Formation for Children and Youth
During our 2020 summer vacation from Sunday School, we are making plans for fall to resume Christian Formation for our children and youth, undoubtedly in a new format. Please see below for resources you can use at home and feel free to contact me if I can help in any way.
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Accessible online, we have Lesson Plans that Work, which is lectionary-based and supplied by the National Episcopal Church. The program offers an easy-to-follow menu. Select Easter Year A and choose between lessons for younger children and lessons for older children (elementary age). Each week offers an Old Testament and a New Testament lesson/activity in a brief format. You can modify it easily to fit your own family.
All-age discipleship resources and articles, particularly helpful for kids:
Our programs in "normal" times:
Children aged 3 to 7 are invited to participate in this 10:30 am service in the Children's Chapel, upstairs in the Parish Hall. Adapted from the order for Morning Prayer, this service contains age-appropriate lessons, activities, and music. Children are brought into the Sanctuary to join their parents during the announcements before Holy Communion. Children's Chapel is led by volunteers with assistance from parish youth.
Classes for children and youth meet from 9:30 to 10:15 am on the second floor of the Parish Hall during the school year. Children in preschool through 5th grade use a fun lectionary-based curriculum called WHiRL (for Welcome, Hear, Respond, and Launch). Its age-appropriate materials incorporate a brief animated video where characters model what it’s like for kids to go through the questions and challenges of living out their faith, with discussion and activities specific to each class to explore the theme of the week’s lectionary readings. It’s a lively pace that provides solid formation and fun. If you would like to learn more about the program, please visit their website.
For those not quite ready for preschool, we will use Frolic to guide them along their first steps of faith.
Older students participate in Youth Programs.
Children have the opportunity to participate in several music programs, as well.