Christian Formation classes for the Fall start this Sunday, September 9, 2018!
YOUTH CHRISTIAN FORMATION OFFERINGS - Click here for registration form.
CHILDREN CHRISTIAN FORMATION OFFERINGS - Click here for registration form.
Children's classes run from 9:00-10:15am.
- Nursery - Room 6: Care for infants and children up to age four is provided on Sunday mornings in Room 6, 8:30am-noon, with the wonderful Marias.
- Little Lambs - Room 6: Ages 3 and 4 begin in the Nursery, and then move next door to an adjoining room for a half hour of story, craft, and music, after which they return to the nursery for additional play time.
- Agape - Room 4: Kindergarten through Fourth Graders meet and use the curriculum "Living the Good News" and building community.
- Club 5/6 - Room 7: Fifth and Sixth graders meet and use the curriculum "Living the Good News," building community, and preparing to move into St. Pat's youth program the following year. Teachers design fun "field trips" around the church as part of the lesson.
Youth classes run from 9:00-10:15am.
- The Rites of Passage Class (Rite 13: 6th-7th Grades) - Room 12: A major component of J2A is the way it is structured around Rites of Passage that mark the transition of young people from childhood to adulthood.
- J2A Class (8th-9th Grades) - Room 3: This class begins a two-year preparation for a Holy Pilgrimage. This sacred journey has the potential to transform not just the young pilgrims who travel, but also the congregation who has sent them forth.
- YEA (10th-12th Grades) - Room 14: The YEA class has learned to pray, to share their faith with each other and they have traveled to sacred places where others have found God. This last piece of the journey into adulthood seeks to actively equip and enable them to be a part of God's healing presence in the world. Confirmation is offered in this class.
We rejoice to announce that Nathan Medley, our Director of Music, will also be working with the children and youth on a regular basis as a part of their Sunday morning Christian Formation.
8:45-9:00am J2A and YEA in the Adult Choir Room
9:00-9:10am Kindergarten through fourth grade in their Sunday School room
9:10-9:25am Rite-13, playing the bells in the Youth Music Room (Room 10)
9:25-9:45am Club 5/6 in the Youth Music Room (Room 10)
ADULT CHRISTIAN FORMATION OFFERINGS:
Adult classes run from 9:15-10:15am.
- The Forum - Parlor: This fall we will begin with a book study of A Dangerous Dozen: 12 Christians Who Threatened the Status Quo but Taught Us To Live Like Jesus by The Rev. Canon C.K. Robertson, Ph.D. This class will be led by Mo. Julia. Books are available for purchase through Amazon.
- Scripture Study - Room 8: The Constitution of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.
- Art Community - Room 15: Doing Art Looking Up.
- Dreams - Library: Listening to God.
Commissioning of Formation Leaders
Sunday, September 9, 2018
All formation leaders will be commissioned during the services this Sunday. Congratulate and thank them all on answering the call to lead us and transform us!
The Nursery - Maria C. Orencia and Maria T. Orencia
Little Lambs - Lynn Henderson and Kelli Jones
Agape - Ginger Toth and Shaun Stinton
Club 5/6 - Pam Williams and Jim Myers
YEA - Martha Myers, Sean Dolan, Chris Bright, Terri Bright, and Bill Rankin
Art Community - Diane Rankin and Marea Haslett
Scripture Study - Mary Lambert and Charles Boyanton
Dreams - Brenda Marquis
The Forum - Mo. Julia Rusling
Sunday, September 9, 2018
After the 10:30am Service
Please join us after church for bagels, beverages, balls and belly laughs!
Yoga has been cancelled on Monday, September 10, 2018.
A Request From Nathan Medley, Our Director of Music
On Sunday, I invite you to explore the practice of singing the Psalm.
We will join a tradition with a rich history extending back thousands of years and in line with Colossians 3:16 which reads,"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God." While the Psalms looks like another book of the bible, consider the Psalter as the original Hymnal for the early church. Even within the psalms we find the instruction "Sing to the Lord a new song" (Psalm 96). And WE WILL SING! As a foray into the practice, we begin with the Responsorial Psalm structure: I will initially act as the 'reader', introduce the sung response to you, and then we will use the response congregationally as a refrain between verses. I am thrilled to be on this journey, breathing musical life into these 150 Psalms.
Book Discussion Group--Grateful by Diana Butler Bass
Join Bonnie Stephenson and Sharon McWhorter in a discussion about the transformative power of gratitude based on the book
Grateful by Diana Butler Bass.
The program will be held on the following Fridays from 10:00-11:30am in the Gathering Room:
September 21, October 5, October 19, and November 2
You will want to read this book and join in our lively discussion. The book is available on Amazon. There are also two copies in the St. Patrick's library. An outline of the sessions can be found in the Narthex on the information table.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
9:00am - 12:00noon
Sheriff Pat and Deputy Doug need your help. We will be having a parish workday on Saturday, September 22nd, from 9:00am to noon. Bring your gloves and any tools that will be useful in clearing the Southeast area (where dumpsters are located) of our property of trash and underbrush. There will be dumpster for the collection of the trash. We will also be removing a dead tree by the playground.
In addition to cleaning up the property, we would like to get several storage areas organized.
There will be donuts, and beverages.
September 7-9: Happening Weekend
September 9: Christian
September 9: Young Families Lunch
September 15: Urban Adventure
September 29: Labyrinth Night
, 6-7pm is geared for children 10 and under
September 29: Rite 13 Rehearsal and Dinner
September 30: Rite 13 Ceremony at 10:30am service
Please see information above in "This Week at St. Patrick's".