Christian formation is a lifelong process. It begins in our being gathered together in worship, being called to share, to participate, in Word and Sacrament. There it takes root and is further nourished in a variety of ways. The work of Christian Formation at St. John’s includes a number of educational opportunities for adults and children.
Sunday morning Christian Education at St. John’s has offerings for ages 4 through adults, beginning at 9am on Sunday mornings. New participants are always welcome. If you are bringing a new child to one of the classes, please stop to fill out a registration form and leave it with the teacher.
Classes for children ages 4 through high school meet in the classrooms above Trimble Hall. There are three class levels:
Primary: Pre-K through First Grade
Elementary: Second through Fifth Grade
Middle/High School: Sixth-Twelfth Grade
The Primary and Elementary Classes use the Episcopal Children’s Curriculum, a three year Christian Education cycle which explores the Bible, the church calendar, liturgy and sacraments.
The Middle/High School class is in the first year of the two-year Journey to Adulthood (J2A) program. J2A uses Bible study, prayer, rites of passage, and outreach ministries to help young people discover their place in the world and God’s family.
Sunday Morning Adult Forum
Adults gather in St. Mary's Chapel at 9am. We are currently watching "God, the Devil, and Bob," a 13-episode animated series that is both humorous and thought-provoking. After each episode we spend some time discussing topics and questions that arise. New participants are always welcome to join in.
Monday Night Adult Education
Adults gather in St. Mary’s Chapel from 6-7pm on Monday Evenings. This year-round series is led by the Rector, and is currently exploring the 1001 pages of the Book of Common Prayer. New participants are welcome to join in and learn more about this unique resource that forms the outline of worship for churches of the Anglican Communion.
Online Learning - Revelation
Trinity Episcopal Church, Wall Street, has a five-part online series on the Book of Revelation which is presented by the Rev. Dr. Michael Battle, Ph.D. Each video segment ranges from 35 to 45 minutes long. The series is designed to tie into Christ the King Sunday through the Fourth Sunday of Advent. If you would like to view these videos, copy and paste this link: https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/education/heaven-on-earth