Christian Formation

Education for grades 1-5 is presented on Sunday mornings during the 10:30 am service. Children come to the service until they are excused for Sunday School. There are also three youth groups, adult formation and nursery. We have Vacation Bible School in the summer. Check out our Bible Study and our Lenten Series.

Christian formation is central to our mission here at Epiphany to manifest Christ’s love to the world.

Christian Formation Commission Chair:
Heidi Hathaway
(763) 533-5382

We have educational and spiritual opportunities for people of all ages on Sunday mornings and during the week.

Sunday School
Youth Group
Adult membership classes
Nursery care
Vacation Bible School
Thursday morning Bible study
Via Media
Education for Ministry
Men’s group
Women of Epiphany
Lenten series

Sunday School
From preschool through sixth grade, from September through May, with dedicated teachers, children learn and grow in Christ through bible stories, activities, crafts and more. Classes meet Sundays from 9:30 to 10:15.

Youth Group
We have three youth groups all following the Journey to Adulthood curriculum in a two year cycle. Rite 13 is for 6th and 7th grades. They meet on Sunday mornings and sometimes on other nights. J2A (Journey to Adulthood) is for 8th and 9th grades and meets on Sunday mornings and sometimes at other times for special occasions. The YAC group is for 10th-12th grades and they meet at various times and places. They organize and participate in a mission trip every other year.

Youth Confirmation Class
The years of J2A youth group (8th and 9th grade) are also the years when our teenagers participate in confirmation class. The second year of J2A involves an additional confirmation class one Wednesday per month during the school year. Confirmation takes place in the Fall after a wonderful pilgrimage trip during the Summer.

Adult Membership Class
We have classes every year for people who want to become members of our church. They take place in the Fall and in the Spring. Check with the church office and on our web site for dates and times. A confirmation service by the bishop takes place at St. Mark’s Cathedral every Fall and Spring for people wanting to become Episcopalian.

Nursery Care
Our nursery is open from 9 to noon every Sunday morning for infants through age three. The adult staff and teen helpers are there to keep your little ones safe and happy.

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School takes place for one week every Summer, Monday through Friday. Every year we have an exciting adventure and learn a lot about God and the Bible. Children up to age 11 are invited to participate and many adult volunteers make this a memorable week for all.

Check out great books, videos and DVDs from our professionally run library here at Epiphany. It is located just off our main gathering area in the narthex.

Thursday Morning Bible Study
Covering a wide range of topics and books of the bible, our Thursday Morning Bible Study group is a great place to grow in spirit! We meet every Thursday morning from 9:30 to 11:00 AM from September through May. Come and join us!

Via Media
The basics of being Episcopalian come alive with this class. Videos showing people from Episcopal churches around the country relate different issues and how we respond to them as Episcopalians. Great for new and long-time members alike! Check with the office to see when this class will next be offered.

Education for Ministry
Education For Ministry provides Continuing Education Credits to its participants. Meeting Monday nights from September to May, this four year curriculum covers the basics of the Old and New Testaments, church history, liturgy and theology. Deepen your faith and gain confidence as a lay minister in the Church. There is a tuition charged, but financial help is available.

Men’s Group
Our men’s group meets the third Saturday of the month, from September through May, in the church fellowship hall from 8:00 to 10:00 am. Prayer, study and support are shared by men of all ages, and breakfast is served!

Women of Epiphany
Our women’s group also meets for fellowship and programs on the 3rd Saturday of every month, from September to May, 10:00 to 11:30 am. All women are invited to come.

Lenten Series
During Lent we meet every Wednesday night from 6 to 7:30 pm for worship, meals and study. This program is a wonderful way to get in shape spiritually for a very Holy Lent.

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