The goal of Christian Formation at Grace Church is to nurture the lifelong process of growing our parishioners' faith and their relationships with God, self, others and all creation, through the use of multiple anvenues of programming.
Fellowship and Formation for Youth:
2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month, September 13th through May 22nd
Grades 5 through 9
Students in grades 5 through 9 will meet the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays of the month after the 10 am service, during coffee hour. This class will meet in the Undercroft. Additional fun activities and volunteer opportunities are planned throughout the school year. Interested in Middle School Formation? Contact Pat Werk.
Sundays, September 18th through May 21st
Ages 5 through 4th grade are invited to meet for Children's Church during the first half (the Liturgy of the Word). The Children's Church classroom is located in the Undercroft. At announcement time, the children come upstairs to participate in Communion (the Liturgy of the Table) with their families. Want to learn more about Children's Church? Contact Pat Werk, Christian Formation Director.
Adult Formation Opportunities - to be updated soon.
Are you new to Grace and/or the Episcopal Church? Email Father Jonathan to express your interest in joining a newcomers class, held in three-week-sessions in the spring and fall: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Confirmation Classes
Confirmation, as defined in The Book of Common Prayer, is "a mature public affirmation of faith and commitment to the responsibilities of Baptism."At Confirmation, an individual receives the laying on of hands by the bishop, thereby affirming
their own faith and visibly connecting to the broader Body of Christ. If you are intersted in learning more about Confirmation in the Episcopal Church, please contact Father Jonathan.
What is the difference between Confirmation, Reaffirmation, and Reception?
Reaffirmation means that you choose to re-state your commitment to Christ in The Episcopal Church, honoring your growth in faith throughout your spiritual journey. For many people, their path has wandered in and out of various
denominations. Reaffirmation is a way to honor their journey and their previous public commitment as an adult while also making this definitive sacramental gesture.
Those who who have been previously confirmed by a bishop in certain traditions (Roman Catholic, ELCA Lutheran, Orthodox) and who now wish to express their faith within the Anglican tradition and the Episcopal Church are encouraged to be received into the Epsicopal Church. Previously confirmed Episcopalians may also choose to reaffirm their faith at the time of a bishop's visit. Email Father Jonathan for more information.