The Forum on October 27, 2019 Creeds: Meanings and Alternatives
The Nicene Creed has been a standard of faith since 325 AD. Yet its original historical context and ancient Greek vocabulary can make parts of this creed seem not as relevant for Christians today. Some Episcopal churches are experimenting with different creeds – some ancient and some modern. Join Mark Stanley to explore the concept of creeds as our congregation prepares to try some other creeds for a trial period. 9:30-10:20 a.m. at The Grand, next door to the church.
Good News: On kick off Sunday, September 15th, our Christian formation programs hosted 92 participants, including 57 children and youth, and 35 adults.
On Sunday mornings, we have programs for the youth and children in our congregation. For Sunday School and Youth Group, children are invited to arrive no later than 9:25 a.m. in the undercroft for the Opening Ritual. Then youth and children will transition into their rooms until 10:20 a.m. when parents should pick them up. The first seven weeks of the program year we will be focusing on the six pillars in the Character Counts Program: fairness, caring, citizenship, trustworthiness, respect, and responsiblity. Children’s Worship, from 10:35-11:00 a.m. in the undercroft, gathers young children and their parents for songs led by Joe Smith and good news shared by the clergy. At 11:00 the whole group goes back upstairs to join the rest of the congregation for communion.