Experiencing Scripture, Worship, and Tradition
We have a vibrant Sunday School program for children from three years of age through high school (nursery care is available for children under three years of age). Our goal is to provide a fun and faithful atmosphere where our children can explore the ways that God is at work in their lives. Our approach is child-focussed and hands-on. In other words, the children in our Sunday school program are not just learning facts; they are experiencing first-hand how scripture, worship, and tradition are relevant to them today. We currently use three curricula on Sunday mornings.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (From 3 years of age through 5th grade)
We are pleased to offer the popular and highly successful Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program for all children ages 3 through 5th grades. This incredible program is an experiential, hands on learning environment that gives children the opportunity to learn about God and our sacramental way of living and develop a faith of their own.
Level 1 Atrium: 3, 4, & 5 year olds
Level 2 Atrium: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd grades
Level 3 Atrium: 4th & 5th grades
This curriculum is rooted in Holy Scripture, the liturgies of the Church, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori. Children gather in a beautifully and carefully designed "atrium" equipped with simple yet beautiful materials which the children use to explore with surprising depth the mysteries at the heart of Christian faith. The major components of the program include:
- Prayer & Bible
- Jesus as the Good Shepherd
- The Holy Eucharist
- Jesus in his Historical and Geographical Context
- Paschal Mystery & Easter
- The History of Salvation & the Kingdom of God
Growing into Christ (Middle & High School)
We are very excited this year to continue our middle and high school program that is designed by our own youth leaders. The goal of our Sunday morning program combined with our Sunday evening EYC program is to guide our teenagers as they transition from childhood to adulthood in the Christian faith by providing them the means to explore the deep truths of the Gospel and their implications for how we live our lives and interact with others.
All stages of this curriculum will be hands-on. Rather than listening and learning facts, our teenagers will be experiencing for themselves and learning from one another what it means to be united with Christ in Baptism and to one another as his Body, the Church.
Contact for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - Kristen Weems
Contact for Growing In Faith - Father Tripp Norris
Vestry Contact for Christian Formation & Youth Ministry - Ellen Siegfried