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We are excited to announce that St. Alban's Sunday school implemented “Weaving God’s Promises,” a comprehensive, three-year Christian education curriculum developed and written exclusively for the Episcopal Church.(http://www.weavinggodspromises.org/).  

Weaving God’s Promises was developed by an Episcopal clergy member named Joanna Leiserson.  It incorporates the elements of education, worship, and service into a creative and spiritually nurturing curriculum that allows flexibility of class size and age groups as it captures the essence of the Episcopal tradition and the study of God’s word to us as his followers.  In the introduction to the curriculum, the authors of Weaving God’s Promises state “we hope to foster the spiritual formation and growth of our children in Christ’s love and mercy, to teach the spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation, and to send our children out into the world as Christ’s ambassadors.”

 

Weaving God’s Promises is a Christian education program for children ages 3 to 11. The curriculum was developed and written exclusively for the Episcopal Church and is organized into a three year cycle. It’s titled Weaving God’s Promises after the process of faith formation in which we learn how God’s promises of salvation are inextricably woven into our lives.

The goal of Weaving God’s Promises is to teach children the way of Christ, not only in the church but also in the world, and to give them a solid grounding for future youth formation programs, which in turn will prepare them for Christian adulthood.

Weaving God’s Promises provides children with basic knowledge of Church teachings in the three elements essential to the practice of our faith. Each is dependent on the other in order for the faith to stand firmly:

  1. Christian education
  2. Worship
  3. Service

What areas are covered in Weaving God’s Promises to help build this faith foundation?

  1. Holy Scripture - the great stories of the Old and New Testaments are the core of the lessons, with special emphasis on the life and teachings of Jesus
  2. The Church - the curriculum includes information about church history, seasons of the Church year, church practices, use of The Book of Common Prayer, our Anglican and Episcopal tradition, the principal sacraments of our Church: Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist
  3. Christian Living - applying Christian principles to our lives as essential to faith. Includes the principles and practices of: prayer, outreach and service, Christian ethics, and contemporary issues

Other than Bible stories, what else is part of the core material?
The following special themes are incorporated into the schedule:

• Church seasons - lessons on Advent, Epiphany, Lent and Easter are included at the beginning of their respective seasons
• Special holidays and feast days - Lessons for these days are placed at the beginning of the seasons in which the dates fall
• The church and its sacraments - Lessons cover the Anglican and Episcopal faith tradition, including the church, its ministries and the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist -- excerpted from

[excerpted from www.weavinggodspromises.org]

September 21, 2017

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Sunday, Sept. 10th, 2017

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9:30 AM

 


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