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

January 19 & 26: Dr. King's Birmingham Jeremiad with Rich Schwartz
In April, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. sat in a jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama, leader of a civil rights movement that appeared to be on the verge of collapse. Allowed a newspaper, he read a public appeal from moderate to liberal local clergymen begging him to disengage. His response, "Letter From Birmingham Jail," will be our focus on January 19 and 26.

Over two sessions we'll analyze the letter as amateur historians, as Americans, and as Christians. Master teacher Rich Schwartz is the author of The Prairies on Fire: Lincoln Debates Douglas, 1858. He teaches history at Whippany Park High School and is an active member of the Presbyterian Church in Morristown. Rich is also a member of the Undoing Racism Project between PCM and Rendell Presbyterian Church.

Learn More. View The Newsletter, Tower Tidings.

February 2, 9, 16 – "Emergence" with Tom Sheffield

According to Phyllis Tickle in The Great Emergence, the church is in the midst of monumental change.  Not unlike the Reformation, this time is one that will alter the course of the church for all time.  This course will explore a variety of ways this new church is emerging in our denomination, in congregational life, and as new leaders are called and prepared for ministry.  

Leading this course will be the Rev. Dr. Thomas Sheffield, Pastor Emeritus of the Morristown Church. Tom served at the church from 1973 to 2001 as assistant and associate pastor and then as pastor. In 2001 he was called to Presbytery Pastor of the Presbytery of Denver. His ministry there included visioning, planning and administering the presbytery, pastoral care for ministers and leaders, leadership of the Presbytery Council, consultation with congregations, diversity ministries, mission partnerships, new church development, formation of new worshiping communities, and the Partnership of Zimbabwe and Denver Presbyteries Committee. Tom retired from his position in 2017 and lives with his wife, Kathy, in Toms River, NJ. Over the years he has served on several committees and task-forces of the General Assembly and he currently serves as convener of the Presbyterian Church's Zambia Zimbabwe Mozambique USA Mission Network. He and Kathy have three wonderful grown daughters, three great sons-in-law, and five grandchildren.

February 2  "Emergence of a New Church"  Tom will offer insights on the new developments of  life and ministry in the Presbyterian Church.  Among them are new worshiping communities, a new global picture for the church, increasing diversity, and new possibilities for presbyteries.

February 9 "Emergence at the General Assembly"   This June the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church will meet in Baltimore, MD.  With the support of staff from the General Assembly we will hear about and discuss the emerging issues for our whole denomination.  Also leading will be Ruling Elders Sherry Guthrie and Linda Gaden, members of the church and former commissioners to the General Assembly.  

February 16 "Emergence of New Leaders"  Dr. Anne Stewart,  Vice-President for External Affairs of Princeton Theological Seminary, will present some of the current dynamics and new possibilities of theological education as leaders for the emerging church are prepared for a challenging future ministry.  

Dr. Stewart received her M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and the PhD in Old Testament from Emory University.  She has taught at Agnes Scott College and Candler School of Theology.  She is a minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA).  She is the author of Poetic Ethics in Proverbs which won the 2019 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise.  

Learn More. View The Newsletter, Tower Tidings.


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.
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Yoga

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

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

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.

Monday Club

An optional program for 4 year olds and is geared for families that would like a 5th day of school for their pre-k child. It runs from 9:00am-1:00pm all school year. This class prepares children for kindergarten with a focus on different topics than our regular curriculum. Creative learning is enhanced by group activities, stimulating themes, and field trips to local places in Morristown.

Youth & Young Adult

For students and young professionals who want to connect, grow, and honor God.

Director: Patrick Allred | pallred@pcmorristown.org

Committee Chair: Ken Clark | krclark11@aol.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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