Christian Formation & Education
Please feel free to use our 2021 Vacation Bible Camp (VBC) curriculum - a free resource for households, churches, and individuals. Click the image below to download your copy.
Exploring Collaborative Faith Formation Networks: Mondays 1:00-2:00pm
Christian Education Collaboration of Maine Meetings: Thursdays 6:30-730pm
Here's some other ways to be connected with people in other Maine Episcopal churches who do ministry with children and youth:
1. Email your questions about and get support for Christian Formation to Emily Keniston, Director of Faith Formation or call (207) 210-7500. Do you want to visit another church's Sunday School? Or visit other leaders?
2. Join the Christian Ed Collaboration. Start by joining the Christian Ed Collaboration Facebook Group. This is one of the ways that people connect. The Christian Ed Collaboration is a network of people (laypeople and clergy, volunteers and employees) from Episcopal congregations all over Maine, who are dedicated to sharing resources and ideas. We support and help one another. During 2020, the group has been meeting on Thursday evenings over Zoom to discuss planning for the program year. Email Emily for the link to join this meeting!
2. Subscribe to the Dio Log (our diocesan newsletter). That's where to find notices of Christian Ed Collaboration meetings, Maine Episcopal Youth Events, continuing education opportunities, etc.
3. One of the best ways to connect with Episcopal Christian Ed leaders from all over the country and beyond is to join the FORMA facebook group or attend one of the upcoming Forma conferences. If you are interested, please reach out to Emily Keniston as we may be able to purchase an institutional ticket package for the conference.
For links to resources, click here.
Maine Episcopal Youth
Online Gatherings for Youth Mondays
Maine Episcopal Youth will be meeting the third Monday of each month from 7-8:30 pm starting September 21, 2020. Youth grades 6-12 are welcome to join as we check-in and get to know one another and Christ. Please join using this link.
Youth Leaders Invited to Connect with One Another
Do you work with youth at your parish? Join our monthly meetings as we support one another, talk about our individual and communal challenges, and figure out how to be Christ in the world with and for our youth. Meetings will be second-Mondays from 6:30-7:30 pm starting on August 9, 2021. Please email email and ask for the Zoom link to join.
To find out about our summer camp in Hope, Maine, go to Bishopswood.org. Check out Summer Finale diocesan summer opportunity for individuals and families at Camp Bishopswood at the end of August here.