Christian Education 2018-03-15T15:45:48+00:00

Christian Education

Our Rotational Sunday School program for Kindergarten through 5th grade provides a multi-disciplinary approach to learning.  Each session involves a 4-5 week study of scripture through art, science, cooking, games and more.  Students are active and engaged, viewing the Word through a different lens each week. In addition to learning the stories of the Bible, our Sunday School Program incorporates many family, inter-generational and outreach activities including our Christmas Pageant, Service Day, Bring-A-Friend Sunday, Easter Egg Hunt, annual scholarship drive for the Rwanda School Project and attending SHEMA, the ELCA Synod event geared toward Sunday School aged children.

Preschool

Preschool Sunday School offers an introduction for our 3-4 year olds to favorite Bible stories from the Old and New Testament through storytelling, games, play and much more.

Kindergarten through 5th Grade

Our Rotational Sunday School program for Kindergarten through 5th grade provides a multi-disciplinary approach to learning. Each session involves a 4-5 week study of scripture through art, science, cooking, games and more.  Students are active and engaged, viewing the Word through a different lens each week.

Registration

To register for Sunday School, fill out this form: Sunday School Registration Form

Contact

Kay Dahlquist – kaydahlquist@yahoo.com
Angelina Michetti – ammichetti@yahoo.com

What is Confirmation?

Confirmation is a public rite of the Church that is preceded by a period of instruction designed to help baptized Christians identify with the life and mission of the Christian community. The rite of Confirmation provides an opportunity for the individual Christian, relying on God’s promise of Holy Baptism, to make a personal public confession of faith.

Confirmation at Community Lutheran Church

Confirmation at Community Lutheran Church is the opportunity for youth to delve deeper into their faith, ask questions, wrestle with scripture, build relationships and have fun learning about faith. Classes meet Sunday mornings with other opportunities for fellowship, service and learning throughout the year. The three year program for our 6-8th grade students uses Spark’s RE:form and Here We Stand curriculum to teach the core essentials of the Lutheran Faith.  Students participate in worship and are also actively involved in the youth fellowship and service events.

Registration

To register for Confirmation, fill out this form: Confirmation Registration Form

Contact

Daphne Becker – youthchair@communitylutheran.org

We have a variety of opportunities for our youth at Community Lutheran Church. These include Youth Sunday where youth run the worship service and participation in the Metro DC Synod’s youth event, Chrysalis. The youth also go on mission trips and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Youth Gathering, and other events throughout the year.

Youth Forum

Youth Forum is a discussion based opportunity for high school youth on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30am throughout the school year. We focus on the intersection of real life and faith, especially as it applies to teenagers and emerging adults. Teens have the opportunity to grapple with their faith, the struggles in their lives, and their relationships in a secure and supportive environment. We have guest speakers, youth driven content, service projects and even the occasional coffee run – come and join us!

To register for Youth Forum, fill out this form: Youth Forum Registration Form

Youth Group

Youth Group is all about games, bonding, and building a Community amongst our youth! Meeting on the first Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:15pm all current 6th – 12th graders are invited to come! There will be games, activities, challenges, surprises and a whole lot of laughter. With Community as our identity, this is a space for our older youth to build a Community identity of their own that is supportive, challenging, encouraging and fun!

Contact

Becca Shelor – youth@communitylutheran.org

Each year CLC offers Vacation Bible School around June and July for children 3 years old to rising 5th graders. Children learn a daily Bible point with their crew through activities, games, music, the Imagination Station, and videos.

Come sail away! This summer, Community Lutheran invites you to come and be “SHIPWRECKED: Rescued by Jesus” with us for Vacation Bible School. God is with us through every storm of life, so come and set sail for adventure! Vacation Bible School will run from Monday June 18th-Friday June 22nd from 9am-12pm and you won’t want to miss a minute!

VBS is a busy morning, packed full of activities!

Sing&Play

Sing&Play introduces young castaways to our Shipwrecked theme. We will sing together, learn together, and kick off the day together with crazy characters and stories!

Imagination Station

Imagination Station is where faith and science meet – young castaways get their hands dirty by building, crafting and creating together!

Bible Discovery

Bible Discovery introduces young castaways to a new Bible story every day, inviting them to participate in the story and to really immerse themselves in formative bible stories.

Shipwrecked Games

Shipwrecked Games is where our young castaways will burn off energy, get wet and play together outside in the beautiful weather.

KidVid Cinema

KidVid Cinema introduces young castaways to new friends around the world, sharing stories from across the globe and introducing a larger worldview through videos.

Snack

Snack is one of the most important parts of our day – the whole castaway crew gets together to eat yummy treats to keep their energy and spirits up on their shipwrecked adventures!

Preschoolers are included in our Tide Pool – a VBS curriculum curated especially for them!

Registration and Volunteer Forms can be filled out and submitted online here. You may also fill out the paper copies below and return them to Sara Nail at jsnail@verizon.net:

2018 VBS Registration Form
2018 VBS Volunteer Form

Contact

Becca Shelor – youth@communitylutheran.org

Adults Anonymous welcomes anyone who is still trying to figure out how to be an adult in the modern world. Building or blending families, balancing careers with home life, caring for aging parents, and more, all with a focus on faith and community. We meet monthly to share perspectives, talk about topics, and build fellowship, with upcoming events published in the church bulletin and calendar.

Contact

Victoria Steidel – victoriamsteidel@gmail.com

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The life of discipleship means lifelong learning and Community Lutheran Church offers a multitude of learning Christian learning opportunities for adults.

Adult Bible Study

Sunday mornings allow for Adult interaction with the Word through an ongoing study of Great Passages of the Bible in our Adult Bible Study class.

Adult Forum

Led by our Pastors, Christian Education ministry team members and special guest presenters, our Adult Forum discusses varied topics throughout the year.

Wednesday Bible Study

In preparation for Sunday’s lessons, we meet on Wednesdays at 10:30am in the library. We dive into the Word and study the week’s lessons. Afterward, all are invited to come to the sanctuary to worship during a short service of reflection with Holy Communion. We’d love to have you join us!

Men’s Breakfast

Men gather on the second Saturday of every month at 8:15 a.m. for breakfast, mutual support, and Bible study. For more information contact Mark Shupe at mark.shupe@tetratech.com

Men’s Retreat

Men gather for retreat once a year, typically in February.

Women’s Breakfast

Women gather on the first Saturday of every month at 8:15 a.m. for breakfast, mutual support, and Bible study. For more information contact Shirley Bookwalter at shirleybookwalter@verizon.net

Women’s Retreat

Women gather for retreat once a year, typically in April or May.

Contact

Pastor Joe – PastorJoe@communitylutheran.org
Pastor Annabelle – PastorAnnabelle@communitylutheran.org

The Senior Connection meets on the second Tuesday of each month at Mimi’s Cafe at 8:30am. It is a gathering for individuals 55 years and older to share breakfast and hear presentations on a variety of topics.

Contact

Peggy DeWeese – peggyld@aol.com

Additional resources for Christian Education and Faith Enrichment can be found below:

Living Lutheran: https://www.livinglutheran.org/

ELCA Prayer Ventures: http://www.elca.org/Resources/Prayer-Ventures?_ga=2.157765566.568051345.1501620045-1022657013.1426096642

Spiritual Gifts Assessment Tool: https://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Synods/Faith-Practices/Spiritual-Renewal/Assessment-Tools