Education - Youth
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity” - Paul in 1 Timothy 4:12
Ready to Own Your Faith?
Who are YOU with God, with your peers, with your faith community, with the world? What does it mean to be a Christian and why?
Contact Gina Dawson, Director of Christian Education
301-881-1881, ext. 2006
Crossroads: An Older Elementary/Middle School Question Study
Sundays, 10:00am, in Room 205
Remember when you were little and you were so curious that used to ask “Why, why, why…?” Maybe you don’t, but your parents do! For some reason, we don’t do that as much, but why? Are we not curious anymore? Do we not still have questions about life, about growing up, about the world around us? This year, let’s have some fun asking questions! With goofy videos, a weird anti-workbook, and a group of strange friends and guides, let’s tackle some serious questions and see what we learn. In 2019, you can choose which questions from the anti-workbook you’d like to tackle with the group. Keep asking why!
Oct 14-Dec 16, Questions About the Creed - Can it be proven that God exists? Is God male? How can God be “three-in-one”? Does God still create stuff today? Am I really supposed to believe Mary was a virgin? Why did Jesus go to hell? Is the Holy Spirit a person or wind or fire or what? Why do we say we believe in “the holy catholic church” if we’re not Catholic? Do cremated people go to heaven?
Jan-Jun, Your Choice - It’s your turn to choose the questions we will discuss. From the anti-workbook, the kids will choose which questions they would like to tackle.
The Well: A High School Bible Study
Sundays, 10:00am, in Room 206
This year we will continue our deep dive into the story of God that we find in the Bible. We’ll encounter Scripture filled with inspiration and encouragement, and we’ll also explore passages that are more complicated and challenging.
Each week we will focus on one passage, but will also launch into the larger context of how God’s story is being told through that passage. More importantly, each week we will explore how God’s story is intimately tied to our own stories, and how a God who is beyond our imagination can also be a God who loves us deeply and personally.
Dec-early Jan, Mary - Before we begin our exploration of the New Testament, we will take a deeper look at Jesus’ mom, Mary.
Feb, The Coming of Jesus & Return - We now turn our attention to the New Testament. We will explore concepts of the Messiah in ancient Israel, the story of the Incarnation (God-in-the-flesh), Mary’s song, and the connection of prophecies about the Messiah in the book of Matthew.
One of the most important rites of passage for young people in the United Methodist Church is Confirmation - the opportunity for young people to take the next step on their faith journey, and make a commitment to God and to being a part of the Body of Christ.
Confirmation is open to youth in at least 7th grade.
Our next Confirmation Class will begin in the fall of 2019.