardens and our grounds are all maintained by the joint efforts of our Property Committee and our This Old Church Small Group. Recent projects include the remodeling of our Fellowship Hall, updates to the lighting, fire detection systems, and one of the heating and cooling units, and the installation of a Solar Energy System on the roof of Fellowship Hall.
Much of the time and labor for these projects is generously donated by the members of our This Old Church Small Group, which meets at the church for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month before setting to work. Their service to the church is outstanding, and we owe them great thanks for all they do!