Info to know, things to do:
The goal of all that we do as "ABC" (which stands for Affirmation of Baptism Class, in case you missed it), is to prepare young people to publicly affirm their faith and then to LIVE IT OUT for the rest of their lives. Faith is no head trip, it is active trust in the living God made known to us in Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit.
After the profession of faith using the words of the Apostles Creed, the question asked of each person in a service of Affirmation is:
Do you intend to continue in the covenant God made with you in holy baptism:
to live among God's faithful people,
to hear the word of God and share in the Lord's supper,
to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed,
to serve all people, following the example of Jesus,
and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth?
We hope you will answer: I do, and I ask God to help and guide me.
So, to help you prepare for this big question, we do our best to equip you to learn about and live out your faith, through:
worship, prayer, Bible reading, service, generosity, telling others about Jesus, etc. And we have fun while doing it!
The home is the place where our faith is nurtured and lived out every day.
Parents/grandparents/godparents: it's up to you. But you're not in it alone! The congregation (especially the Family & Youth Ministry Team) and pastors are here to help you!
For starters for the rest of September: just do the Faith5 each night:
Share highs and lows
Read your Bibles together
Talk about your highs/lows/verses
Pray about your highs/lows/world
Bless each other.
Every night before bed. Share. Read. Talk. Pray. Bless.
Use the Taking Faith Home sheets provided every Sunday at worship, and also on the "Learn" tab of this website.
Parents; want to learn more about this process? Get a copy of Holding Your Family Together from Pastor Lindean.
A NEW page is up under "Worship" - all about Advent - check it out!
In Sunday School
CtK's ABC ministry has a three-year rotation of emphases: Old Testament, New Testament, Small Catechism.
2015-2016 is an Old Testament year. The Sunday School topics for the fall are:
9/27 - Creation
10/04 - Fall
10/11 - Suffering
10/18 - Flood
10/25 - Tower of Babel
11/01 - "Beginnings Rewind" = Review
11/08 - The Promise
11/15 - Jacob & Esau
11/22 - Jacob to Israel
11/29 - 12 Sons (possible Christmas program rehearsal)
12/06 - Joseph (possible Christmas program rehearsal)
12/13 - Christmas program rehearsal
12/20 - Christmas program rehearsal - program during worship
12/27 - Christmas Vacation - Intergenerational Christmas Party in the social hall at 9:00am