The mission of Christian Education at Good Shepherd is to join with children and youth in worshiping God, while guiding them in their faith journey, as we deepen our own faith, and together create disciples of Jesus Christ.
Registration Sunday & Blessing of the Backpacks
September 10, 9:45 – 1:00
We are excited and ready to kick off another great year with our amazing kids at Good Shepherd. All are welcome in our Sunday school classes, and we encourage you to register your child on September 10th. We encourage children to bring their backpacks to be blessed by Fr. Jay, where they’ll also get a small gift to remind them God is with them every day they are at school. Everyone is then invited outside for a special event filled with fun, games, and food.
Fall Kick Off
All Hallows Eve / All Saint’s Day Celebration
Advent Wreath Making
Children’s Christmas Service
Lenten Devotional and Donation Drive
Good Friday Children’s Event
Summer Church School
Participate in Worship: Church School takes place during the first half of the Sunday service; while the scripture is being read a sermon is being given the children are receiving similar instruction, but on their level. After, children and teachers come in for Eucharist. Children are also encouraged to be active in worship through our acolyte program.
Biblical Literacy: We begin by teaching the stories in the Bible and thinking about what they teach us. We then learn to interpret these stories and apply them to our own lives.
Spiritual Community: We form a community of love and acceptance. We help each other grow in faith.
Learn to Serve: Christian Education participates in outreach programs. Through these programs we teach care and compassion for others. We also develop Christian humility for ourselves.
Confirmation: We encourage teenagers to participate in Confirmation. This process reaffirms the covenant made at their baptism.
Deepen Relationships: We want everyone to deepen and explore their relationship with God. We hope each person continues passing on that knowledge and experience.
We have a fantastic group of volunteers helping us fulfill the mission of Christian Education. Volunteers are fulfilling a call, making a difference in lives, learning, and having fun. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer email Kourtni Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Diocese of Massachusetts encourages parishes to participate in the Safe Church Program. The Safe Church programs gives church workers and gives volunteers knowledge about potential safety risks and enable us to put child safety first.