CHRISTIAN FORMATION

Children learn primarily by observing their elders - parents, teachers, and Sunday School teachers.  Our goal is to help support children and young people in their lives as Christians both by example and by age-appropriate lessons and activities undertaken with love, joy, respect and faith.

 

The Nursery 9:15 - 12:00

For our youngest Christians, we provide loving care with our nursery staff person who supervises our parent and youth volunteers.  The nursery is open every Sunday from 9:15 to 12:00 noon, for children between the ages of birth through three (3) years old.   
 

Pre-School and Elementary Ages 9:15 - 10:15

Guided by trained teachers, elementary children are introduced to Bible stories and other ways to become more knowledgeable in Christian faith and service.  Currently, the teachers are all using the Living the Good News curriculum.  A support team of other adults provides refreshments, assists in special projects and accompanies the classes on any field trips.
At our 3:30 p.m. Sudanese service, a single class for children is offered with Bible stories, crafts and snacks.

 

Youth 9:15 - 10:15

Father Winston will continue to lead our youth in the ALPHA program which is preparing them for confirmation.

Our youth also lead the team which participates in the Hunger Walk, they take Christmas Gifts to Emmaus House, give Valentine cards to residents at Rosemont Nursing Home, make hats for the Men’s Easter Bonnet Parade, have an overnight “lock in” during Spring break and enjoy an annual camp out at Stone Mountain Park, just down the street.

And on every 4th Sunday of the month, they lead our worship service except for what the priest has to do. Did we mention that our youth rock?  

 

FOR ADULTS 9:30 - 10:15

A weekly Bible Study class meets at 9:30 a.m. for a rich exchange of beliefs and ideas. Usually focused on a book of the Bible or a book about the Bible, all views are welcome.  It’s a lively crowd.

Starting September 8, 2019, Kathy and Fran Moyer will lead the adult class in a DVD presentation discussion format titled "The Parables of Jesus" in Upper Hensler.

From time to time, an additional class is offered after the 10:30 service. Recent topics included learning about the Episcopal Church, Howard Thurman’s "Jesus and the Disinherited", and ways of experiencing God in non-traditional ways.