Children’s Formation Fall 2022

Sunday Schedule

Sunday Mornings: 10:15am–11:00am
Beginning September 11

Offerings

Special Offering

Sunday Afternoon: 1:00pm–4:00pm
October 23, 2022

Offerings

Weekday Schedule

Monthly on 3rd Wednesday: 7:00pm–8:00pm
September 21, 2022 – May 17, 2023

Offerings

Offering Descriptions

Children’s Chapel
Sundays  | 9:00am – 10:00am | meet on the Labyrinth before the 9:00am service

In-person Children’s Chapel is every Sunday at 9:00 a.m. for children age four years through second grade. This service is designed to introduce children to the traditions of Episcopal worship. During their time together, children gather to hear the Gospel, sing, say the Creed, and share Prayers of the People, returning to their parents in church at the Peace in time for the Eucharist. Children are invited to meet on the Labyrinth before the service or join by following the wooden cross behind the main procession.

Wee Wonder (2 & 3 years-old)
Sundays beginning September 11 | 10:15am – 11:00am | Children’s Classrooms

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Transfiguration offers a Montessori style classroom experience for children 2 or 3 years of age offering a faith formation curriculum designed to provide children not only with knowledge, but also with a sense of belonging and of the love of God. The Wee Wonder curriculum shares God’s love with our youngest children by introducing them to God through song, action rhymes, Bible stores and responsive play. Classroom size is limited so we encourage you to register your child or grandchild as soon as possible.

Godly Play (Pre-K – 5th Grade)
Sundays beginning September 11 | 10:15am – 11:00am | Children’s Classrooms

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Godly Play is a Montessori-based curriculum for children 4 years-old through 5th grade that follows the pattern of Christian worship and our church seasonal calendar. It teaches children religious language through sacred stories, parables and liturgical action, as well as enhances their spiritual experience through wonder and responsive play. Classroom size is limited so we encourage you to register your child or grandchild as soon as possible.

Impact Kids (4th – 5th Grade)
Facilitators: Christy Jump and Estela DaCosta

Every 3rd Wednesday | September 21, 2022 – May 17, 2023| 7:00pm – 8:00pm | Classroom S203

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Kids can make a difference one small action at a time. Fourth & fifth graders are invited to become an Impact Kid. As an Impact Kid our young people are given the opportunity to be ministers of the Gospel. We will empower kids to make a real difference in our community, helping the hungry, cheering up isolated seniors, preventing bulling, and more. We will explore complicated issues like hunger, loneliness, and generosity, helping kids grow as disciples of Christ. Impact Kids will meet on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. starting September 21st.

First Informed Communion Preparation Retreat
Sunday, October 23, 2022 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm | Classroom S203
(registration required by October 6, 2022)

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It is our hope at Transfiguration that children receive Holy Communion when they show a desire to do so and as they receive and become more curious about the mystery of the table they are given an opportunity to participate in our First Informed Communion Retreat & Celebration.

Our First Informed Communion Retreat is designed to help children and their parents connect more deeply with the act of sharing in the Eucharist by providing guided instruction about why we do what we do in worship. At the retreat, we tell the story of the Last Supper to help the children connect our sacred meal with Jesus. Clergy teach about the service, Altar Guild members guide children around the Sacristy, and then children create their own communion chalices. Participating children will celebrate their “first informed communion” on November 6, at the 9:00 a.m. Eucharist, with a reception following in the Memorial Garden.

While we offer this experience for baptized children who are at least six years of age or older please consider their readiness.  If you have a child you would like to participate please register them by October 6th.

Special Note

Godparents & both parents are invited but at least one must accompany the registered child on retreat. Participants are asked to bring a baptismal memento such as a photo, certificate, candle, or stole to the retreat. Childcare is available upon request.

F.I.C. Retreat- 10/23/2022– 1 to 4 p.m. – Starts in Classroom S203

F.I.C. Service & Reception– 11/06/2022 – 9:00 a.m. service