Kids’ Christian Formation

Starting in October, there will be Sunday School classes held in the Parish Hall starting at 9:30 AM, the same time as services in the church. The class will go until about 10:10 AM and then the class will be led into church to be with their families for the Great Thanksgiving.

The format for the classes will be to use a floor cloth labyrinth with The Lord’s Prayer printed along the path, so children will start off by walking the maze and saying the prayer. Then there will be a processional where the students will carry a cross, candle and Bible to the table so we can light the candle and open class with a prayer of thanks

The class will involve paper crafts, and a story related to the lessons for that Sunday, with cookies and juice for re-freshments. Minimal glue, glitter or paints will be involved to keep the Parish Hall area clean and neat. Students will be en-couraged in role playing the stories and to witness their own stories about their spiritual experience.

The Sunday dates for the 2017-2018 season are:
October 1, 8, 15 & 29, 2017, November 5, 12 & 19, 2017, December 3, 10, 17, 31, 2017, January 7, 14, 21, 2018, February 4, 11 & 18, 2018, March 4, 11, & 18, 2018, April 1, 2018—Easter Egg Hunt after services, no class.

Lynne A. Walton, Christian Education Director, is the Sunday School leader. She was retained especially to expedite faith development at Emmanuel. Lynne is a “Cradle Episcopalian” from our sister parish, St. Andrew’s in New Berlin,
NY. She attended New Berlin High School and Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. After 32 years working as an industrial hygienist and safety engineer for Proctor & Gamble, she retired in August, 2010. Lynne taught a fourth grade class for 9 years at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, West Chester, OH.


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