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. 

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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  • United thank offering journal and reflections on john

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  • Forward movement resource list

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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 us know if you’re interested in helping in one of these roles!

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. 


  • "THIRST" Pub theology outing

    July 13  at 7:00pm is our next monthly Monday night meeting at a local pub for some brews and discussion. We usually meet at Pleasure House Brewing! Come with your theological conundrums and open minds. Beer, soft drinks and some pub snacks will fuel our discussion.

  • Sunday mornings - Transforming life: Walking with Jesus through Scriptures of Easter Vigil - The way of love

    The readings for Easter Vigil recount all of Salvation History, from the Garden of Eden to the Resurrection. Each week we will use the spiritual disciplines to see how they provide a way for us that will lead to transformed life. Ashley and Bob in the Parish Hall from 9:30-10:15 on Sundays.

This week at Old Donation

In addition to our regular schedule, there are always special events and plans. Below are some for the next week or so... (for a full calendar, click here)

  • Wednesday nights

    Wednesday night Studies and Sunday morning Formation offerings have been cancelled due to Coronavirus restrictions. Please check back for offerings in late April!

Re-open for Worship

Worship Together: safely offering our praises and thanksgivings in multiple venues to fit everyone... this begins July 12!

Guided by the best medical advice, Old Donation "re-gathers" for in-person worship as well as maintaining online offerings.  All "in-person" worship will require masks and social distancing, no congregational singing, temperature checks and minimal opportunities for disease transmission.  With limited seating for 8:00, advance reservations are required because the church will likely be full most Sundays. 

Sunday worship offerings are: 

  8:00am  Holy Eucharist in the historic Church (limited seating)

10:00am Holy Eucharist outside with some music (bring your lawn chair)

11:30am Streamed Worship with sermon and hymn

We continue noonday prayers Monday through Friday through the use of online technology. Go to our FaceBook page or our YouTube channel to find many reflections, Bible studies, and worship videos.

Click here for information on safety measures as we re-gather.