Faith Formation at Home
Social Distancing can be tough on families and individuals. Finding the right balance during the day can help, and so we are committed to providing meaningful resources for Faith Formation in the Home! Check back often to see what's new.
Adult Faith Formation
PASTORS BOOK CLUB: This may be a great time to read the Pastors’ Book Club selection for April, Aging Matters: Finding Your Calling for the Rest of Your Life, by R. Paul Stevens. You can order it online, or contact Pastor Lauren to be added to the list for our group order. We'll gather either in person or via Zoom on May 27th, 2020 to discuss. More information will be coming soon.
Prayer and Worship in our Homes, is a video course that is free to all users. It's an opportunity to "Grow closer to Christ even when you can't be in church. Learn more about the practice of prayer in its many forms from an array of studied experts."
Our Sunday School class on the ELCA Faith Lens Blog will gather on Sunday Mornings at 9:00am via Zoom. Click the image, or follow this link to access the class: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84731416878
Our 40 Day Journey Sunday School class will gather on Sunday Mornings at 9:30am via Zoom. Click the image, or follow this link to access the class:
Augsburg Fortress offers Christ in Our Home daily devotionals online.
Children and Families Faith Formation
Here is a Google Drive folder with resources for families and faith formation at home during the month of May! You'll find folders with Coloring Sheets, Guides to Reading Bible Stories together, and more!
Join us on Sunday Mornings via Zoom for many Faith Formation opportunities for Children and Youth! At 9:00am, the 8th Grade Girls' Bible Study and our Confirmation Class meets in special Zoom Breakout Rooms. At 10:15am, before the full group Coffee Hour, there will be Children's Story Time with Ms. Diane! Join us Digitally Sunday Mornings!
From Pastor Lauren's Children's Message on 4/26/2020, you or your family can participate in an Agapé Meal at home! See a Guide for Individuals HERE or for Families HERE.
There is a wonderful resource for families called Pandemic Hope, a daily devotional for 7 weeks that has a daily bible reading and activity for families and children to do together. Download a PDF HERE.
Great Resources are available from Milestone Ministry HERE
Spark Bible Stories to Read with your children are available HERE. (If you don't have access to a Spark Bible, contact Diane Bayer)
Here's a great resource for Sunday School at Home! Each week Sunday school curriculum developer (and former summer camp Arts and Crafts director) Dr. Dawn Rundman and her family will host Family Sunday School. Each episode presents a lesson based on Lectionary readings that families can watch together. The Bible story, illustrations, and other content are based on Spark: Activate Faith Lectionary Sunday school lessons. Find the Curriculum HERE