Lifelong Faith Formation
They all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ. –1 Corinthians 10:4
The church is the only true Cross + Generational community available to most children in our society today. It is the only place where all six living generations gather together every week under the same roof.
Placed together on regular occasions, the elder and the child add beauty, depth, wonder, insight, and humor to the faith formation process. Together with all the ages and stages, this sacred place in time and space enriches the lives of the entire worshipping community in surprising, sustaining ways.
Sustaining us in God’s grace, each Sunday we share the table of Communion with one other – wrinkles and wiggles –together.
When our church family gathers to decorate cookies in February, plant veggies in the garden during spring, pack school kits in September, and pack Thanksgiving boxes at the Food Bank; we’re living out what it means to do God’s Work with Our Hands. When the youngest among us lead worship at Christmastime, dance with glow sticks at Epiphany, or find eggs at Easter, we know that we’re teaching them the rhythm of the Church Year. When our youth lead worship, take trips, and eat pizza, we’re giving them opportunities to deepen their faith. Even the silliness of VBS or the playfulness of the church picnic helps us build faith-based relationships.
Allison Pate, Director