Is your calendar more full now than it used to be? As a culture, we are constantly on the move. Busy-ness spans the generations, from students to retired, every season of life offering endless opportunities for engagement.
Recognizing that many priorities lay claim for our time and attention, Holy Comforter will begin offering christian education for all ages on Sunday mornings this fall. In conversation with vestry, our shared observation is that fewer are able to return another time during the week, yet long for substantive conversation about things that matter.
I'm thankful that days are past when people attended church out of guilt or fear, or because there was nothing else to do on a Sunday morning. We know that when you're here now, it's because you choose to make worship a priority. We want to honor your time by offering substantive Christian formation opportunities as well.
Concretely, this looks like:
- Beginning in August, we will shift our 9 am worship to 8:30 am. 10:45 will remain the same.
- Sunday School for children 4 years through adult will be offered from 9:45-10:30 am. This includes Godly Play classes for Pre-K-2nd, and 3rd -5th, youth group Bible study for 6th-12th, and an adult offering in the chapel. Maglaras Hall will be still be reserved for coffee hour fellowship. Professionally staffed nursery care for 0-3 will be available.
- During 8:30 and 10:45 worship, our nursery care and God's Play Place will continue to be offered for children 0-5. Activity bags, children's Bibles and bulletins will be available in the pews for children 6 and older.
The vestry and I are excited to make this shift, believing that this change to our schedule will create new opportunities to deepen our connections with each other and mature our faith.
I'd appreciate your input on areas you'd be interested in learning. If you'd like to be a part of the planning or teaching team for any of our Sunday School offerings, please reply and let me know!
Grace and peace,