Formation at St. John’s
Faith formation classes at St. John’s are designed
to help us fulfill our baptismal vow of “continuing in the apostles’ teaching
and fellowship.” In company with our fellow Christians, we seek to learn more
about our faith, the Bible, and how we can be Christ’s disciples in the
world. This year's offerings include:
Children Grades K-4 – StoryMakers – Teacher: Sarah Carr
We are introducing a new curriculum for our young ones this
year. StoryMakers is a creative studio that designs imaginative resources
for kids. Their team of writers and artists brings the Bible to life through
zines, playbooks, guides, and more. The team believes that the imagination is a
unique entry point to the ancient, living, and ultimate story found in the
Bible. They create content that meets kids where they actually are and shows
them how their own life stories are woven into God’s redemptive narrative. We
will begin the year with “The Dreamer” 10-week series of activities. To
learn more about StoryMakers go to StoryMakers NYC.
5-11 – Student Confirmation Class
Teacher: Nancy Steward
In this course, we will explore our beliefs and
those of the Episcopal Church. We will snack, laugh, learn and finally renew
our Baptismal vows. We are using “An Outline of Faith,” from the Book of
Common Prayer (pages 845-862), and other resources.
Our focused Bible verse is:
O God, “Your loving kindness is greater than the heavens, and your faithfulness
reaches the sky.” Psalm 108:4.
Adult Formation – Leader: Jaron Hill
In Adult Sunday School we will explore the life of St. Paul,
utilizing N.T. Wright's book, Paul: A Biography, to dig in deeper
into this fascinating figure that still shapes our faith today. What made
him tick? Why did he write the way he did? Who was he writing to and how was it
read in that particular community? Please join us as we discuss the good, the
confusing and the controversial!
New Member Confirmation Class – Leader: Father Nate
will be reviewing everything from the history of Anglicanism to the prayer book
to sacraments and the current catechism. If you are interested in joining
the church or in being confirmed as an adult, this class is for you!