Christian Formation: 

Education for Adults, Youth & Children

Our regular plans (as detailed below) are suspended for now.  


This Summer on FaceBook we are offering Children's Activity videos on Mondays, Children's Chapel on Wednesdays for our younger members. 


We have adult classes and discussions on Facebook and ZOOM.  This Fall we will have multiple offerings for adult and youth formation. 



Sunday Mornings:

Sunday school classes for all ages (4yr through adults) from 9:30-10:15am


Tuesday Evenings: 

"EfM": Education for Ministry is a four year study program for adults


Wednesday Evenings: (most weeks except June-July):

Dinner at 6pm, Adult Studies from 6:30-7:30pm (Except the first Wednesday of the month)


Thursday Mornings:

Bible Study led by clergy from 11:00-noon


Monday Evening on the 2nd week of the month

"Thirst" -- pub theology gathering at local restaurant for discussion

Adult Formation

Please Note! Due to COVID-19 ALL parish "In-Person" classes for children and adults have been cancelled until further notice.  We are developing more online Bible Studies and learning opportunities. 



Youth formation

Youth Sunday School

Sundays, 9:30am in Alfriend House

It’s a wonderful time of preparing our youth as they grow into adulthood and into a deeper relationship with God. They learn, develop relationships, and have some fun as well!


Classes and Mentors:

Making faith our own journey (Grades 6 & 7)

  • Mentors: Heather Floyd and Steve Kamperschroer
  • We are starting with lessons of prayer: Why and when do we pray? Does it 'do anything'? If 'yes' then what does it do? Who wrote and Bible and what do we mean when we say it is "God's Word"?

Growing in God (Grades 8 & 9)

  • Mentors: Tony & Jenn Putzig, Zach & Janet Neumann
  • We are starting with lessons of prayer and the Bible: Why and when do we pray? Does it 'do anything'? If 'yes' then what does it do? Who wrote and Bible and what do we mean when we say it is "God's Word"?

Confirmation and becoming adults (Grades 10 & 11)

  • Mentors: Tom & Carolyn Gerace, Michelle Vasquez
  • Lessons this Winter and Spring focus on ethics, faith formation for becoming adults. The formation / teaching culminates with a spiritual pilgrimage to Ireland in June. 

   

Children's formation

Children’s Sunday School

Sundays at 9:30am in the Day School classrooms


Our children’s Sunday School program is currently using the rotation model, which means that every Sunday each class meets in the same room, but the teacher is different! Teachers prepare ONE lesson that they teach to each class, and only need to sign up for one cycle, which is typically 3 weeks. Each class also has Shepherds who are there with them every Sunday through the year, to be a constant for the children and to support the teacher. We’re always looking for more volunteers, so please let Summer Johnson know if you’re interested in helping in one of these roles!

The Gospel according to john

light, life, and the word made flesh

This year in the season of Epiphany,  Old Donation is doing a "close read" of the Gospel according to John. Each day between The Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, and  Ash Wednesday, February 26, we will read a short section. On Thursday and Sunday mornings, our adult Bible Studies will discuss the passage sections assigned for the week following. On Mondays, an email will contain the reading assignments and copies of the Sunday presentations. 

  • Week One

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  • Week two

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  • United thank offering journal and reflections on john

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  • Forward movement resource list

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