Christian Faith Formation (or Christian Education) is defined in the Episcopal Church “lifelong growth in the knowledge, service, and love of God as followers of Christ…informed by Scripture, Tradition, and Reason.” The Reverend Dr. Pamela Dolan suggested this definition: “Christian formation is a lifelong process, occurring in community, that shapes you into the person God created you to be.”
At Holy Family, we offer a variety of Christian formation classes for all ages in the sanctuary during the hour prior to worship. These classes aren't about attending school or checking boxes on God's list. This is the place and time to dig deep and learn new things; and to engage your heart and intellect as you explore your own faith and beliefs. Please join us from 9:45 - 10:20 am. For more information on upcoming Christian formation gatherings, please see the descriptions below.
January & February - Exploring the Episcopal Tradition
The Episcopal tradition, like every other Christian tradition, is founded on the affirmation that Jesus Christ is Lord. But what does it mean, specifically to be an Episcopalian. How are we different than other faith traditions? How are we the same? What binds us together as a part of the world-wide Anglican community? Six sessions are being offered as part of a preparation course for those seeking to be confirmed, received, or reaffirmed when Bishop José McLoughlin visits us on Sunday, February 26, 2023. However, the questions and conversation may prove helpful to long-time members and seekers alike, as a means of deepening our understanding of who we are and what we are about. All are welcome to join us.
Please join us on Sundays 9:45-10:20 --
January 8 - Episcopal Beliefs: The nature of God and the place of skepticism in the Church
January 15 - Episcopal Beliefs: Prayer and the Afterlife
January 29 - Scripture
February 5 - The Book of Common Prayer
February 12 - Sacraments
February 19 - The Episcopal Church