Feasting on the Word
Sunday School for Children in Grades 3-5
For children in grades 3-5, we use the curriculum Feasting on the Word on Sunday mornings. This program follows the lectionary, which means the students are diving deep into the same scripture passages read in church that day. As children transition from Godly Play to youth ministry, the goal of these late elementary years is to help children examine their own faith journey and listen respectfully to the experiences of others, while having lots of fun too! We encourage children’s wondering and questions about scripture. As with all of our formation programs, we seek to create a community where children feel that their own experience is honored, where curiosity can grow, and where a solid foundation of Biblical knowledge undergirds their maturing faith — drawing us all nearer to God and to our neighbors.
Third Grade Bible Presentation
In the Fall each year, our third graders are presented with personalized, leather-bound NRSV bibles in a special presentation ceremony during worship. This tradition at Christ Church is an outward and visible sign of our commitment to the faith formation of our parish’s children. Children are bringing these bibles to and from Formation classes and worship each week. Our hope is that these bibles will be well worn over time, staying with the children as they transition into youth ministry, through confirmation, and into adulthood.