LOVING GOD’S CHILDREN

SUNDAYS AT ST. GREGORY’S
NURSERY (BIRTH THRU 2 YEARS) 10AM
PRE-K 3 THRU FIFTH GRADE 10AM
WEDNESDAY NIGHT HOLY HAPPY HOUR 6PM


FOR PRE-K3 , PRE-K 4, KINDERGARTEN

We’re excited to introduce Godly Play into our spiritual formation program for children. The Godly Play curriculum is based on the principle that children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps them to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond.

PRE-K3 , PRE-K 4, & K LEADERS

ANNA THOMAS / Godly Play Missioner EMAIL
KRISTEN CHANEY / Sunday School Coordinator EMAIL
ANITA SHERMAN / Sunday School Coordinator EMAIL
THE REV. BEN THOMAS / Clergy Liaison for Sunday School EMAIL
2019-2020 TEACHERS / Silvia Hall, Anna Thomas (parent volunteers assist as needed)


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THE GODLY PLAY PROGRAM

Curriculum for Children’s Formation

Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps them to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play.

VISIT THE GODLY PLAY WEBSITE


FOR ELEMENTARY GRADES 1ST THRU 3RD

First thru third grade children will continue with our very successful Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program.

The Catechesis of the GOOD SHEPHERD is a new way of Christian formation for our children, focused on the personal love and presence of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, and the child’s desire to draw near to God. The essentials of the faith are conveyed through Scripture, liturgy, and a prepared environment in a manner appropriate to the child’s development. Pondering questions and working with the materials nurture a conscious and intimate relationship with God.

1ST THRU 3RD GRADE LEADERS

TERI HEMSTRA-HERNANDEZ / Catechesis Coordinator EMAIL
KRISTEN CHANEY / Sunday School Coordinator EMAIL
ANITA SHERMAN / Sunday School Coordinator EMAIL
THE REV. BEN SHERMAN / Clergy Liaison for Sunday School EMAIL
2019-2020 Catechists: Teri Heemstra-Hernandez, Karen Cottrell, Diane Prator (parent volunteers assist as needed)


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CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD PROGRAM

Catechesis of the GOOD SHEPHERD is a spiritual method of listening and responding to God through the proclamations of the faith, such as the parables, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Mystery of Faith: “Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.” This is facilitated by unique materials for the children to work, including the prayer table, a model altar, a timeline of the Kingdom of God, and a Maxims cabinet.

VISIT THE WEBSITE


FOR GRADES 4 & 5

These grades incorporate the Episcopal Church’s Weaving God’s Promises curriculum along with teacher created and directed activities.

The mission of Weaving God’s Promises is: to teach children and youth how God’s promises of salvation are woven into our lives; to teach children and youth the way of Christ, not only in the church but also in the world as Christ’s ambassadors; to give children and youth a solid grounding for future youth and high-school formation programs, which prepares them for Christian adulthood; and, to foster the spiritual formation and growth of our children and youth in Christ’s love and mercy and to teach the spirit of forgiveness and reconciliation.

GRADES 4 & 5 LEADERS

KRISTEN CHANEY / Sunday School Coordinator EMAIL
ANITA SHERMAN / Sunday School Coordinator EMAIL
THE REV. BEN SHERMAN / Clergy Liaison for Sunday School EMAIL
2019-2020 TEACHERS:  Kristen Chaney, Linda MacLaren, Maria Patton (parent volunteers assist as needed)


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WEAVING GOD’S PROMISES CURRICULUM

Weaving God’s Promises is one program with a shared scope and sequence as well as common Episcopal content. This curriculum explores the Bible stories in creative ways appropriate for this age group.

VISIT THE WEBSITE


MORE ON CHILDREN’S FORMATION?

If you would you would like to learn more about Children’s Formation at St. Gregory’s, please complete the following interest form or contact Anita Sherman by EMAIL or 561-395-8285.

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