The following Christian Education Activities are offered year-round and include classes appropriate for all age groups. Those interested in participating in the Fall 2017 Christian Formation classes, please scroll down to the online interest form!
Ages Under 4 — Nursery available during 10 a.m. Service on Sundays.
Ages 4 & older — Children’s Chapel is available during the 10 a.m. Service on Sundays (Children Rejoin Parents at Offertory)
Ages 4 – 18 — Sunday School 9 am – 9:45 a.m.
Children’s Sunday School – We offer two classes, one for K-2nd grade and another for 3rd-5th grade, using the Godly Play curriculum. The program follows a Montessori-based story-wondering-response model, followed by a prayer and feast that connects children to the Episcopal worship tradition.
Children’s Chapel – Children’s Chapel is provided for children four years of age and older. Children’s Chapel, located near the nursery, includes age-appropriate songs, prayers and lessons. These children are escorted back to the worship area in time to share Holy Communion with their parents and the rest of the adult congregation.
Youth Group: Wednesdays, 6:45 – 8:00 p.m. (During the school year)
Sunday School: 9 a.m. (During the school year)
The youth program, draws middle and high-schoolers on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings for fun, fellowship and spiritual development. Each year, they organize a Cardboard Village event to spend the night experiencing homelessness, and a Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper. Recent fun activities have included mission trip, canoeing, movies, bonfires and a Super Bowl party.
Adult Education Groups meet 9 & 11:15 am on Sundays and 6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays. Nursery care is provided on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights from 6:15 – 8:15 p.m. for children under elementary school age. Below is a list of typical offerings. You may also reference our calendar or contact the parish office.
Sunday Mornings 9 a.m. Starting Sept. 10
- Old Testament Studies: class offered to those whose interest lies in how the Old Testament impacts upon us today, in contemporary times.
- Forum Series: “The Greatest of These is Love: Fall in Love with Paul” -In this 6 week forum series, The Rev. Meghan Holland will be presenting Paul in 6 different ways. Have you always had a bit of a problem with Paul? Does something about Paul rub you the wrong way? Are you simply curious to hear more about the Epistles? This is the series for you. Come fall in love with Paul for the first time or all over again! Contiguous attendance is not necessary for the forum series. (DC Hall)
Sunday Mornings 11:15 a.m. Starting Sept. 10
- Book of Common Prayer and Me: Dr. Richard Gildrie continues his in-depth exploration of the Book of Common Prayer.
Wednesday Nights Starting Sept. 13
5:45 p.m. The Gathering: Greet your friends and neighbors in the name of the Lord! Come, get settled for a filling (physically and spiritually) evening!
6 p.m. Dinner – a catered supper is provided by members Jim Vickers and Brian Schafer. This food is NOT TO BE MISSED! A suggested donation of $5/person or $10/family however no one will be turned away!
- Book study led by Dr. Gildrie: “American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers and the Making of a Nation” by Jon Meacham.
- Salvation of Doctor Who: (September 13-October 4) This is a four week study with Mo. Meghan that draws on the long-running TV show and cult favorite Doctor Who to chart the intersection of faith and science. Participants in this study do not need to have seen an episode of Doctor Who. They don’t need to understand why the TARDIS is larger on the inside. And they don’t need to know what a Dalek looks like. All that being said, a viewing party may be arranged! The book, “The Salvation of Doctor Who: A small group study connecting Christ and culture” by Matt Rawle must be purchased before hand through the church or your favorite book seller. (Amazon has it listed for less than $12.) (Upper Level, Vestry Room)
- Mystery and Metaphor: (October 18th-November 29) The class, led by Michelle Blake, will explore the use of metaphor as we endeavor to understand and communicate our ideas about God, humanity’s (and our own) place in the universe, God’s love for the Creation and its members, and our participation in this intricate labyrinth of relationship.
7:45 p.m. – Compline: Wrap up the evening by reuniting as a family for Compline, the Episcopal version of “bedtime prayers.”
- Vacation Bible School: Community-wide themed week of education and fun organized and staffed by volunteers.
- Inquirers: Confirmation class held in the spring, both in preparation for confirmation or baptism and as a refresher course for anyone interested.