Christian Education for Adults
Christian Education for Adults Sundays at 9:20 a.m. in our Sanctuary. These classes typically consist of Bible studies, often spending several weeks working through a single book of the Bible, though we also have classes on various topics related to the spiritual life. We occasionally practice Lectio Divina (sacred reading), an ancient spiritual discipline of prayerfully reading Scripture and paying close attention to the Holy Spirit’s guidance in our lives.
Christian Education for Children
Children are educated in the knowledge of the love of God and religious worship in the Anglican tradition through Sunday School and Confirmation Class. Sunday School classes are held at 9:20-10:15 a.m. between the services. Children age four and older study together in a family atmosphere. Study materials are designed to reach all ages so that the younger children are able to participate while the older are challenged and learning the same lesson at a deeper level.
The first half hour is devoted to music. During this time children sing songs that reinforce Scripture and the teachings of Christ. Hymns and sung responses are also introduced. Although having fun learning about the Bible is the main emphasis, the study of music is also taking place. A child who attends these classes will become familiar with singing.
Once children reach age ten, they become eligible to attend Confirmation Class. After confirmation, children are encouraged to attend church services and begin the study of personal service to God and others. Personal ministry, or how one chooses to serve, can take many different forms. Singing in the choir, serving at the altar, serving as an usher, assisting the altar and flower guild, attending and supporting Morning Prayer, helping in Sunday School, or volunteering in the community are some options. Personal Ministry is a lifelong endeavor and may constantly change throughout a person’s life. One of the goals at Christ Anglican Church is to foster this pursuit.
Children 3 and under
Parents are encouraged to bring their children 3 and younger with them into the service, where we enjoy multigenerational worship. Should children grow restless, a quiet room is available toward the front of the church. A window facing the altar along with an audio feed will ensure that you won’t miss a moment.
Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.