Christian Formation

"Christian Formation" is a churchy term for something which is also known as Sunday School -- except it's not just for children! We believe that we all have room to grow in our faith. Here's what Emmanuel currently has planned...

Children through 5th Grade

Our new venture is called "Children's Church" and will be held on the first and the third Sunday of the month during the 10am service. After the opening hymn, the children will be excused to go to the classroom with their teachers to do a project related to the Bible readings of the day. This is usually something arts-and-craftsy. The kids will come back in time to join their families for Communion. For those worshiping online, there is a Zoom link available for Children's Church.

Confirmation Class

Our youth Confirmation Class is small but mighty! We expect to start a new one in the Fall of 2024.

First Communion

While we do not require children to attend a First Communion class in order to receive the bread and wine, we offer this class periodically in order to help them understand what happens during the service. It is designed for children around 1st Grade. 

Adult Formation

No prior knowledge is assumed for any of our discussion topics. It is held after the 10am service on Sunday morning (so approximately 11:15am). Please contact us for a Zoom link if you are unable to attend in-person. 

Fall Formation: Hazardous Saints    Formation will be back on September 17th!

We'll spend Sept & October meeting six Christian “saints” who risked all for the sake of the gospel. Like Jesus, each of the featured leaders were change agents in their times: the Subversive Bridge-Builder, Barnabas (Sept 17); the Tightrope Walker, Thomas Cranmer (Sept 24); the Persevering Prophet, Sojourner Truth (October 1); the Lovable Rebel, Francis of Assisi (October 8); the Idealistic Realist, Dorothy Day (October 15); and the People’s Voice, Oscar Romero (October 22). What were their lives like - and what lessons might they have for us as disciples and leaders? Join us to spend some time in the company of these saints. Starting September 17, join us at 11:15am in Beaudway Hall and live on Zoom.