What to expect
Everyone of every faith is welcome to come visit and worship with us at either the 8 am or 10 am service to see what a warm and welcoming group we are. We offer communion at each service and all baptized Christians of every denomination are invited to partake. Join us for a cup of coffee and snacks after each service. We have greeters and ushers to help you and answer your questions.
Our Sunday schedule is a combination of worship services, a Christian education program for ages three through adult, and nursery care for infants from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Holy Eucharist: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Christian Education/Adult Forum and Sunday School: 9 a.m.
We offer childcare for infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds every Sunday from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in one of our preschool classrooms located on the basement level. All classrooms are a safe, age-appropriate space.
Ages 3-12 (Up to Grade 5)
Each level of the child’s work explores the fundamental theme of covenant, God’s call and our response, as reflected in the Bible and as lived in liturgy.
At Level I the 3-6 year-olds have the capacity to receive and enjoy the most essential elements of our faith: the mysteries of the Kingdom of God, the announcement of God’s love given for us in the person of Jesus, the Good Shepherd.
At Level II the 6-9 year-olds focus on the image of the True Vine, deepening their relationship with God, family, friends and the larger community as they prepare for and celebrate communion, broadening their understanding of Mass.
At Level III the 9-12 year-olds listen to the Old Testament, following the history of God’s plan for salvation, linking all people together in communion. They begin to ask, "What is the Reign of God, and what is my place in it?" It is a primary question which lays the foundation for a lifetime commitment to God.
The first two years (Grades 6-7 or 7-8) celebrate the individuality of each young teen and their creative potential, while exploring Biblical stories of God and God’s people. The Rite-13 liturgy (Celebration of Manhood and Womanhood) is the community expression of this and serves as a rite of passage from childhood towards adulthood.
The next segment (Grades 8-9 or 9-10) helps teens create and understand the importance of Christian community as they develop critical thinking and other skills they will need in adulthood. The end of J2A is marked with a spiritual pilgrimage that is often a life-changing experience for the group.
This mentor-based program helps older teens (Grades 11 and 12) discern and carry out a ministry within their church or in the larger community. Vocation and development of a personal credo are also emphasized. A final rite of passage sends them out into the world as ambassadors of Christ.