Christian Formation

We are back in session!

Christian formation is meeting virtually this year. You can join either Rite 13 or Adult Forum via Zoom on Wednesdays from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm. Godly Play zoom is on Wednesday’s from 6:00 pm- 6:30 pm. For questions regarding Rite 13 please contact Susanne D’Angelo at 270-816-4024. For questions regarding Godly Play please contact Angie Mills at 270-350-2833. Barbara Wysock is the contact for Adult Forum 270-875-7664. Scroll down for more information on each class.

Godly Play Virtual Meeting Information & Parent Resources

Godly Play Meetings Information: Parent Packet

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Lent and Easter Parent Resources

Starting September 16th ,Godly Play will begin on Wednesday night’s at 6pm via zoom. Sharon and I are looking forward to seeing all the kids in our virtual setting! Parents, we will keep the session to about 30 minutes each night. We will gather, I will share a story and wondering questions, we will pray, and the children will “work” on their own. Those with Godly Play experience may want to “feast” with their family. Janie is preparing work materials for each child. Please contact her if your child plans to participate. This class is for children ages 5-12. Parents are welcome to listen. There will be two safeguarded adults on each meeting. Our first session on the 16th will be a welcome back session without a story so there will be time for everyone to share and ask questions. Once the children are dismissed on the 16th there will be time for parents to join the conversation and ask questions. Details about the zoom meeting will be available in September. Contact me with any questions.

God’s Peace,

Angie Mills

Meeting Password: GodlyPlay

Zoom Meeting ID: 867 5688 2388

Godly Play
Godly Play
The result of a lifetime of research and practice by theologian, author and educator The Rev. Dr.
Jerome Berryman, the Godly Play® method is a curriculum of spiritual practice exploring the mystery of God’s presence in our lives. The Godly Play curriculum engages what is most exciting about religious education: God inviting us into—and pursuing us in the midst of—Scripture and spiritual experience. Godly Play practice teaches us to listen for God and to make authentic and creative responses to God’s call in our lives.
Godly Play is a creative, imaginative approach to Christian formation and spiritual guidance.
Godly Play has a foundation of 40+ years of research and practice.
Godly Play values process, openness, discovery, community and relationships.
Godly Play models the worship life, stories, symbols and rituals of Christian congregations.
Godly Play allows practitioners to make relevant and personal theological meaning.
Godly Play nurtures participants to larger dimensions of belief and faith through wondering and play.
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Rite 13

Rite 13 celebrates the beginning of the journey to Adulthood. These youth formation classes explore faith, society, ethics, spirituality, and mission. Our youth also participate in Deanery and Diocesan youth events.

Parents and Students,
I am so excited that our Christian Formation Classes are resuming in September! Although they will be on Wednesday evenings and remotely, it will be good to get back to our studies.
We will continue our Rite 13 lessons – Understanding Millennium Development Goals, beginning with Compassion and Acts of Mercy. We will also continue to learn the books of the Bible, what section of the Bible they are in, and where to find them in the Bible.
I hope you (my students) are as excited as I am about learning what God wants us to do and be, for Him!
God’s Peace,
Susanne

Zoom Meeting ID: 842 0489 7597

Meeting Password: Rite13

The Adult Forum

Love is the Way Adult Forum Book Study

We will study Bishop Michael Currie’s recent book, Love is the Way, for Adult Forum on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 pm, April 7 to May 12. Love is the Way offers a message of hope, inviting readers to embark on a journey of living the way of love. The study guide we will use is designed to lead small groups in a six-week journey of reflecting on the stories and thoughts of Bishop Curry to discover the gifts God has given us to live the way of love and bring hope to the world. You will be able to participate in Adult Forum even if you do not read the book or get behind in your reading!

Book Order: If you want Janie Green to order you a copy of the book, please contact her as soon as possible via email at stjohnsmurray@gmail.com or calling the church office (270-753-6908), otherwise it is available from most booksellers. If Janie orders you a copy, the book costs $17.33 and if you are able, please contribute that amount to the church. (The book is also available in Kindle format.)

Study Guide: The study guide is available in pdf format by contacting Janie at the church office or Barbara Wysock (email bwysock217@gmail.com). If you need a paper copy, please contact Janie at the church office.

Zoom Meeting Information: The Zoom meeting information is below and can also be found on the St. John’s website under Christian Formation – Adult Forum.

Meeting ID: 876 3164 1175

Passcode: AForum

Contact Barbara Wysock at email bwysock217@gmail.com or phone 270-875-7664 with any questions about Adult Forum.