Christian Formation

9:00 Sunday Morning
(Starting Back September 2021)

The Blessing of Returning Students

Christian Formation is a life-long journey that begins early for our children. Adult volunteers provide a nurturing environment for all elementary age children who attend St. Simon & St. Jude.

Our goals are to:

  • Create a safe space for children - a place where their ideas, opinions and gifts are respected.
  • Learn about the core stories of the Bible and how God acts in the world.
  • Encourage the children to experience the stories though hands on experiences that bring the stories to life and relate the stories to their personal experiences.
  • Help children become more fully aware of God’s presence in their lives.

We use an Episcopal Church based curriculum, Weaving God’s Promises for Children. Along with Bible stories, the children learn about the major prophets and saints. Major holy days of the liturgical year take on more meaning as the children learn more about our church customs and become active participants in our Sunday church services. The children also become actively involved in outreach projects for our church community as well as the larger community around us.