Formation & Education

    Christian Education at CLC is for everyone from preschool to adults.

    We offer preschool Sunday school with hands on activities, and for grades K-5th we follow a rotational schedule. The children learn through, games, science, arts and cooking the same lesson for 4 weeks. The 6-8 graders work towards understanding the Lutheran faith in their confirmation classes, and high schoolers dig deep in understanding being a Lutheran in their world of school and change. The adults have three different opportunities to learn about God and the Word, they also have a forum to discuss relevant faith topics.

    Sunday School

    Our Rotational Sunday School program for Kindergarten through 5th grade follows the Lectionary and provides a multi-disciplinary approach to learning. Each session involves a 3-4 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. Our Sunday School Program fosters education about the church Lectionary calendar, uses activity-based learning of Bible stories, and 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*.

    *Large events are subject to change due to the pandemic.

    CONTACT: [email protected]


    Kindergarten – 5th Grade


    Confirmation classes are for 6-8 grade students who are here to strengthen and growth in their faith through a 3-year program. This three-year program starts in 6th with studying the Old Testament, continues in a combined 7th and 8th grade class that studies the New Testament and the small catechism. Each part of the program is done during the Sunday school hour following the school year.

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    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.

    Youth Programs

    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 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: [email protected]

    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. 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.


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








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    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 various topics, and build fellowship, with upcoming events published in the church bulletin and calendar.

    CONTACT: [email protected]

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    Senior Programs

    The Senior Connection meets on the first 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 [email protected]

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    Christian Education

    Sunday 9:30am

    Bible Study

    Wednesday 10:30am

    Midweek Eucharist

    Wednesday 12pm

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