Christian Formation is an integral part of life at St. Dunstan’s. In addition to worship, it is comprised of Sunday morning church school, a Children’s Chapel, a bi-annual Confirmation class, Youth Group and Vacation Bible school. For adults, there are occasional Lenten and other seasonal offerings.
Programs are run by volunteers with guidance from the Director of Christian Formation and over sight by the Christian Formation Steering Team, a ministry team dedicated to the prayerful formation of our children and youth throughout their life and ministry at St. Dunstan’s, with our goal being to best equip them for Christian life outside of their homes, on college campuses and in the workforce.
St. Dunstan’s Sunday morning church school is held from 9:00-9:55 am, enabling our children and volunteers to attend worship together at 10:00 am.
We have two curricula:
Godly Play for children aged 4 years old to 2nd grade; and
Spark for children in grades 3-6
But St. Dunstan’s Sunday morning programs are more than these two classes. In addition to the children who attend Godly Play and Spark and their teachers, we have youth helpers in our classrooms. As they do not have a Sunday morning program of their own, these volunteer youth come to assist in the Christian Formation of our younger parishioners, and in turn, form themselves. We are grateful to those who have helped in the past and welcome others to join us.
Most Sundays during the 10:00 am service, there is a Children’s Chapel . Children ages 3 and up are invited to go downstairs before the First Reading for their own liturgy and prayers; they then return at the Peace so that we may come together to celebrate Eucharist as a whole community.
For information on our other programs, please click on the following links: