Christian Education for All of Us

To grow and deepen our faith, Advent will offer a great variety of Christian Education programs for all ages starting in just a few weeks.  Make a commitment to deepening your faith and strengthening your relationships with God and each other by participating in Advent’s Christian Education program.  Invest a little time and you will reap the benefits.

Family Sunday School – Picture this:  A big circle of children and teens with their parent or grandparents or godparents along with other adult parishioners listening to one of our sacred stories and wondering about its meaning.  Then picture the children and some of the adults responding artistically to what the sacred story has touched in their hearts.  And picture the teens and adults talking together about what the sacred story has stirred in their souls.  Then picture these families continuing their conversations about God at their dinner table or in the car, strengthening their relationships with God and each other.  This is our vision for Family Sunday School using the Godly Play curriculum.  Please plan on joining in and experiencing faith formation as a family starting on September 15th at 9:15.  Contact Lori Lang with questions.

Sunday School 3rd-5th Graders—The 3rd-5th grade children will continue to learn about God’s love for them through the major stories and events in the Bible using the Living the Good News curriculum.   They will further develop their faith by becoming familiar with the books of the Bible and engaging in games and activities that promote friendship and fun starting on September 15th at 9:15.  Contact Trish James or Michele Pepe with questions.

Youth Program has two components—confirmation preparation and youth group.  The mission is Being, Belonging, Becoming: being who I am; belonging to a faith community; becoming who God is calling me to be. 

Confirmation Preparation—This is an important time in the spiritual life of a young person.  Middle school age young people will prepare to confirm their baptismal covenant by exploring what it means to be a Christian and an Episcopalian.  Starting September 22nd at 6 pm for middle school age young people and meeting two Sunday evenings a month; parent meeting on August 27th.  Contact Meredith Jankov with questions.

Study Break Youth Group—Fellowship and fun for high school teens from Advent and St. Michael’s.  Join the study break group two Sunday evenings a month for activities and field trips starting on September 22nd at 6 pm.  Contact Meredith Jankov with questions.

Adult Forum:  The first adult forum of the program year is The Journey Continues:  Finding Joy Amidst Life’s Struggles.  Pastor Daniel Nicewonger of First Baptist Church of Kennett Square and his wife Nancy will come to Advent to share with honesty and vulnerability their journey following his diagnosis of stage IV colon cancer.  Wednesday, August 21st   7 pm   St. Jude room.   

Information on the rest of the fall adult programs will be published in a few weeks.  Watch for details on Science & Theology, Estate Planning, On Being Discussion Group, and bible study opportunities. 

Faithfully,

Kim Hoeschel