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GROWING IN FAITH

posted on Thursday, November 8, 2018
by Mo Turner

GOD’S GREATEST GIFT

Communion classes for children age 7+

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 2019
10.00am-10.45am
in the Living Room

Join us for our Epiphany Family Feast

Find out more about the Eucharist at Saint Thomas Church and have fellowship with other families from both the 9 and 11 am Liturgies.

This will include an introduction to
GOD’S GREATEST GIFT: Communion classes for children age 7+
and an introductory session for parents followed by three more sessions,

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 27 & FEBRUARY 10
10.00am-10.45am
in the Sunday School Room

It has long been our practice in the Episcopal Church to welcome all baptized Christians to receive Holy Communion. Previously, the instructions and preparations that children need to better understand and receive this sacrament were handled on an individual or family basis. These new classes are designed for young children preparing to receive Holy Communion for the very first time. They are also for any child who is already receiving the sacrament, but would benefit from a deeper reflection on the Mass and its meaning in our lives as Christians.

This is a particularly suitable interactive and creative program for children enrolled in Sunday School who are able to read proficiently and who wish to grow in their faith within our Eucharistic community.

Children participating in this class will be welcomed to received Holy Communion as a class and with their family at our 11am Mass on the Feast of Candlemas on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 at 11am.

If you would like to enroll your child in the class you may do so online here.

If you have any questions about the class, please feel free to contact me at SundaySchool@saintthomaschurch.org.

FAITH CONFIRMED:

Confirmation classes for children and young people age 11+

SAINT THOMAS CHURCH YOUTH CONFIRMATION will be celebrated with the Bishop of New York

SUNDAY, MAY 12 2019 at 11am

CONFIRMATION CLASSES will be held
SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 17, 24, 31
APRIL 7
MAY 5

10.00am–10.45am
in the Sunday School Room

PARENTS SESSION: MARCH 10,
10.00-10.45am

REHEARSAL: MAY 12 10.00 am

Confirmation classes are particularly suitable for young people who wish to engage with questions of faith in a creative and engaging way, as well as or those who are growing in their faith and wish to affirm their commitment to following Jesus.

We will use Faith Confirmed as a springboard for our discussion and explorations of what it is to be a Christian.

“Faith Confirmed is an introduction to what Anglican Christians believe. It is written for those preparing for confirmation in the Anglican Church and for all those who want to know more about the essentials of the Christian faith. This revised edition has been completely updated for the twenty-first century.”

If you would like to enroll your child in the class, please do so here.

If you have any questions about the class, please feel free to contact me at SundaySchool@saintthomaschurch.org.


All Families