- Category: Children's Programs
- Last Updated: Wednesday, 02 August 2017 15:02
Contact: Kathleen Voss, Director of Children's Ministries
Sundays, 9:30 - 10:15 AM - September 10, 2017, through May 20, 2017.
Sunday School does not occur on the following dates during the 2017-2018 school year: October 1, November 5 & 26, December 24 & 31, February 18, March 25 and April 1.
Pre-K - 5th Grade classes meet in the Sunday School Wing downstairs. We use Weaving God’s Promises as our primary curriculum. This three-year program covers the basic Bible stories every Christian should know; along with church history, seasons of the church year, Episcopal Church traditions, and the sacraments of Baptism and the Holy Eucharist. It helps children practice their faith in prayer and action.
Each lesson is presented in an age appropriate way so your child leaves class with the whole story. Children will hear messages from the Old and New Testament.
Each lesson includes a question and answer session to help clarify and draw from the children what they learned from the story. The parents’ job is important. We hope that you take the time to let your child share their journey with you! What they learn as children they will hold in their hearts and draw from what they remember when they are adults.
Our dedicated teachers and staff are grateful for the opportunity to lead your children in this journey as we learn to weave God’s promises into our lives
Each child is unique, each class is different. They are a “work in progress” and the reward will be due to your support and prayers!
Middle School Class (Grades 6-8th) - meets in the Youth Room upstairs
Our Middle School children follow a curriculum similar to "Rite 13", which is a liturgical rite of passage, loosely based on the bar/bat mitzvah tradition. This program assists young people as they begin to take the first steps of independence from their families into their own lives. During these three years, the community acknowledges the gift of gender, celebrates the amazing creative power and potential of these young people, and creates a safe haven in which to explore new ideas, new interests and new abilities. With Jesus as our model, we seek to examine and strengthen all aspects of our human experience.
We recognize these young people moving up to our Youth Program and possibly Confirmation with a celebration at the end of their eighth grade year.
The Episcopal Church recognizes Confirmation as the sealing of the covenant created by Baptism. At St. Peter's Church, after completeion of the annual Confirmation class, young people may be confirmed when they are 16 years or older.
This ministry runs on volunteer effort. Please be on the “look-out” for opportunities to share in your child’s Christian education. Sunday School Teachers & Aides, Vacation Bible School Teachers and Guides are just a few of the areas that require helping hands and big hearts! Any time that you are able to give is invaluable. Training is provided.
- To teach children how God’s promises of salvation are woven into our lives.
- To teach children the way of Christ, not only in the church but also in the world as Christ’s ambassadors.
- To give children a solid grounding for future youth formation programs which then prepares them for Christian adulthood.
- To foster the spiritual formation and growth of our children in Christ’s love and mercy and to teach the spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation.
In case of Inclement Weather: The need to cancel formation on Sunday Monring will be determined the Saturday evening before , by 10PM. We will send out a notification email to Sunday School parents or you can check our website www.stpetes.net .