Faith Formation

Faith formation is a lifelong process of growing, experiencing, celebrating and living the Christian faith. It reflects our personal history as well as that which is going on in the world today, sometimes moment by moment. Christ Lutheran Church seeks to stimulate that formation through learning opportunities and  hands-on activities. We want to help people grow in their relationship with God. We want to learn to live as disciples of Jesus Christ at home, in school, at the workplace, and in the community and world. We want to help our members develop an understanding of the Bible and our faith tradition and deepen their spiritual life and practices.

 

Faith Forming Opportunities at CLC

Worship – Sundays at 8am & 10:30am (9:30am from Memorial Day through Labor Day)

Children’s Church – This is a special time for children during the sermon on Sunday mornings when we have two services. Children are welcome to join an adult leader for a special, developmentally appropriate story and activity based on the Bible story of the week.

Nursery – At CLC, we love having children join us in worship! Even if they may be wiggly or have “extra” things to say! If your child does need just a little extra play space, however, we have a nursery you are welcome to use during worship. Sometimes it is staffed by a volunteer, so parents can return to worship if desired.

Godly Play – This is Sunday School for children age 5-12 on Sunday mornings at 9:15am. It is located beyond Auer Hall in the education wing. A doorkeeper welcomes the children and a storyteller tells a Bible story using beautiful pieces made of wood and fabric. The children are then welcome to respond in a medium of their choice.

Adult Studies – this is a group of adults that meets in the sanctuary for a variety of learning experiences between Sunday services (9:30am) while the children are in Godly Play.

RE:FORM – Confirmation, this is for 7th and 8th grade students. The theology is to empower youth to explore their faith and ask the questions they actually wonder about the Bible, creed, disciples, Jesus, other beliefs, and hot topics.

Theology on Tap – This is a group of adults that gather twice in the fall and twice in the spring at someone’s home to discuss an article or topic and how it pertains to us in our daily lives over a pot luck dinner and our favorite beverages.

Blanket Ministry – Gathers on Thursday mornings from 9am to 12noon to make blankets for babies, lap quilts for seniors, and fidget quilts for those dealing with various forms of dementia. These blankets are donated locally and to villages as they have need.

Choir – is on Wednesday evenings at 7pm (7:30 in Lent). We meet for an hour to sing and prepare music to enhance worship on Sunday mornings.

Bell Choir – is at 5:30pm on Wednesdays. We work on ringing technique and prepare music to enhance worship on Sunday mornings. New people are always welcome.

Women’s Bible Studies – are on the second Saturday at 11:00 am and the third Monday of the month at 6:00pm.

Sages – This is a group of seniors that meets on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month over lunch and a book study.