Christian Formation

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of the bread and the prayers.” Acts 2:42

To be called to follow Jesus as one of His disciples means that one must understand the meaning of that calling. At Saint Margaret’s, we are continuously striving to offer programs and classes that speak to the people of our parish in ways that they can apply the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to their daily lives. We offer a Sunday morning education hour for all ages and a variety of weekday and seasonal offerings.

Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, there is a class or program at Saint Margaret’s that speaks to you. We invite all of God’s people to come and learn what wonderful things God has planned for you!

Children

PLEASE NOTE:  Vacation Bible School 2017  is:  July 31 - August 4

Saint Margaret's is a parish full of children and we welcome all children in the name of Jesus. Know that whatever their age, your children have a place in God's house. On Sunday mornings, the children are taught age appropriate lessons about Jesus and His love for them. Always focusing on Jesus, and based in sound biblical principles, children learn about God, hear the major stories of the Bible, and actively participate in learning about the wonderful things Jesus has done for them. The teachers of these classes are all volunteers from within the parish, and they are passionate about children and about teaching them the Good News of Jesus.

The education schedule for children runs during the months of September through May, and meets every week except for a few exceptions, such as Thanksgiving break, Palm Sunday and Easter Day. Even if you come to worship for the first time at Saint Margaret’s in the middle of the academic year, your children will be welcomed in Sunday school and will be able to come right in and participate.

Holy Communion Classes

Holy Communion classes are periodically offered at Saint Margaret’s in order for young people and their parents to more fully comprehend the wonderful gift that Jesus gives us in the Holy Eucharist. While baptism is the only requirement to receive the Blessed Sacrament, this class offers a safe, relaxed atmosphere in which children can come and learn more fully about the Eucharist and have their questions answered by a priest. Taught by a member of our clergy, this class is a wonderful opportunity to introduce young children to the Eucharist, its meaning for them, and its importance in their day to day lives.

If you would like to know more about this class, or about the next scheduled offering, please call the church office.


Preschool

Saint Margaret’s offers a half-day preschool September-May. Our program is dedicated to providing the best possible experience for the children and families involved in this ministry. Children will be engaged in daily experiences that foster a love for learning in a secure environment surrounded by the love of God.

 

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Youth

Saint Margaret’s has a variety of classes and activities designed especially for the youth of the parish. Sunday morning education features a Christian Education class for 6th-12th grade in the Youth Room (in the Christian Education hallway). Topics for class range from Lectionary-based Bible studies, diving into documentaries for multiple weeks, reading and reacting to articles, and more.

Our desire and prayer is that all of the young people of our parish will encounter Jesus in new and dynamic ways that will help prepare them to live out their callings as full disciples of Christ.

EYC

Episcopal Youth Community

EYC meets on Sunday afternoons from 5pm to 6:30pm during the academic year (August through May), and offers fellowship time, games, and lessons, all revolving around the teachings of Jesus. A complimentary dinner is served each week from 6:30-7:00pm. EYC will kick off our 2017-2018 programming on Sunday, August 27th. 

EYC is open to youth in 6th-12th grade.

When coming to the meetings please use the back doors by the playground (facing Crane Rd.)

Watch the weekly church bulletin and online communications for additional information on EYC. To receive our weekly EYC announcements, please contact Elizabeth. 

For an overview of our EYC program and insight into our tripod of fellowship, education, and service, please contact Elizabeth Pfeifer, Assistant to the Rector for Youth Ministry. 

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If your youth has not participated in our events before please fill out the forms below and return to the church office.

Adults

Our parish offers a number of educational opportunities for the adults of the parish, all varying in content and focus, in order to meet the growing needs of a diverse congregation. All offerings are designed to give sound practical skills for living that are based in Holy Scripture. These courses are designed to give the people of God the tools they need to live new, transformed lives which are based on the Word of God.

We have one Sunday morning adult education offering from 10:15-11:00am in the Parish Hall and each week of the month has a specific focus.

 

Saint Margaret's 101

 

This 5 week-course is offered multiple times during the year and is designed to introduce new members to the Episcopal Church, Saint Margaret’s and the basic practices of the Book of Common Prayer. Led by a staff member, this class is ideal for those who are new to the Episcopal Church and want to learn the basics of our parish and our worship in a relaxed, smaller group setting.


Adult Education/Bible Studies

Confirmation Class

Class will run on the first Wednesday of every month through June 2017, 7:00 pm in the Youth Room.

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Tuesday & Thursday Bible Studies

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Bible Study

Open to all women of the parish, 7:00 pm in the Youth Room

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