One Sunday during Lent the Church School children make pretzels for Coffee Hour learn about the history of the pretzel and see the recipe we use.
Ministries overseen by the Christian Education commission include:
Each of All Saints' Christian Education ministries follows the Safe Church Policy .
If you would like your child to attend Children's Church School at All Saints', please complete the online regististration form.
All Saints' Church offers a Christian Education program for children each Sunday from 9:45 AM until 10:45 AM (or the exchange of Peace in the service). The Lower Church School serves children in grades pre-K to 6. For our 2012-2013 program year, classes will be held on all Sundays except November 25 (Thanksgiving weekend), December 30 (Sunday after Christmas), March 31 (Easter), and May 26 (Memorial Day weekend). Classes begin fifteen minutes before the 10:00 AM service and end when The Peace is exchanged. At that time, children will join their parents for the remainder of the service. Our first day of Church School will be Sunday, September 9th. Our last day will be Sunday, June 16th. Students are divided into two classes, with two distinct curricula:
This program is for children aged 3 - Grade 2, our youngest students. The Godly Play curriculum, developed by Episcopal priest Jerome Berryman, is based on the assumption that all children have an innate knowledge of God. What they lack is the language to express that knowledge. In our Godly Play Classroom, we will present the sacred stories, parables, and liturgical actions of our Christian faith as a means to wonder about all things sacred. Godly Play is very hands-on and sensory-driven, which works well with our youngest members!
This lively group of third through sixth graders meets Sunday mornings to consider the ways in which the stories of our faith connect us, weaving us together as members of God’s family. The curriculum we are using is called Weaving God’s Promises. We’ll explore stories from the bible and connect those stories to our own faith journey as well as to our world today. Through interactive learning, creative movement and crafts, music and video elements, and special projects throughout the church school year The Weavers will have a full and exciting church school year. Weaving God’s Promises features an Episcopal Thread which explores aspects of our Episcopal faith with each lesson; we’ll be sharing those lessons with all our Weavers, young and old each week as we deepen our understanding together.
For more information or to become involved please contact the Childrens Christian Education Director.
The All Saints' Youth Group is open to all youth, both members of All Saints and non-members, in Senior High School who want to learn about experience the love of Christ through activities, service projects, discussions, games, prayer and worship. The group usually meets every other week on Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The Youth Group membership is about 20 youth.
The highlights of this past year included:
For more information, please contact our Youth Group Director.
For many of the past summers All Saints has had remarkable success in keeping the youth of the parish enthusiastic about coming to church on Sundays to participate in the Summer Mystery Club. Check out the Summer Mystery Club Web site.
This ministry, primarily directed by the Associate to the Rector, is defined as the parish's ministry for the education, formation, spiritual development and empowerment of parish adults. Adult formation has included small groups with various focuses, as well as programs and classes. This ministry has targeted ways that we, as individuals and as a congregation, are nurtured in our spiritual journeys, particularly through spiritual life and contemplative practice.
In 2005 this parish plans on engage in the process laid out in Alice Mann’s Raising the Roof: The Pastoral-to-Program Size Transition. As we engage in deliberate conversation about who we are and how we are in relationship with God, one another, and our neighbors, we will be able to identify and preserve what we treasure about this community, while deepening and growing in our Christian mission and faithfulness to God’s call to us.
Adult Formation at All Saints’ continues to flourish and grow: