“Come to me,all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.”
When Jesus spoke these words, there were no exceptions to his invitation. To people of all ages, races, genders, and nationalities, to the rich, the poor, the strong, the weak, to those firm in their faith and to those who are searching, questioning and doubting, Jesus just said, “Come”.
At Geneva we want to reflect that reality, so you will find children as an integral part of our church’s life. You will find that we actively seek to be a church that sets up no barriers, but one with opportunities for growth in the Christian faith appropriate for all levels of spiritual maturity. You will find worship that combines time-honored traditions with fresh, new ways of expressing the Christian faith. So welcome. Please take some time to look around and get to know us.
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Geneva Preschool 2016-2017 Registrations Now Open
We are now accepting registrations for 2 1/2 to 5 year olds for our 2016-2017 school year. For more information and to download a registration form see our Geneva Church Preschool Page. We have a small number of openings in our 4-year-old and in our 3-year-old class. We have several openings in our 2 1/2-year-old class. Our next open house is Thursday, May 5 from 6:00-7:00 pm.
New Sunday Morning Classes beginning May 8
At 9:00 AM –
- Letters from a Skeptic by Dr. Gregory Boyd and Edward Boyd presents a profound defense of the Christian faith. Greg Boyd longed for his father to know Christ. But as a former atheist turned believer, Greg understood Ed Boyd’s reservations. So he offered a unique invitation: His father could write Greg with any questions about Christianity, and he would in turn deliver a thoughtful response. Filled with intelligent and insightful, practical answers, each letter addresses provocative issues that get right to the heart of Christianity. Book costs $11. Led by Rick Miller.
- Job: A Journey of Faith through Suffering – Our Sunday morning Bible Study class journeying with Job on an adventure of faith through suffering. One of the most persistent questions people of faith struggle with is, “Why do good people suffer?” That’s the question Job faced as in a single day tragedy struck everything of value in his life: his children, his livelihood, and his health all taken away from him in the course of a few hours. We’ll walk with Job as he wrestles with God in the wake of suffering, and with him, we’ll explore what God has to say in response to these profound questions. Bring a Bible and let’s dig in! Led by Bryan Smith.
At 11:30 –
- Technology and Spirituality — Embrace it or bemoan it, technology is a necessary part of our daily lives. It has become, in many ways, an important part of how we define ourselves. But the questions we face as Christians are, “How is technology shaping me? How do I use technology without being used by technology? How do I approach technology in a faithful way?” Join us as we explore these and other questions about the impact technology has on our spiritual lives in today’s world. Led by Bryan Smith.
Relay for Life of Canton! Saturday, May 14th, 10:00 a.m.to midnight
Geneva Presbyterian Church will have a Tent and Team again at this year’s Relay for Life in Canton at Heritage Park. We will celebrate our many Geneva members who are cancer survivors and remember our family members and friends who have battled cancer. Please sign up if you are interested in being a part of this adventure for a wonderful cause. Contact co captains: Ella Bastine or Julie Graunstadt with questions (call the church office for contact information.) To sign up or donate to our team online go tohttp://main.acsevents.org/goto/GenevaPresbyterianChurch. Click “Join a Team” and there will be a $10.00 registration fee.
Surf’s Up! VBS is coming June 27-July 1
You’re invited to catch the wave of God’s amazing love with Geneva Presbyterian Church for Surf Shack VBS! The fun begins each day at 9:00 until noon. Kids ages 3 years through 5th grade will experience engaging worship, exciting Bible stories, fun games, creative crafts, delicious snacks, and more! Our surfers will end the week with a deeper understanding of God’s amazing love!
We need you to help with VBS
Volunteers are needed for VBS! We can use your help in many different areas. We need group leaders, area leaders and helpers (snack/crafts/recreation/mission/bible story), registration assistants, assembly time and bible study actors. If you’d like to help one day only or every day, in any way, we can use you! We hope you can be a part of all the excitement at Surf Shack VBS.
For more information about our Vacation Bible School, to register, or to sign up as a volunteer, go to Geneva Church VBS or contact Nancy Glodich at the church office. Cost for the week are $10 per child/$25 family maximum by June 12; $15 per child/$40 family maximum beginning June 13. Early bird registrants (before June 1) get a free gift!