2589 Chain Bridge Rd., Vienna, VA  22181

Faith Formation (Education)


The 2017-18 year begins at 9:45 a.m. on September 10 in the Sanctuary!

faithformationphoto If you’ve got a 7th or 8th grader, be sure to read more about Emmanuel’s Confirmation Program.

Milestones Ministry

This ministry encourages parents and children to spend time together growing in faith on Sunday mornings during the Faith formation hour which is 9:45-10:45am

Three and Four Year Old’s– Taking Faith Home. A one week “practice class” on the Taking Faith Home sheet that is sent home each week at worship.

Kindergarten and First Grade– Many ways to pray is the focus at this age. One week of prayer activities that parents and their child do together.

Second Grade – Baptismal Remembrance in January. Parents and children celebrate their Baptism, share items from this special day, and do activities together focused on Baptism.

Third Grade– Each child receives a Bible this year. Parents are invited to attend 5-6 weeks of “Used Bible” class where they learn all about the Bible through activities. There is a Bible blessing on Reformation Sunday.

Fourth Grade– Parents and their child look at the Ten Commandments in this 4-week interactive workshop.

Fifth Grade-Holy Communion Instruction

Sixth Grade– Faith Conversations and prayer practices. Being equipped for now and what’s ahead in the teen years is the focus of a two-week class that parents and 6th graders participate in. Apostles Creed class (4 weeks)

Middle School– Parents are invited to join in the Confirmation classes with their teen every week.

High School– Blessing of drivers and graduates during worship.

Important Dates for 2017-2018

September 10th– 8:30 Convergent Worship, 9:45 Rally Day, 11am – God’s Work/Our Hands.

October 1,15, 22nd – 3rd Grade Used Bible Class with Parents

October 13-14th– Confirmation Overnight Retreat at Emmanuel

October 28th– Reformation Celebration 4-6:30pm

October 29th– Bus leaves at 2pm for Reformation Service at the National Cathedral

November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th– Cross Generational Choir rehearsals and light dinner. 6:30pm-7:45pm

November 26th– No Faith Formation at 9:45am

December 3rd– Convergent Worship at 9:30am. Cross Generation Advent Booths follow.

December 24 and 31st– No Faith formation at 9:45am

January 7th– Baptismal Remembrance

January 7,14, 21, 28– 4th grade Ten Commandments Class with Parents

December 31st-January 7th– Hypothermia Prevention at Emmanuel

February 11th– Convergent Worship and Lent Activity follows

February 18,25th, March 4, 11, 18,- Holy Communion Instruction.

March 25th– Seder to Communion for 5th Grade

April 1st– Easter- No 9:45am Faith formation- Egg Hunt

May 20th– Pentecost and Confirmation

May 27th– No Faith formation at 9:45am

June 3rd– Last day of Faith formation

June 10th– Convergent Worship and Congregational Meeting

Vacation Bible School 2018

July 16-20th
Theme is: Rolling River Rampage

Along the river, children discover that life with God is an adventure full of wonder and surprise, and that they can trust God to be with them through anything. Relevant music, exciting science, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories will help kids know that God is always with them as they ride the rapids of amazing grace! 

Our summer Vacation Bible School, serves more than 100 children participating from within the congregation and the broader community!

Stained glass art project
VBS Missions Car Wash
Praising the Lord