When we study the Bible and pray, we are drawn more deeply into God’s own saving story, a story that continues today!
We believe that Christian education and growth should be a lifelong endeavor–not just one reserved for the kids. We invite all adults to join us in the journey to enrich our ongoing Christian education by attending one or all of our adult education programs. Feel free to drop in any time and no prior Bible experience is required!
Education Opportunities for Adults
Thursday Morning Lectionary Study
Every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in the Undercroft.
Take a look at the upcoming Sunday’s scripture readings. The Thursday Morning Bible Study is led by members of the congregation.
Discipleship Small Groups
Once per month, various days
Those who participate will be able to meet Jesus and learn the unforced rhythms of grace in a way beyond the Sunday morning experience. The groups will do this through prayer, scripture reading, and learning some of the main elements of our faith together. Once per month on two different days. Contact Pastor Kate.
“Racial Justice and Faith” Small Group Bible Study
We will will meet every other week or monthly, depending on group members’ schedules, and will start by reading Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism, by Drew G.I. Hart. Contact Pastor Yvette for more information.
Children and Youth
Register here for Sunday School and Confirmation classes in the 2017-2018 school year:Register Now
Sunday School – Age 3 – 5th Grade
Sunday School for children is at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday, September through May. Children can be dropped off in the Sunday School rooms, in the church’s preschool area, downstairs from the Fellowship Hall. Children experience God through music, loving teachers, and a Bible-based, age-appropriate curriculum designed just for them! At around 10:15 a.m., the children join their families for Holy Communion and the conclusion of the 9:45 service.
First Communion Classes
During first communion classes, we explore the meaning and history of communion, what it means to forgive and be forgiven, and what happens when we share this special meal each Sunday. We meet twice, once on a Sunday, and the following Saturday, when we bake the bread that will be used for communion in worship the next day. The children then receive their first communion at the 11:00 a.m. service. If you would like for your child to participate, please email Pastor Yvette.
Confirmation, 6th – 8th Grade
In the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), confirmation ministry aims to help a student identify more deeply with the Christian community and participate more fully in its mission. Faith’s Confirmation program is for students in the 6th-8th grades and includes monthly classes, weekend retreats, a week-long summer camp shared with other students from the DC Metro and Delaware-Maryland Synods, service projects, and more.
Monthly Confirmation classes are typically held on the 3rd Sundays of every month, from 3 – 5:30 p.m. For more information about Confirmation, please contact Pastor Yvette.
Vacation Bible School
Every summer, Faith hosts a week-long, half-day Vacation Bible School program for children in Pre-K (potty-trained) through 5th grade. VBS is staffed by members of the church and parent volunteers, and brings the stories of the Bible to life through songs, crafts, games and other hands-on learning activities.