On September 13th CCRP will begin Sunday Formation online to meet the faith needs of both adults and children. Gathering will take place on zoom at 11:15am and be time conscious to limit screen time. Each series will be 3-Week synchronous of Godly Play (GP) with Storybook Prayers (SP) in between for the young at heart. Part of our Godly Play wondering will take place in breakout groups for children and adults. Monthly supplemental materials for home will also be available. You can register for one series at a time. Please register at least 8 days in advance of a series starting
September 13-27 GP The Beginning
October 4 SP Franciscan Lives
October 11-25 GP Flood, Family, Exodus
November 1 SP All the Saints
November 8-22 GP Desert Lessons
REGISTER: online at here or by picking up a form during church office hours.
About Christian Education:
The Nursery and the Sunday School Classroom are in the Parish House wing. The Nursery is for infants and toddlers, to age 3. There is also a preschool class and a kindergarten class in the downstairs Parish House. Their classes run from 9-9:45 from September-May. Older children and youth have classes in Musselman Hall, on the second floor of the Parish House. We have classroom dividers to allow us to accommodate grades 3-4 and 5-6. The children in Grade 1-2 meet in the “Pie” Room, which is off Musselman Hall near the kitchen. They use the Montessori-influenced Godly Play curriculum. Youth in grades 7-12 meet in the Teen Room, which is just off Musselman Hall across from the kitchen.
For adults, there is Episcopedia with The Reverend Jane Gober.
There are activity bags on a rack in the back of the sanctuary. Please feel free to take a bag for your child—children for quiet activity and listening. Please do not take the bag, or reusable items from the bag, like books or crayons, etc., home with you. We do ask that you take your child’s work home with you.
You are welcome to go to get your child to bring them back into the church for Communion if they are in Children’s Chapel. In the Episcopal Church, all baptized persons are eligible to receive Communion simply by virtue of that baptism. This includes toddlers and small children. It is not necessary to have attended “Holy Communion” classes to receive Communion. However, we do offer these classes for children ages 5-8 who can read on a second grade level (they need not be in second grade) to help them understand more about the sacrament.
If your child wishes to receive Communion, please instruct your child on how to hold out his or her hands to take the host. If you do not wish your child to receive Communion, or you wish them to refuse the wine, instruct or help your child to fold their arms across their chest. They will be given a blessing instead. It is never necessary to receive the wine, for anyone. Communion in one element—bread or wine—is entirely sufficient. If your child can’t or won’t finish their wafer, it is all right for you to do so.