Christian Education

On Sunday mornings we are blessed to have many Christian Education offerings for all ages. These classes and groups are run by dedicated volunteers devoted to the spiritual growth and development of all participants. Each opportunity is outline below.

 


Godly Play

3k-5k meets upstairs in the new building,  9:30am-11am

1st-4th grade meets upstairs in Rose Community building, 9:30-10:20am

IMG_1842This Montessori-based approach to Christian formation invites children to wonder together in a safe, nurturing community.
Each week, teachers present a sacred story, a parable, or a story about the liturgical life of the church.  The children then have a chance to choose their work for the day – drawing, building, playing with the stories themselves.   Lindsay Powers leads a team of teachers that includes Kim Lassiter, Kathy Whicker, Cindy Wilson, Katie Jones, Julia Harris, Lucy Jones, and Frances Knight.

For our littlest children, Godly Play overlaps with the 10:30 worship service.  At 11am, kids can be picked up outside the Godly Play room or They will be brought into church to join you for the remainder of worship.  For 1st-4th graders, Godly Play ends at 10:20am so that children can join their parents for worship or serve as acolytes.

 

 

Junior High Sunday school

Grades 5 – 8

Meets upstairs in the new building  9:30-10:20am

Emily Riser leads our kids through a great new curriculum called Connect, which encourages theological wrestling with familiar biblical stories.  A two-year curriculum, this year we will focus on the Old Testament, discussing issues of creation, fall, promise, covenant, liberation, and more.

 

High School Sunday school

Grades 9-12

Meets in youth room  9:30am-10:20am

Charlie Swayze and Harris Powers lead this casual opportunity to talk about what’s going on at school and in our lives, share the importance of faith to us, and wrestle with challenges of living a Christian life.

 

Adult forum

All adults

Meets in Parish Hall  9:30am-10:15am

On Sunday mornings, our Adult Forum meets to participate in a rotating series of offerings. Our first Adult Forum series will begin August 15th with the program, My Life as a Parable, where members of our church family share a bit of their story, how their faith and grown and changed, and how they’ve known and found God over the years. On September 11th, the Rev. Peter Gray will begin a 7-week Enquirers’ Class for those interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church, it’s faith, worship, and history.  This class serves as the preparation for those interested in formally joining the church.  Also on September 11th, Katie Jones and Sloane Fair will begin a women’s book study.