Christian Formation at St. Peter's

At St. Peter's we offer educational opportunities for people of all ages to learn about the Bible, Christian beliefs and spiritual practices. We wrestle with tough questions and know we don't have all the answers. Christian Education at St. Peter's happens not only in formal classrooms but through all we do together. (Most classes are on Sundays at 9 a.m. September through May.)


Classes resume September 11, 2016 at 9:00am.


Click here for the 2016-2017 Christian Formation Schedule

Godly Play Children ages 4 thru 6th grade

Godly Play™ is a method of Christian education and spiritual direction for children which uses storytelling and play to help them become more aware of God’s presence in their lives. The goal of Godly Play is to teach children the art of using religious language – parable, sacred story, silence, and liturgical action – to help them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.


Children are invited into a peaceful room, where adults model reflective behavior and where lessons can be explored. Religious stories are shared with the children using three dimensional materials that invite them into the stories and connect them to their personal experience. Open ended “I wonder…” questions and ample response time give the children a chance to consider their own questions and reflect on the story from their own perspective. They then choose from a range of options to respond to the story. After they clean up from their response time, they enjoy a “feast: (snack and juice). Each class parallels the experience of the Eucharist. Each session includes a period of Preparation (meeting and greeting), the Ministry of the Word (listening and responding to a story, Communion (sharing food and drink), and a blessing and Dismissal

re:form youth in 7th-12th grade 

re:form is a youth program that empowers young people to explore their faith and ask questions about our beliefs, the Bible, and church history.

Each class begins with a short, informative and entertaining video that addresses the question for the day. 

Friends and visitors are always welcome!

Classes meet downstairs on Sunday mornings from 9-9:45 am.

Adult formation

Adult Christian Formation offerings vary throughout the year. Seasonal offerings during Advent and Lent are often led by the clergy and weekly discussions at other times of the year are based on topical concerns or they make use of The Wired Word, a curriculum that relates current events to relevant Scripture passages.

 




There is no Adult Formation in the summer months. Join us for Holy Eucharist at 9:00 a.m.