Faith FormationWritten by carrie.haines on Sep 17, 2009
Faith unifies the past, present, and future and allows us to become one with God and one with each other. Faith Formation is a process of equipping each other for the faith journey.If you are interested in sharing your gifts of time and talent in any of the programs described below, there are many ways to be involved. So please, feel free to contact Jennie Caldwell at Holy Innocence Parish office. (425-788-1400) or email Jennie@holyinn.org
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
Adult Faith Formation provides opportunities by which people consciously grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer, and study. This year we are offering a 6 week series on the Mass in anticipation of Advent. We will also offer a number of day workshops, retreats and resources for self reflection. As well as an on-line resource for you and your family. If you are interested in this area of ministry, come join the team and be part of planning, helping to provide hospitality or working on publicity for any event.
CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES
Our early childhood program is designed for children 3 years of age through 1st grade and gathers during the Sunday masses. Children explore Bible stories during the year in an atmosphere of fellowship, creativity and fun… with games, art, storytelling, music and prayer and puppets. If you would like to be part of our monthly rotation (lesson plans are done for you) we would love to have you!
In our Going Deeper Program we are building foundations in faith for children 2nd thru 5th grade. We gather every other Sunday from 9:15 until 10:15am. In a Multi—Age level Multi Learning style setting that gathers twice a month. Children explore our Catholic faith, traditions and scriptures…in an atmosphere of fellowship, creativity, prayer and fun! Join us as a small group leader or assist in lesson planning, communication or hospitality.
We use an active, hands-on approach that encourages the youth to EXPLORE topics like: Scripture, and Tradition. Faith: Responding to God’s invitation to be in relationship. In addition, the youth will EXPLORE their God Given “Strengths”, EXPLORE new friendships and build on relationships that are already formed.
Gatherings will include a shared meal and fun conversations, games, prayer, music, presentations, discussions, videos and even crafts. Our sessions will be filled with exploration and fun and you won’t want to miss even one!
Our continue to explore their faith in an active and fun way. Your gifts in listening, acceptance and being willing to share faith, a ready smile and an open heart….also, session planning, small group leaders and hospitality are all needed.
For our senior high youth, there are also opportunities within the parish to be active in many of our on going parish ministries. Young people participate in helping at the Food Pantry, gardening and being a part of the “Holy Mowers” group, participating in our amazing Choirs at both the 8 am and 10:30 am Mass, just to name a few. In addition, our young people are invited to participate in Archdiocesan sponsored youth activities like the annual Youth Convention, retreats, camps and leadership and service opportunities through out the year. Again, YOUR gifts in listening, acceptance and being willing to share faith, a ready smile and an open heart….also, session planning, small group leaders and hospitality, publicity and music are all desired.
Summer Vacation Bible Camp
A summer kids’ event called SKY HI will be hosted here at the parish in July 9 – 13, 2012 from 10 am until 1 pm each day. Camp this year is being offered for children 1st to 5th grade this fall. Children participate in Bible-learning activities, sing, play teamwork-building games, dig into yummy treats, experience Bible adventures, and create crafts they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Interested? Too many ways to list to get involved but there is room for everyone and a way for everyone to help!
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