Spiritual formation is the lifelong process through which we meet God and grow: in relationships, individually and as a community, in body, mind and spirit in order that the Kingdom of God is manifest.
As children, we learn the stories of the people of our faith and our tradition, we learn to live out the Baptismal Covenant, and we learn how to express our unique calling as followers of Jesus Christ. As adults, we continue to learn, examine our faith and our tradition, apply it to our own lives and become better able to articulate it to others.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Elementary Class: We provide Christian Education for elementary-age children (K-5) during the 9:30 church service. Children are invited to sit with their parents through the first hymn and opening prayer. The children will be dismissed to their class and will return to the church in time for communion. The elementary children will remain in church on the 4th Sunday of each month when Rev. Carol will have a special children’s service.
Toddler Class: For children younger than kindergarten age. Parents should bring the toddlers downstairs to the classroom before the worship service begins. The children will be brought upstairs just before communion.
Teachers rotate on a monthly basis to provide a “fresh face” to the curriculum. We use a wide range of materials for our class. The core this year is a weekly Children’s Bulletin, which covers the same readings that the adults are hearing in the church service. This is supplemented by arts and crafts projects that celebrate the liturgical year, and additional ideas provided by the instructors.
ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Bible-Book study: “Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus” begins Wednesday November 7th at 6:30pm (immediately following Evening Prayer). Join us as we examine some of Jesus’ most important teaching in light of their Jewish context. The book is written by author and scholar Lois Tverberg.
A Bible study group will resume in January at 10 am on Wednesday mornings. This is a rich and thoughtful discussion group. People are encouraged to ask their questions and together we explore the possible answers.