Christian Formation for Children

Christian formation for children at church takes place in at least three places: worship, education, and ongoing interpersonal relationships with mentors and peers.

The congregation awaits the start of the Christmas Pageant in the Parish Hall, 12/18/16.

Worship

Children attend worship with their families at either the 8:00am service or the 10:30 choral communion service. Read about children and communion in the Episcopal tradition here.

Secrets of a Pew Whisperer: Let the Children Pick the Seat

Children are also welcome and encouraged to attend worship at the special services throughout the year, particularly around the major feast days of the church.

In addition, children may go deeper by helping to lead worship.  Beginning at age 11, children may become acolytes, crucifers, scripture readers, and so forth. Read more about Worship Ministries here.

Personal Relationships

There is no better way to learn to be a Christian than to be in relationship with other, mature Christians. Parents are, of course, their children's biggest role models when it comes to religious education. But clergy, Sunday School teachers, youth mentors, and other adults they encounter at church are also influential. And building connections with peers who also strive to live as Jesus taught means so much to kids, especially in the modern world.

Sunday School (September-May)

St. Luke’s Welcomes Liz Richardson as our new Sunday School and Youth Group Coordinator

We are delighted to announce that Liz Richardson has been hired as St. Luke’s Sunday School coordinator. You can reach her at children@stlukesfc.org .

Christian Formation

Our Christian Formation experience during the school year includes programs for Pre-K through 5th grade. Children attend Sunday School beginning at 10:15 and then join their families in the service after the sermon. Follow the signs to the south end of the building (the education wing), where we have special curricula for each age group.

Youth Group for Grades 6-9: See the Youth page.

NEW--Youth Sunday!

The first Sunday of every month is YOUTH SUNDAY! Sunday School classes will meet together at 10:15  for combined events at the beginning of each month. At the 10:30 service, the St. Luke’s Children’s Choir will perform during the offertory, and youth ages 6th grade or older will do the readings for the day!

Contact Liz Richardson at children@stlukesfc.org to get your child signed up to be a reader or to ask about more ways to contribute.

Classes

PreK-2nd Grade

Children will enjoy a brief simplified version of bible stories, and then play games and do crafts relating to the story to help them understand and relate to what they are learning. They will learn about the church seasons, bible stories, feast days, and more!

3rd Grade-5th Grade

Students will read the gospel or a lesson from the Bible each week and discuss what it means to them, how they can relate to it, and have games or crafts pertaining to the lesson. They will also experience the changing of the church seasons, celebrating feast days, the gospel, and more!

 Older students or siblings are welcome to come along and be an assistant if they would like to!