Our hope is that Christian Formation for kids is not simply a collection of additional activities for already busy kids. Rather we see our program as vital spiritual nourishment for all our kids are doing and all that they are becoming.
Sunday Children’s Formation
During the school year, Children’s Formation is split into Chapel/Godly Play (during the 9:30 a.m. service) and Sunday School (10:45-11:50 a.m.).
The Chapel and Godly Play programs provide our youngest children (K4-3rd grade) an opportunity to explore the Bible imaginatively and learn about the purpose and rhythm of worship in the Episcopal Church.
Following the 9:30 service, we offer Sunday school classes for K-5th grade. We primarily use the Weaving God’s Promises, which combines Scripture-based lessons with the development of a mature and robust faith.
Thank you to our wonderful teachers & volunteers:
K4-K5 Godly Play: Barbara Larkin, Parent volunteers: Jean Bieszk, Robert Bardunias, Sarah Pitsoulakis, Joan King, Mike Giesecke, and Jen Willems
Chapel (1st-3rd): Susan Lovern, Drew Harmon, Sarah Streed, Anneliese Morell, Nicole Boemer, Lindsay Gardner, Jane Tomasi, Sarah Hatch, and Dan Brindley
*Please note: We are always in need of assistants to be present in classrooms and help make our Children’s Formation a safe and nurturing learning environment. Please contact Anna Harmon, Children’s Ministries Coordinator at email@example.com for questions and/or to volunteer your time! Thanks!
Other Formation Opportunities
There are special events for children and their families throughout the year, such as the Blessing of the Backpacks in September, the Christmas Eve pageant in December, Saturday food packs for The Gathering, “Community Formation Sundays” for all ages once a month, the Shrove Tuesday pancake brunch and Easter Egg hunt, as well as Vacation Bible School in the summer, and more!
Resources for families:
Moms’ Book Group meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the JT Room.
Families are invited to serve on May 12th from 4:45-6:30 p.m. at the All Peoples Church food program. Contact Anna or Lynne for more information.
Upcoming family nights in May, June, and July– details TBD.
Volunteer and serve with your young children: www.toammke.org