Congregational Church of Tryon Christian Ed classes to start Feb. 5

Published 10:00 pm Friday, January 27, 2017

Congregational Church of Tryon Christian education class dates are Feb. 5, March 5, April 2 and May 7 from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Feb. 5 will be the launch of the new program for spring. Those interested in attending classes should call the church’s Christian education director, Lindsay Lewis, at 828-859-9414 as soon as possible.


Both the Kindergarten – 3rd grade class, led by Carolyne Rostick, and the 4th – 6th grade class, led by Linda Haynes, will be using a new curriculum called Deep Blue Kids. This is a comprehensive Bible study program based on the award-winning Deep Blue Kids Bible.   Deep Blue is a program for children which includes adventure, exciting stories, science experiments, arts and crafts, animated video storytelling, and active games—all combined into a living-faith experience that will help children discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ today.

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The youth group will be for grades 7 – 12. The focus of the classes for the spring will be a Generation Why curriculum titled “Keeping the Garden” which is an exploration of a faith response to environmental issues. Dr. Bill Boone will be leading the class. Dr. Boone has a background as a biologist. The Generation Why curriculum uses faith and Bible references to explore answers to the world’s tough questions.


Turning points: Life changing scripture. Dates: four sessions, Feb. 5, March 5, April 2 and May 7, also from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Linda Eiserloh will be leading an exploration and discussion on Bible passages that have sparked a change in her own life, as well as the lives of others.

Each week the class will focus on a different passage and reflect on how it can speak to daily life. Bibles will be provided for use during class or bring your own. Eiserloh has 40 years of experience as a clinical social worker, specializing in individual and family therapy. She has also studied and facilitated prayer ministry for emotional and physical healing.

The Congregational Church of Tryon (UCC) is located at 210 Melrose Avenue in Tryon. For more information, call 828-859-9414, visit or visit their Facebook page.

– article submitted by Lindsay Lewis and Ellen Harvey Zipf