Sunday Faith Formation

Sunday School
From mid-September through mid-May, children 18 years and younger are welcome to our Sunday School which takes place from 9:30am-10:30am (which is between services).

2017-2018 School Year:
Godly Play– Children age 3 through first grade are invited to attend Godly Play. This program, led by Karen Hahn, introduces young children to the Bible and prayer. Storytelling, art, music and of course play are used to build a strong foundation of faith. The fall curriculum focuses on the great stories found in the Books of Genesis and Exodus. Godly Play is located on the second floor in the “Upper Room.”

Growing with God– Children in second grade and beyond are welcome to join the Deep Blue Kids. Deep Blue is a Christian formation curriculum created for small groups of mixed ages. The fall units focus on service to God and others, and is particularly relevant in the aftermath of hurricane Harvey. The group will study the Old Testament to learn how Samuel, David and Solomon served God and his people. This group meets in the Children’s Choir classroom on the second floor. Kathy Kerber is the group leader.

Adult Christian Formation
Sunday morning adult Christian Formation class nurtures relationships with God and each other.  The class typically takes place from fall to spring at 9:30am and lasts for 45 minutes. Class does not meet in the summer. Class is between Sunday services so people can stay after the first service or come early before the second service.

There is a wealth of knowledge that can deepen our faith and enrich our spiritual lives – Scripture, theology, church history, and learning to share with others about how we experience God in our lives and how to serve others more effectively.

Please join us for Scripture study, reflections on spirituality, and lively conversations about issues in our Christian life! The program of adult formation has something for everyone: weekly Gospel studies, how we live out our baptismal vows, discussions of the Episcopal Church, and explorations of Christian spiritual practices.

Please stop in and enjoy a cup of coffee and fellowship. Weekly attendance is not required but encouraged.

For 2017-2018:
Insights from a pioneering leader in world religion, on the intersections of the sacred & the secular.

“As Christians—indeed as people of faith of any tradition—we are called to tend to the needs of the least among us. Our response to them must be the response of faith. God gives us a new heart to do this work, and every time we gather to do it, God offers a pacemaker jolt to tweak our heart’s rhythm. The challenge is this: will our hearts respond with a strengthened beat, in tune with God’s own heartbeat, sending more life out into the world?”
—from the Introduction

Explore our connections—as human beings with each other, as one nation with all other nations, as the human species with the whole of our environment—through the lens of faith.

Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, examines these connections as she looks at the intersections of faith with the major issues of our day.

How does faith speak to poverty, climate change, the economy, health care, and what is the faith response?

How can believers from many faith traditions find common ground while honoring the Divine, serving one another, and creating deeper community?

How do we best use the resources of faith to connect us to the hearts of our neighbors and to the heart of God?