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Faith Formation in Pandemic Times

During this time in our world where we cannot come together in person to worship or participate in faith formation activities at church, I am reminded that the most influential people in developing faith in our children are their parents. Despite the many things that pull our children in so many directions, it is the words and actions of parents that run the deepest in our children's minds and hearts.

As the world around us is chaotic and crazy, our children will be looking to their parents to help make sense of it all. What a wonderful opportunity to reiterate the message of God's love and grace that surpasses everything. And to share the message that God walks with us through suffering and uncertainty. 

--Deaconess Debbie

Faith Formation on Sunday mornings

SUNDAY SCHOOL is for children ages 2 through 6th grade. Ages 2 through 4th grade begin in the Chapel at 10:30am with music and then break into age group classes for rotations that go along with the Bible story of the week. 5th and 6th graders meet in a 3rd floor classroom and use the Connect curriculum from Sparkhouse.

MIDDLE SCHOOLERS (7th/8th grade) meet on Sunday mornings as part of the Confirmation program.

TEENS meet on Sundays at 10:30 for our Youth Connections class and for special events as announced.

ADULTS:
1. Sunday Morning Bible Study meets in the Parlor at 10:30am for readings, on-the-spot research, stimulating discussion and good fellowship. No previous Bible-study background required. No homework! Read more »

Splash! Faith Formation from birth to age 3

This ministry is aimed at our youngest members, and helps to keep the congregational promise to support the baptized and their families in their spiritual journey. We do this by helping parents in their role of bringing up children of God.

Materials are sent out on a regular basis, with ideas for faith-filled play, worship, and more. For more information, or to sign your family for Splash mailings, contact Deaconess Debbie at christianed@goodshepherdlc.org.

 

 

Good Shepherd PrayGround

Good Shepherd values our children! When we return to worshiping in person, we will once again have a Prayground space front and center.

What's a "Prayground"? It's a dedicated space in our church where little ones (suggested for ages 5 and under) can play, color and explore. It's a space where they can see and hear the pastor and worship leaders clearly. And it's a place where the congregation can celebrate the joy that your child--wiggles, noises and all--brings to our congregation!

In addition to the Prayground, Good Shepherd offers activity bags for children to use during the services, as well as a staffed nursery.

 

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