Christian Formation: 

Education for Adults, Youth & Children

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

BIBLE Challenge 2020:  A deep dive into John's Gospel

Sundays, 9:30am in the Parish Hall

We join the Episcopal Church in its challenge to study all of John's Gospel in a close reading during the season of Epiphany.  Below on this page is a link to resources and the plan.


"What Anglicans Believe" Episcopalians 102

February 16 in  the Library, Sundays, 9:30am 

Our periodic class runs 5 weeks, thinking about theology from the Episcopal / Anglican perspective. We will study some of the great stories of the Bible, seeing how they help us answer the classic question: "How do we know what we say we know about GOD?" The Rev. Kipper DeGavre is leading this series. You can join in at any point!


Growing Disciples!

Wednesdays in January and February  

Supper: 6:00pm and adult studies at 6:30pm in Parish Hall

Jan 15: Jeff Hood leads a discussion of contemporary events in Israel, the West Bank and the Middle East


Jan 22/29: Ashley and Bob teach what's happening in the Eucharist and worship


February 12/19: Ashley and Bob teach about the nature of the Church. How are we more "catholic" than the Romans? How are Anglicans "properly Protestant"?


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, Ngan Lam, 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!


Cycles 5 and 6 (January and February) : "The Magi" and "The Boy who went to the Temple"

  • Cycle 5 Art, Cooking, Video and Music
  • Cycle 6 Drama, Games and A "sticky" story

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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