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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION FOR ALL AGES

*DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC -- our Christian education opportunities are currently remote/online. 

For Children & Youth:  Godly Play for children age 3 to 5th grade is available at 10am on Sundays via zoom. Youth Bible Study for middle school and high school youth is available at 1pm on Sundays via zoom.  Please email   to learn more and join these online gatherings.

For Adults:  The Rector's Bible Study is being done online via YouTube teaching videos and zoom meetings - please email for information and to sign up.  We're excited to welcome Dr. Garwood Anderson as a guest speaker on Sunday, December 13. We also have a Book Group which meets for fellowship and discussion of James Smith's On the Road with St. Augustine.  Email  to join our book group. 

The following descriptions pertain to our normal circumstances.

Education for Adults: The Rector's Bible Study

Who: Adults       When: Sundays, 9:30am-10:15am      Where: Parish Hall     Questions:

Join us for a time of study and discussion, ranging from regular study of books of the Bible, to theology, history, and Christian living. This year the rector is leading a seminary style set of courses. The first, from the fall of 2019, was called Defining the Faith, an exploration of the basic doctrines of the Christian faith.  This fall the class is Defending the Faith, which is intended to explore the historical claims of the Christian faith and defend those claims based on a reasonable assessment of historical data. This will be accomplished by exploring the reliability of the New Testament manuscripts, surveying the archaeological data related to the New Testament period, and examining the historicity of the bodily Resurrection of Jesus. There will be some light homework and some in-class assignments. 

To view and download the course syllabus click here.

Education for Adults: Lectionary Discussion Class

Who: Adults     When: Sundays, 9:30am-10:15am      Where: Church Office

Every Sunday at 9:30am in the Main Office, join us for a discussion of the Scripture readings for the worship service that day. Click here to access the online Lectionary to find the readings that will be studied.

Education for Children Age 3 to 3rd Grade: Godly Play

Who: Kids age 3 & potty-trained to 3rd Grade      When: Sundays, 9:30am-10:15am     

Where: Godly Play room in the Lower Level Hallway     Questions:

Godly Play is a Montessori-style approach to Christian formation.  It involves tactile learning and sets and encourages children to use their imagination as they encounter Biblical stories.  Our program year roughly reflects the school year, September - May with a short Christmas break.

Education for Grades 4-5: What's Up

Who: Youth Grades 6-8       When: Sundays, 9:30am-10:15am     Where: Lower Level / Education Wing / Classroom 4   

 Questions:

Our What's Up class for kids in grades 4 and 5 is a transition between Godly Play and our youth Bible studies.  In What's Up the kids learn to navigate an actual copy of the Bible.  They learn the different parts of the Bible and the Biblical books.  They also work through different foundational aspects of the Christian faith - the Lord's Prayer, the Ten Commandments, and the Nicene Creed. Our program year roughly reflects the school year, September - May with a short Christmas break.

Education for Grades 6-8: Middle School Bible Study

Who: Youth Grades 6-8     When: Sundays, 9:30am-10:15am      Where: Lower Level / Education Wing / Classroom 5

Questions:

Our Middle School youth gather every Sunday in the lower level education wing for a Bible Study led by a rotation of parents and the Rev. Dr. Cal Lane.  Our focus is an immersion in the narrative of scripture.  We use the Essential 100 series to establish a large story-oriented vision of the Bible. Our program year roughly reflects the school year, September - May with a short Christmas break.

Education for Grades 9-12: High School Bible Study

Who: Youth Grades 9-12     When: Sundays, 9:30am-10:15am      Where: Lower Level / Education Wing / Classroom 6

Questions:

Our High School youth gather every Sunday in the lower level level education wing for a Bible Study led by a rotation of parents and the Rev. Dr. Cal Lane.  Our focus is an immersion in the narrative of scripture.  We use the Essential 100 series to establish a large story-oriented vision of the Bible. Our program year roughly reflects the school year, September - May with a short Christmas break.

Book Group

This group gathers for discussion and fellowship (currently over zoom).  Currently, they are reading James K. A Smith's On the Road with St. Augustine: A Real World Spirituality for Restless Hearts.  Email  for more information.