Opportunities for learning and growing in faith are offered for all ages. During his ministry Jesus healed the sick, fed the hungry and opened wide the door of welcome into his presence. But he also TAUGHT. He interpreted the scriptures; he gave us a way to live and a path to follow. Through compassion and service, he taught by example. Through the sacraments of Holy Communion and Baptism he taught us about the gift of community, the blessings of grace and forgiveness, the hope of new life, renewed life and eternal life. He taught us the power and mystery of God’s love.
Let’s start with the children. Each Sunday morning when it is time for the announcement for Sunday School students and teachers to depart for their classes we see eager, smiling faces as the young folks hurry down the aisle, so excited to get to Sunday School!
It is our hope any young people enrolled in our Sunday School are building a solid faith foundation for life. We want to help them discover and use the gifts God has given them. We wish to teach them that in matters of faith, actions and words and behaviors have consequences. We want them to know that they are never alone, that the God who made them loves them very much and is present with us, even now, even today through the Holy Spirit. We want them to know something about this Jesus of Nazareth, the words he said, the life he led, the lessons he taught.
Our children’s Christian Education program is organized for traditional graded classrooms where the lessons are biblically based. Throughout the year there are opportunities for the children to join the rest of the church in participating in mission projects where we serve those in need.
In September 2015 we begin a new curriculum called “Deep Blue.”