Christian Formation for Children and youth

2023-24 program season: September 10, 2023 - May 19, 2024

Sundays 9:15 aM*

Ages 3.5 - Grade 12

Nursery open during Formation hour from 9:15 to 10:15 for ages 0 to 3.5

Jesus said, “Let the children come to me.” We, too, welcome children into our Christian family, cherishing them and nurturing them so they can come into a fuller relationship with Christ and the church. Our programs do not simply provide information about God, but create an environment for encounters with God through worship, biblical exploration, prayer, and fellowship.

Register for Formation for Children and Youth: HERE

*Christian Formation classes will not be held on the Sunday following Christmas, Palm Sunday, or Easter Sunday.


    AGES 0 to 3.5 with a caregiver

    Nursery (Red room), 9:30 to 10:15 AM

    Our youngest children and their caregivers gather for a short time (about 15-20 minutes) of singing songs and experiencing a colorful felt board Bible story. The Beulah Land curriculum is designed to help the very young develop and nurture a visual vocabulary of faith and tells of the wonders of God’s love for us. Several faith themes are repeated throughout the Beulah Land stories: “God has never stopped loving us,” “God’s love is always enough and more than enough,” and “Hear the story and let it change you.” After the story time, parents often sit and chat together while their children play. It provides a wonderful environment for parents and children to get to know each other better. Our Beulah Land Storytellers are Heather Bishop, Donna Burr, Joanna Kline, and Sue Savarese.

  • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

    Ages 3.5 - Grade 6: Levels 1, 2, and 3

    2nd Floor classrooms, 9:15 to 10:15 AM

    Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based curriculum with age-appropriate, hands-on lessons. Our catechists are Kaye Cook, Kellie Gentry, Naomi Gray, Judy Norton, Jennifer Schley-Johnson, and Huntley Skinner.

  • YOUTH Class

    Grades 7-12

    Youth Room (below Chapel, entrance by the st. Francis Statue), 9:15 to 10:15 AM

    The Youth class uses a lectionary-based curriculum to engage youth with creative and developmentally appropriate lessons, discussions, and prayer. The class is taught by Patrick Gray and Scott Harlan.

    Monthly youth events include service projects, game nights, and outings. To sign up for the email list, contact Naomi Gray at [email protected].