Christian Formation for St. Thomas' Young Parishioners
Feasting on the Word for younger children
Feasting on the Word is a lectionary-based Sunday School curriculum. Children from Grades 1 through 5 have a lesson on the Gospel reading of the week, and usually a fun hands-on activity. Lessons take place in the Library at the start of the Sunday 10:00am service. Students join their families in church for Communion. The last fall class will be at the end of November, and spring term begins on January 14. Our teachers are Jenny Brouillet, Pat McKibben, and Elise Whitley.
Truthseekers for older children
St. Thomas' is adding a new class for middle- and high-school students, which has three parts: an overview of the Bible using The Bible Project videos in the fall, a practical theology class, which tackles the big questions kids have about their faith and how to apply it to everyday life, and a monthly community service activity. This class will take place in the Founders' Room at 9am between the 8:00 and 10:00 Sunday services starting Sunday, September 10.
Teachers: Gina and Mike White
9/10 - Overview: What is the Bible and The Story of the Bible
9/17 - Community service: video on justice
9/24 - Learning Faith through Harry Potter class #1
10/1 - Blessing of the Pets/St. Francis Feast Day/Animal Fair
10/8 - Community service project
10/15 - Class cancelled
10/22 - Torah (part 1): video 1 on Genesis 1-11 and video 2 on Genesis 12-50
10/29 - Learning Faith through Harry Potter class #2
11/5 - Torah (part 2): video on the law
11/12 - Prophets and Writings video 1 on the Prophets, video 2 on Solomon
11/19 - Gospels: Jesus is both the messenger of the Good News and the fulfillment of God’s new covenant, restoring our relationship and bringing us to the kingdom of God. We'll compare Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John, and highlight how they connected the promises and prophecies from the Old Testament and will watch How to Read the Gospel.
11/26 - Letters to Churches, and watch videos on New Testament Letters Historical Context and Literary Context. We vote on the questions we want to discuss in the spring semester Apologetics class.
December classes will be used to prepare for the Christmas pageant.
Truthseekers' class will resume on Sunday, January 14.
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
1200 Snell Isle Blvd NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Sunday Worship Schedule
8:00am - Spoken Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:00am - Choral Holy Eucharist, Rite II