Christian Education

Sunday Mornings at Grace Episcopal Church  (September - May)

Christianity and Culture, Parish Hall, 9:15
An Adult Forum that addresses the Christian life in our culture.

Confirmation, Canterbury Room, 9:30
Grace Episcopal Church is hosting a joint confirmation class with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church for seventh through ninth graders this school year. Mary Price and Holly Pickett lead the class, which is designed to prepare youth to understand, appreciate, and affirm the baptismal vows made on their behalf when they were younger.

Christian Education in the Atrium for ages 3 -12, 9:30, 3rd Floor
We have converted the old preschool classroom into an Atrium – a Montessori-based enrichment space where children can hear, ponder, and celebrate the essential messages of the Christian faith as revealed in the scriptures and the liturgy with hands-on activities (“works”).  We think that the children will enjoy the higher level of activity that this format offers them.  Please come visit the new space and encourage your children to try it out. If you or your High School age child would like to volunteer one Sunday a month to help with the Atrium, please contact Megan Hess.

EfM (Education for Ministry) September - May
Education for Ministry (EfM), a four-year program of theological education at-a-distance, has begun its fall session here at Grace Episcopal Church. As the emphasis on lay ministry has grown, the EfM program has played a crucial role in developing theologically informed, knowledgeable lay leaders. The program is sponsored by the University of the South and since its inception in 1975, more than 60,000 people have participated. Class is enrolling now! If you’re interested in becoming a part of this group, contact Sharon Massie, Program Director, for more information.

Godly Play & Cherub Choir
Wednesdays starting September 18

3:30 – 4:30, Atrium, 3rd floor Parish House )September - May
(ages 3 through first grade)

Godly Play provides a time and a space for children to engage with God and with the story of God’s people in the Bible. A Godly Play session includes a time to gather in a circle to listen to a story, a time of wondering, and a time for children to respond to the story through art or creative play. In addition to Godly Play, a Cherub Choir teaches beginning musicianship and and songs of prayer and praise for daily and family life.