Christian Education

We have an active program of Christian education for children, youth, and adults at TPPC. For a complete update on Christian education programs for children and adults, call the church office at 301-270-5550 or send an email to one of the email addresses below.

Sunday School

sunday school picture of noah's arkSunday School classes are now held after Time with Children during worship. Students in Kindergarten, First and Second grade gather in the Powhatan Room. The Saints Room is where third grade through fifth grade students meet. The Middle School classroom is downstairs in the front of the Fellowship Room.

Please know that we welcome all visitors, so if you have friends or neighbors with children who would like to come to Sunday School, they are always welcome. We also always need back-up or substitute teachers. If this interests you, please let us know at There is a curriculum to follow no need to create a lesson on your own.

Before Sunday School, there is a "time with children" segment in the worship service. More details can be found below.

Christian education classes for junior high students are also held at the same time during the regular school year.

Sunday School Update

Sleep in on Sundays and continue to enjoy Sunday School! Sunday School will take place after the "Time for Children" during the regular worship hour.

Church begins at 11:00. There will be NO before Church Sunday School for the time being. The feedback from the June experiment was very positive, so we are continuing to "test drive" Sunday School during Sermon time.

Sunday School teachers will be in the back of the church ready to escort their class to the right room. There will be 3 classes upstairs: K through 2nd grade, 3rd through 5th grade and 6th through 8th grade with high schoolers also welcome. Please pick up your K through 2nd grade child when the worship service ends.

The Sunday School Classes will continue to use the Shine "Living in Gods Light" curriculum with a lot of input from students, teachers and parents. Wed love to hear your ideas for service projects as well.

Looking forward to seeing everyone after the "time for children" as we kick off a new Sunday School year!

Cooperative Youth Ministry (CYM)

CYM is cooperatively run by Takoma Park Presbyterian Church (TPPC) and Christ Congregational Church (CCC), and is a great way for children, 6-12th grade, to have fellowship and fun with their peers in a supportive, inclusive environment.

If you are interested in signing your child up for CYM, please register on the CCC website.

Cooperative Youth Ministry on Sunday (Rev. Susannah's final Sunday)

CYM youth will meet November 19 for ice skating and pizza.

Where: Down town Silver Spring, Ellsworth Plaza
When: Saturday, 4:00 - 7:00 PM: How Much: $20 per person

Meet at the ice rink. We will skate for a couple hours, and then walk over to MOD Pizza on Ellsworth drive for some food.

Please bring $20 to cover skating and food. Thanks for your flexibility. Hope to see you on Saturday.

Cooperative Youth Ministry Mission Trip Coming

Believe it or not, we are already planning our Summer Missions Trip. Mark your calendars now: June 25-July 1, 2017. Middle and High School students will travel to West Virginia to do housing repairs in Appalachia with the Potomac Highlands Fuller Center. The goal of the Potomac Highlands Fuller Center for Housing is to eliminate substandard and poverty housing in the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Homeowners work hand-in-hand with volunteers to build or renovate their homes, which they then pay for on terms they can afford, with no interest charged or profit made. This is charity with dignity and a program that creates decent homes, restores neighborhoods and revitalizes communities.

We will be asking students to commit and make a good faith deposit soon, so we can reserve our spot. Please talk it over, check your calendars, and start preparing for this great opportunity.

Adult Education

All are welcome to participate in the adult ed group that meets 9:30 each Sunday morning in the parlor.

No experience or long-term commitment necessary.

Previous Classes

Previous topics have included studying the books of Genesis, Exodus, John and Mark, exploring the Isaiah texts which inspired Handel's Messiah, taking a journey through the Psalms, participating in a DVD-based program called "Living the Questions", and using models such as the the African Bible study model to help church members explore their own spirituality.

For more information on adult Sunday School at TPPC, contact

Women's Circles Monthly Bible Study Continues

The women's circle/Bible study meets the second Saturday of the month, in the church parlor at 10:30 a.m. The theme of the lessons this year is "Come to the Waters". Please bring a dish to share for our potluck luck fellowship.


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