Faith Formation (Education)

At Emmanuel, we strive to provide everyone with the opportunity to ask questions, grapple with doubts, deepen their faith, and grow in community with each other.
All are welcome and called to participate in Faith Formation Hour and Adult Forums.

2019-2020 Adult Forum Schedule

Faith Formation dates for 2019

September 15 – Faith Formation Kick-off Sunday
September 22 – Abrahamic Faith Introduction
September 29 – The History of Islam
October 6 – The Traditions and Culture of Islam
October 13 – What We Share with Islam
November 3 – Reconciling in Christ
November 10 – The History of Judaism
November 17 – Judaism Today and What We Share
November 24 – The Traditions and Culture of Judaism


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.

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