Faith Formation at St. Peter's Church

Faith formation seeks to help people:
—Grow in their relationship with God for the whole of life
—Live as disciples of Jesus at home, at work, in the community, and in the world
—Develop an understanding of the Bible and their faith tradition
—Deepen their spiritual life and practices
—Engage in service and mission to the world
—Participate in the life and ministries of their faith community
— John Roberto, Generations Together
 

Faith formation, or the forming of people as disciples of Jesus Christ, is a lifelong journey.  So, we offer a variety of programs to help equip people of all ages for this journey.  The Episcopal Church's Charter for Lifelong Christian Formation tells us that God invites us to enter a life of prayerful worship and continuous learning.  He also inspires us to develop new learning experiences and equip disciples for life in this world.  Finally, God transforms us into a loving community who witnesses to the love of God as we strive to do the work Jesus calls us to do. In doing so we develop a faith of the head, the heart, and the hands.  Join us as we live out our baptismal vows as a community of faith!

 

Children at St. Peter's

St. Peter's offers a variety of programs for children of all ages, in church, after church, and at home!  If you are interested in having your child baptized at St. Peter's, we are here to answer questions.  Children are welcome here! Click a button below to learn more!

Families & Adults

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and we know that people have different formation needs at different stages of life. Whether you are looking for personal formation or caring for an entire family, we have resources to help you on your journey.

Confirmation & Youth

For older children our confirmation program is a two-year, dynamic experience, usually for students in 7th & 8th grade.  For high school students, our youth group meets regularly for prayer, service, and fellowship. Check out our programs below!

Faith at Home & Church 

We love to see you at church, and we offer lots of activities there, like LIFE 2.0.  We also know that real faith is formed in the home, too.  Check our pages below--we can equip you to be a leader in your family's formation!


Upcoming Events:

LIFE 2.0 Celebrating Your Baptism
January 7 / 11:30 am / Parish Hall
Join us for our all-ages faith formation gathering this month as we celebrate the baptism of Jesus by learning about our own baptisms! We will look at the ritual and symbols of baptism, and remember our five baptismal vows. 

St. Peter's Annual Meeting
January 28 / 9:30 am / Combined Worship Service followed by Potluck

Our annual meeting kicks off with a combined worship service at 9:30 am, followed by elections for new vestry members and delegates to convocation and diocesan convention. After the vote, we head up to the Parish Hall for a delicious potluck brunch and reports from our various ministries. This is a vibrant event that sums up life at St. Peter's--all are welcome!

LIFE 2.0 Stories from the Book of Genesis
February 4 / 11:30 am / Parish Hall

Our all-ages faith formation event for February focuses on the Book of Genesis. Join us as we learn about some of the Bible's greatest people and events, like the Creation, Noah's Ark, and Abraham.

Ash Wednesday
February 14 / noon and 7:30 pm / Worship

All are invited to observe a Holy Lent at Ash Wednesday services at St. Peter's.

A Lenten LIFE 2.0 Event: Music & Worship
February 25, March 4, March 11 and March 18 / 11:30 am / Parish Hall & Church

For Lent, we will be exploring the rich Anglican tradition of music in our worship services. Each week, a different music ministry will present information and examples of their different contributions to our varied and beautiful worship tradition! 
February 25: Bell Choirs
March 4: Organ
March 11: Peter's Rock
March 18: St. Peter's Choir

LIFE 2.0 Journey through Holy Week and Pysanky Workshop*
March 25 / 11:30 am / Parish Hall & Classroom A

As Lent draws to a close, join us for our 2nd annual Pysanky Workshop in the Parish Hall (for adults and older teens). Younger children will gather downstairs in Classroom A for our annual Journey through Holy Week as we prepare for the days leading up to Jesus' resurrection on Easter. 
* Pre-registration required.