Adult Christian Education

For those seeking a deeper understanding of relevant issues from today and yester-year.

Director: Alexandra Mead | amead@pcmorristown.org
Committee Chair: Steve Hess | sjhess91@gmail.com

Virtual Sunday Morning Seminar

Select Sundays from 9-10 AM

Next Seminar: TBA 

 

Last Seminar: Sunday, May 23

Rev. Paula Cooper, Mission Co-Worker in Malawi, Kenya, Rwanda and Zambia and PC(USA) regional liaison for East Central Africa.

As regional liaison for East Central Africa, Paula facilitates PC(USA) relationships with partner churches and institutions in Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda and Zambia, where the church is growing rapidly and pastoral training and leadership development are of major concern. Paula provides support for PC(USA) mission personnel and Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs) in the region. She assists PC(USA) congregations and presbyteries to promote healthy partnerships with our Christian brothers and sisters in East Africa. Despite minimal budgets, the PC(USA) partners in East Central Africa are thriving denominations with over 7 million members - that's far larger than the American membership of our church!

These African churches work hand in hand with national governments to address issues of poverty and disease and improve quality of life through the hundreds of schools they support; the hospitals and clinics they maintain; and the micro-enterprise and agricultural programs they implement. All of the churches struggle to find funds to send students to theological institutions, and pastors — traveling by bicycle — are challenged with congregations consisting of prayer houses in multiple geographic locations. Responsibility for preaching and visitation often falls to laity.

When Paula Cooper entered Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (PTS) in 2006 at the age of 50, she didn’t fit the profile of the typical matriculating student. Paula’s decades of life experience that had brought her to this stage of her journey had also endowed her with a unique perspective on what it means to follow God and serve alongside her brothers and sisters in Christ.

Paula served in a variety of ministries in her home church, Holy Trinity-Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia — as ruling elder, youth director, Christian education chairperson and worship committee chairperson, among others. She also worked in the “urban mission field” of the Logan community of Philadelphia as the executive director of Youth Projects and as a community organizer for Logan Olney Family Support Services. Paula’s work in Philadelphia prepared her for mission work in Africa with its focus on relationship-building and listening to community stakeholders’ voices.

In her work as regional liaison for East Central Africa, Paula emphasizes the necessity of “collaboration between God’s people and their gifts for ministry.” She strives to support and equip fellow mission co-workers, international partners and U.S. congregations as they “educate and galvanize church members in addressing issues that interfere with God’s desire for people ‘to have life and have it more abundantly.’”

Paula received her Bachelor of Arts at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, and her Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. In addition to her work in mission, she was a hospice chaplain, and from 2014 to 2017, she served as designated pastor of Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Missouri.


Check out recordings of selected past classes!


Presbyterian Church Nursery School (PCNS)

Director: Jeanne Mueller | jmueller@pcmorristown.org

Committee Chair: Vicky Willson | vickywillson@mac.com

Phone: (973) 540-1114

Website: pcnsmorristown.org

Programs & Events

PCNS

The primary goal of our Nursery is to serve children and families by offering a nurturing and stimulating atmosphere for young children. We offer the children an opportunity for emotional, physical, intellectual, social and spiritual development in a Christian environment.
We accept ages 2.5 to 5 years.
Click Here to visit the PCNS website

Yoga - Currently On Hold

New this school year, an after school class sponsored by Little Hearts Yoga for 4 year olds that helps build self-esteem, focus and self-confidence in our young students. Children learn various poses and techniques to help build healthy minds and bodies.

Art - Currently On Hold

An after school class sponsored by Wee Little Arts for 3 and 4 year olds. Wee Little Arts develops fine motor skills, self-expression, self-confidence and focus for young artists.

Educational Garden - Currently On Hold

A program sponsored by Grow It Green Morristown geared for 4 year olds. Children stay after school on Wednesdays to learn about gardening, healthy nutritional choices and environmental science.

Lunch Bunch

An optional program for 2 and 3 year olds to extend their day at school until 1:00. From 11:30 to 1:00, children eat lunch with their peers, play outside and have additional story time and group play.

Youth & Young Adult

A listing of programs for students and young professionals to connect and grow in Christ.

Director: Patrick Allred | pallred@pcmorristown.org

Committee Chair: Wayne Rush | wrush1@gmail.com

Programs & Events:

  • Acolyte Training
  • Children’s Choir
  • Chili Cook Off Fundraiser
  • College Care Packages
  • Confirmation
  • High School Youth Group 
  • Johnsonburg Retreat
  • PCUSA Triennium Youth Conference
  • Ringers on the Green
  • RISE Mission Trip for High School Students
  • Sunday School
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Weekly Middle & High School Youth Meetings
  • Young Professionals Weekly Bible Study
  • Youth Works Mission Trip for Middle School Students

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