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. Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, we invite all of God’s people to join us for Christian Formation!

CHILDREN | YOUTH | ADULTS

Children

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. 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 education schedule for children runs during the months of September through April. Children 4 years of age through 5th grade participate in Sunday School classes each week from 10:00-10:45am. Children under the age of 4 are welcome to play in the nursery while other families participate in Christian formation. Please click the button below to register your child(ren) for Sunday School.

We look forward to welcoming your family at Saint Margaret’s and providing a nurturing environment for your children to experience Jesus’ love through engaging fellowship and educational activities!

Register Here!

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 contact Catherine Chintala at childrensministry@saintmargarets.net.

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

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

Our youth group (called EYC) meets most Sunday afternoons from 5:00-6:30pm with dinner 6:30-7:00pm during the academic year (August through May), and offers fellowship time, games, and lessons, all revolving around the teachings of Jesus.

When coming to EYC, please use the entrance off of Crane Rd., near the playground. We hope to see your student soon!

EYC is open to youth in 6th-12th grade. Friends are welcome!
Middle School at Camp Canaan, Oct 2021

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.

If your youth has not participated in our events before please fill out the forms below and return to the church office.
Medical Form
Media Release Form
Youth Group Covenant

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.

Saint Margaret’s 101

This 4 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.

 

Contact Traci Scott for more information.

Adult Education/Bible Studies

Confirmation Class

Classes are held annually for students 10th grade and above and all adults of the parish. Our Confirmation program for the 2022-2023 school year will begin in January 2023 and the Rite of Confirmation will take place in the spring/summer 2023. Individuals who wish to be Confirmed or Received into the Episcopal Church must be active members of St. Margaret’s. Please contact us for
more information.