Christian Education & Youth Ministry

 

Christian Education

 

Christian Ed Collaboration of Maine Meetings:  Thursdays 6:30-730pm

Join us to discuss your programs and challenges. Here are the dates for the next Maine Formation conversation meetings - all taking place on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm. 
 
Our foci are on rotation: 

First week of the month: in-person formation

Second week of the month: online formation

Third week of the month: at home formation

Fourth week of the month: supporting one another and caring for our spirits 

All are welcome to attend! Please contact Emily Keniston for the Zoom link to attend.

Also reach out to Emily if you are looking for support or connections in this work or have any questions about youth formation by email or cell 207-210-7500.  

 

Here's some other ways to be connected with people in other Maine Episcopal churches who do ministry with kids and teens:

1. Email your questions about and get support for Christian Formation to Emily Keniston, Diocesan Consultant for Christian 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 DioLog (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 the upcoming conference Forma21: Embodying Spiritual Practices Conference online in January 2021. If you are interested, please reach out to Emily Keniston. We are purchasing an institutional ticket package for the conference and would love for you to join us!

 
To read more about the speakers and the schedule for Forma21, please click here.

 

Youth Ministry 

 

Maine Episcopal Youth 

Online Gatherings for Youth Mondays beginning September 21

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 in 2020

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 September 14. Please email email and ask for the Zoom link to join.

You'll find out about Maine Episcopal Youth at maineyouth.org  These include past summer opportunities, mission events and weekend diocesan events for kids & teens in grades 6-12. You can also contact our Canon for Youth Ministry, Sara D'Angio White at 207.772.1953 ext. 130. 

 

Camp Bishopswood

To find out about our summer camp in Hope, Maine, go to Bishopswood.org. Or contact our director, Emily

 

Where Mainers find resources and ideas

Children's resources collected by FORMA - Episcoforma Children’s Page
Pinterest page maintained by FORMA - FORMA's pinterest
From the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary - Building Faith and Building Faith: Home Practices.
Reimagine Faith Formation is from LifeLong Faith Associates.
Ask questions and respond to the questions of others on the very active listserv for FORMA members.
 


 

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