Faith Formation: Youth and Adult
- The mission of the Christian Education Committee is to develop, promote, and conduct the teaching and educational life of the congregation. It embraces a variety of educational methods to bring the ministry of the Gospel to the children, youth and adults of our congregation.
Adult Faith Formation
Sundays 9:00-10:00 am Fireside Room – When meeting onsite *
*Adult Faith Formation will be meeting at 11:15 am via Zoom during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Adult Education: The ELCA statement, “Our Calling in Education,” expresses the idea that God calls us to “educate people in the Christian faith for their vocation and to strive with others to ensure that all have access to high-quality education that develops personal gifts and abilities and serves the common good.” This calling is rooted in a Lutheran legacy that values education for all people in both church and society. At Valley of Peace, that means faith formation does not end at 12th grade. We provide an opportunity for adult education and community. Join us Sunday mornings during the school year in the Fireside Room from 9-10 am for Adult education forum.
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 pm At baptism, parents make promises to their children: “… to live with them among God’s faithful people, bring them to the word of God and the holy supper, teach them the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed and the Ten Commandments, place in their hands the holy Scriptures, and nurture them in faith and prayer, so that their children may learn to trust God, proclaim Christ through word and deed, care for others and the world God made, and work for justice and peace.” At their affirmation of baptism, confirmands are asked to make this promise for themselves. The process of preparing students to make these promises takes many forms at Valley of Peace. We have regular classroom time where we discover and explore the Bible, the Ten Commandments, Lutheran theology, and so much more. We also spend one Wednesday a month with our Wildfire partner churches doing service opportunities or having fun out in the community. Our confirmation program also includes time with our adult mentors around tables in conversation.
Fall 2020: After giving families time to settle into new school routines in the month of September, we will be meeting online for a six week “retreat” focusing on self care, mental health, and relationship building. Link to Zoom meeting will be emailed out the week prior. Please email Emilie Moravec with questions.
Wednesdays (6:00-7:00 pm) Zoom Topics
Wed. Oct. 7th: Anxiety
Wed. Oct. 14th: Loss and Gratitude
Wed. Oct. 21st: Self Care Tool Kit
Wed. Oct. 28th: Anger
Wed. Nov. 4th: Stress and Distress
Wed. Nov. 11th: Mindfulness
HS Youth Group (Grade 9-12)
Along with our regularly combined youth group outings, fundraisers, trips, and service opportunities, the high school youth meet once a month on the 3rd Sunday for conversation, Bible study, food, and fellowship around topics of their choosing. We meet from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm leaving plenty of time for homework Sunday night.
Valley of Peace Misconduct and Abuse Prevention Policy
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