Godly Play – ages 3 – 5th grade

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Godly Play teaches children the art of using Christian language – parable, sacred story, silence and liturgical action – helping them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.  It is structured and each class follows a pattern: welcome, story time, “I wonder” questions and free reflection time. Every Sunday the kids hear a Bible story that is illustrated with wooden miniatures. After the story the kids are free to “wonder,” one of the most unique aspects of Godly Play is that we do not give the kids the answers, but the freedom to discover.

 

Youth Group – Journey to Adulthood

The Journey to Adulthood program structures the Sunday morning programs for youth ages 11 – 17 and is divided into 3 group; Rite 13, J2A and YAC.  In Rite-13, young people work on forming a Christian community of their peers that is supported by adults other than their parents. They learn about and recognize their individual, unique gifts.
11250918_10152816736987030_6426920500364952040_nThe J2A group is the next older group. This group’s focus is to build on the community they created in Rite-13, while learning and practicing skills for being successful and caring adults in the church and in the world. The culmination of learning and practicing all these skills is a spiritual pilgrimage that they plan, fundraise, and prepare to take at the end of the second year of the program.

Young Adults in Church (YAC) group is the oldest group. The group focuses on helping young adults further identify their gifts and passions, and where they can engage in ministries through the church.

 Adult Formation

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On Sundays at 10:15 AM, adults gather in the Parish Hall.  While the children and youth and learning, the adults of the parish engage in dynamic conversation around current events, different forms of bible study, or with an outside speaker.

We also offer 2 classes of EFM (Education for Ministry).  EfM is a 9 month curriculum for adults who want to learn about the Bible, Church History, and Theology. It is college level reading and discussion, and practical skill building around Christian identity and spiritual growth, while reflecting on the ways God is at work in the world around us.

We currently have two EfM groups going: Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 pm, and Thursday mornings from 9-noon.