Faith Formation (Education)


The 2018-19 year begins at 9:45 a.m. on September 16th in the Sanctuary — sign up here!

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– Prayer and devotions is the focus of this one Sunday workshop. There is a take home bag for everyone.

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

Second Grade – Welcome to the Lord’s Table. Holy Communion instruction for parents and their child is every Sunday in February. This is Pastor led.

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- Four weeks focused on the Apostles Creed. A statement of belief.

Sixth GradeMiddle School– Parents are invited to join in the Confirmation classes with their teen every week in the fellowship hall.

High School- Blessing of drivers and graduates during worship.

Cross Generational– Backpack blessings prior to the beginning of school.

Faith Formation dates for 2018-19

9/16 – Faith formation begins at 9:45 for all ages in classrooms. Adults in the Sanctuary.
9/28-29- Confirmation Lock in
10/7,10/14,10/21,10/28- 3rd grade used Bible class for youth and parents
10/28- Reformation- 3rd Graders Used Bible Blessing 8:30 worship
11/25-No Faith Formation
12/2- Worship at 9:30. Cross Generational Advent event follows for faith formation today.
12/23,12/30- No Faith Formation
1/13- Baptismal Remembrance for k/1 with parents
2/3,2/10, 2/17,2/24- Welcome to the Lords Table for 2nd-5th graders and parents in the Sanctuary. (Holy Communion Instruction)
3/3-9:30 worship, Cross Gen sings. Brunch to celebrate Welcome to Lords Table etc.
4/21- Easter- No Faith formation
6/2- Last Day of Faith Formation/ Picnic
6/9- 8:30 worship followed by Congregational meeting

Other Important Dates:

Third Saturday Serving at the Lamb Center:
10/6-WOW Choir 12-3pm
10/20-21- Emmanuel Retreat at Caroline Furnace:
11/6,13,20,27- Cross Generational choir and dinner. 6:30-7:45pm
11/18- Thanksgiving Service at Emmanuel
12/5- 6pm dinner and worship with Saint Nicholas
3/6-Ash Wednesday

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