Christian Formation


Formation for our children is the privilege and responsibility of parents, and the home is the context for this. For the first 1,780 years of Church history there were no "Sunday schools" for children. Children were taught the Faith by intentional words and actions of their parents. St. Peter's encourages this by providing free material for your child's religious education in your home. The theme of each lesson coincides with the Bible readings at Mass for each Sunday.

Infants and children are encouraged to be present with their parents, grandparents, and other older family members at Mass. By the example of the adults they will learn how to worship God and the appropriate behavior with others of the community of faith. An excellent guide to assist adults for the presence of their children "in church" is available in every pew.

Inquirer's/Confirmation Class is for those who are new to the Episcopal Church, or those “cradlers” who are interested in learning more about the Church, its history, beliefs and liturgy. The class is a springboard for those wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, or "Received" into the church by the Bishop if they have already been confirmed in a church of the "historic succession" (this would include Roman Catholics and Orthodox and others).

Advent and Lenten Bible Study, held weekly during those seasons, is for adults and designed to help each of us discover and deepen our relationship to God, and equip us with the necessary tools to minister within the church and out into the world.