Forming Lives

Classes and Groups where we explore our faith through conversation, dialogue and sharing.

Middle/High School Youth Groups – Under Construction

Godly Play (ages 6 & up)  is offered at 10:30 a.m. on the 2nd-4th (or 5th) Sundays of the month.  Children are invited to learn the stories of our faith and of Jesus through classes that incorporate Godly Play and other formats designed to encourage their imaginations.  Children gather in the Yellow Room at 10:30 a.m. and join their families during the sign of peace.

Children’s Chapel (ages 6 & up) is offered every 1st Sunday of the Month during the 10:30 mass.  Children are sent forth from Mass prior to the 1st reading to the Yellow Room. They hear the Gospel proclaimed, share in a sermon that is age-appropriate, sing songs, and offer prayers. They return to their families during the sign of peace.

Seasonal Family Gatherings take place during liturgical seasons or close to important feast days.  They include lunch, prayer, story, song, and a craft that enables the family to have a conversation about faith and take something home to remind them of the season/feast taking place in the church.

Christian Formation: Adults and older youth are invited to formation each Sunday.  The class meets downstairs in the parish hall from 9:15am to 10:15am.  Format is a lively variety of videos, book studies, theological discussion and special topics determined on a regular basis by input from those attending.

Seasonal Classes: Evening classes on specific topics are offered on a periodic basis.  Past classes have included Via Media (an exploration of the Anglican/Episcopal Church geared for long-term Episcopalians and Newcomers), a  Lenten class on Gender and the Nicene Creed, and an Advent class looking at faith, ecology and ethics.  Leader:  the rector and various other congregation members.

Classes for Baptismal, Reception and Confirmation Preparation: Available on an as-needed basis and taught by the rector.  We also lift up and celebrate these preparation periods through special blessings during our main Sunday Service.

Acolytes: Under Construction

For contact info for any of these leaders, please call the church office at 541.686.8462.