CHILDREN'S FAITH FORMATION
NEWS & INFORMATION
published on November 24, 2021




HEADLINE NEWS


Advent Begins on Sunday, Nov 28
Please Join Us For


10:00 AM Worship & Church School
Please Note Program Change:
During Advent, children (in PreK3 - 8th grade) are invited to either:
Go directly to Church School at 10:00AM, or
Begin in worship with their family, and join Church School after the lighting of the Advent Wreath
scroll down for more Church School Information

3:30PM Advent Wreath Making
outside on the Green
We will supply wreath frames, greens, advent candles
and wire - the rest is up to you! Gloves are recommended and please
bring pruning shears and wire cutters if you have them.
If you have a wreath frame from last year, please bring and reuse it.


4:30 PM Advent Vespers
led by Children's Faith Formation
outside on the Green




Sunday Morning
Children's Programs



Just Kids Church School @ 10:00AM

Information for Sunday, November 28:

PreK3 - K* Group:
Focus: The meaning and symbols of Advent
Will dismiss From: Room 10

Elementary Multi-grade Group:
Focus: The meaning and symbols of Advent
Will dismiss From: Room 9

Middle Group (grades 6-8): Your help is needed during Advent!
Please come and help the younger kids with advent crafts, Christmas card making, and special activities.

During church school we take a moment to offer to God something from our hearts,
and also collect any monetary offering the children bring.
Money collected is added to the offering collected during Worship.


Additional Church School Information:
  • All children and program leaders must where a face mask.
  • Young children and visiting children, should be escorted to Room 9 downstairs by an adult family member.
  • Church school classrooms are located downstairs, directly below the Sanctuary. The outside door at the top of the stairs leading directly down to the church school area will be open for families who wish to bypass the main entry doors.
  • Each week's class schedule will be shared above.
  • Church School participants will remain downstairs until a parent or caregiver comes to pick them up them from the classroom listed above.
  • Family resources and other program information can be found on the bulletin board and credenza located in the hallway area between Room 9 and Room 10.


*Children in this age group should to be able to use the bathroom independently or with minimal assistance.
Pop-up Nursery

Located in the Parlor, this space welcomes families with infants and young children who need an alternative setting for part or all of the service.

Our Pop Up Nursery offers a sanitized floor mat for little ones, a comfortable chair or rocker for caregivers, and live-stream access to the service.

In-person Children's Programs Covid-19 related best practices
  • Program facilitators will wear a face masks.
  • Participating children (age 3 and older) will wear a face mask.
  • Participants will have access to handwashing and / or hand sanitizer.
  • When meeting inside, windows will be open for ventilation.


Stepping Stones Christmas Party
Sunday, December 12 from 5:00PM till 6:45PM


Middle School Christmas Party
Sunday December 12 from 6:15PM till 8:00PM


Christmas Eve Worship
Friday, December 24

Please join us at 5:00 PM
for a fun, interactive, worship
perfect for families with young children
and everyone else.


Youth Group Schedule and Contact Information


Stepping Stones for young people in Grades 5 and 6.
For a Schedule of planned events, please click here.
For information about this youth group please email Dawn Marchand, Acting Director of Christian Ed.


Middle School Youth Group:
This group will typically meet on the 2nd Sunday* of the Month at 5:00 PM in Parish Hall. For information about this youth group please contact Todd Syrzyniarz, Director of Youth Ministry.


Youth Groups do not meet during school vacation or on holidays.
Changes to the regular schedule will be communicated via Email.

When Acolytes carry the flame into the worship service,
it symbolizes the light of God's presence among us.

Serving as an Acolyte is a wonderful faith formation opportunity
for youth in grades 4 through 9.

We look forward to resuming the Acolyte Ministry for the 2021 Advent Season


Contact and Other Information

Questions or Comments
Please do not hesitate to email, text or call Dawn Marchand (860-481-9850)
with any questions about the events and information included in this E-blast,
or any of our Faith Formation Programs.