Children & Youth Faith Formation beginning on September 9, 2018
Wednesday 10am Eucharist
We will gather for our Wednesday Eucharist, beginning next week September 12 at 10am and will start the following week with Brene Brown's "Rising Strong" for exploring the path of the wholehearted living. Rising Strong is largely a book about story, which is how we understand our relationship with God. She writes “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we’ll ever do.” Together, we will explore the faith connections of boldly living out our stories through loving ours elves as Christ loves us. Don't worry if you haven't read her other books, this book stand firmly on it's own. You can talk to Rev Kathy to learn more about eh book and everyone is invited to take part in this conversation - even if you haven't read the book yet.
Godly Play (preschool-2nd grade)
Godly Play (preschool - 2nd grade) begins at 10:25 Sundays. Children should be checked at the Godly Play classroom, adjacent to the parish hall, by 10:25am.
Godly Play is not simply a Sunday school curriculum. It is an open approach that works through the community of children to give each child the tools they need to identify, name, and understand their individual religious experiences. The philosophy understands that all children have had some experience of the mystery of God but may lack the language, permission, and understanding to integrate their spirituality into the fabric of their lives. Godly Play teaches children the art of using religious language (parable, sacred story, liturgical action, silence, gestures, and so much more) to help interpret what happens in their daily lives.
"Rotation" for our children (age 3rd- 5th grade)
Faith Formation is offered during the second service beginning at 10:25am from September through June. Parents should check their children in at the Faith Formation classrooms, adjacent to the Parish Hall. The children will then join their families at the worship service to share in the Eucharist together.
Our Faith Formation “Rotation”
The Bible is an exciting book that can take us on an amazing adventure and this year our Faith Formation classes will be strapping in for the adventure of a life time. Our class will view the Bible stories through a rotational program that will take them through each story three times, each time in a very different way. We will explore the stories through art, science, drama, cooking, music and games.
Middle School Youth Group (6th-8th grades)
Middle School Youth Group will meet on the the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month beginning at 10:25am and will join their families at the Passing of the Peace. During this time they will be using the Spark: Re:Form - Core curriculum. This is a program of lessons that tackle questions about the Bible, creed, disciples, Jesus and other beliefs and hot topics. This is a video based curriculum that gives youth the tools for critical thinking, faith reflection and discovery.
High School Youth Group (9th-12th grades)
High School Youth Group will also meet on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month beginning at 10:25am and will join their families at the Passing of the Peace.
If you have any questions about Faith Formation or Youth Group please contact Holly McNeal at 734-497-8222 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Women's Bible Study
A year round on going bible study for women exploring different approaches to the bible and our faith. Every Tuesday morning at 9:45am in the Parish Hall. For more information, contact Brienne Schaefer, 703-851-8229 or Ruth Weber, 401-239-9652.