Formation: Are you being formed?

Email the ministry leader at: formation@allsaintsmd.org

Mission:

The mission of Christian Formation at All Saints' is to encourage life-long spiritual growth for all ages.

Goals:

Sunday Formation Hour:

Christian Formation for all ages meets on Sunday Mornings during "Formation Hour" from 10 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. in various locations. An additional 'early bird' adult formation class is held at 9 a.m.

Click "Learn More" for class listings and registration information.

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Sacramental Formation

Baptisms

We offer the sacrament of Holy Baptism multiple times a year: Easter Vigil, Pentecost, the Sunday following All Saints Day, the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, when a bishop is present, and usually once during Ordinary time.

Contact the church office to learn more about baptism and register for the preparation class.

Communion Instruction

In years past, All Saints' has held a Communion Instruction class to help prepare children for the reception of Communion. Although now, this teaching is incorporated in both of our Children Formation curricula. In Godly Play and Weaving God's Promises, children learn about the significance of the Last Supper, Holy Eucharist, and even bake their very own Communion bread.

During Lent, all the Children Formation classes will be baking Communion bread. Their homemade bread will be offered up for Eucharist during the 11 a.m. worship service.

Confirmation

We offer the sacrament of Confirmation, Reception, and Reaffirmation depending upon when the Bishop visits. Contact the church office to find out when the next Confirmation will take place, and to register for Confirmation Class.

Adult Formation

Early Birds

Early Birds is our newest class offered for those early risers. Immediately following the 8 o'clock service, this group meets in the Parish Hall for a variety of presentation and discussion based series.

Forum of Faith

The Forum of Faith offers scripturally grounded lectures and discussions on various topics throughout the year, coinciding with the liturgical seasons, and is held during the 10 a.m. Formation Hour.

Nursery Care

Nursery Care is available for children up to age three during the Christian Formation hour, for parents who are attending classes. The nursery is open to children through age six during the 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.

Children's Formation

Children's Formation classes, traditionally referred to as "Sunday School," are held for children age three through sixth grade on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m., during Formation Hour.

To register your child, download and complete the Children's Registration form. Return the completed form to Rev. Jessica in the church office.

Nursery Care

Nursery Care is available to children up to age three during the Christian Formation hour, for parents who are attending classes. The nursery is open to children through age six during the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Download Nursery Registration form

Preschool through Second Grade

Godly Play, an experiential approach to religious education for children, is offered for children in pre-school through second grade. Their classrooms are located in the main office hallway (near the nursery).

Third through Sixth Grade

Weaving God's Promises, one of the latest Episcopal Curriculums, is offered for children in third through sixth grade. Their classrooms are located in the Court Street building.

In addition to the core curriculums, the children participate in outreach projects and special events such as the Parade of Saints, Mardi Gras, visiting the Record Street Home (an assisted living facility), and an end-of-year celebration.

Summer Camp: Vacation Bible School

All Saints' VBS is a week-long experience of fun, prayer, and friendship held at the Bishop Claggett Center.

Children entering kindergarten through entering 7th grade are invited to be campers. Youth entering 8th grade through entering 12th grade are invited to be Jr. Counselors. Adults are encouraged to volunteer and be part of the fun!

Youth Formation

Youth Formation consists of Sunday morning Formation classes and monthly Youth Events. To register your youth for Formation classes, download and complete the Youth Registration form . Return the completed form to Rev. Jessica in the church office.

Jr. High Class

The "Jr. High" class is for youth in seventh through ninth grades, and meets on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m., during Formation Hour. This class explores spirituality through the lens of current events and issues teens face today.

Sr. High Class

The "Sr. High" class is for youth in tenth through twelfth grades, and meets on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m., during Formation Hour. This class helps our older teens transform into young adult Christians living in today's world.

Youth Events

Youth Events are held monthly for all youth in Middle School and in High School. Our monthly events include gatherings such as: lock-ins, service projects, retreats, youth worship services, talent shows, and more! Check out our monthly newsletter, Saints' Alive! for more details on scheduled youth events.

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