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Elementary Faith Formation

SUNDAY MORNING CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION

September through May from 9:40 am to 10:45 am

Our Preschool through Third Grade begins each class with 20 min of music. Each class has dedicated teachers and ‘shepherds’ who accompany each grade group to their classes and are available for support and supervision.

We ask that all children involved in our Faith Formation program have an emergency contact form on file. This can be found on our website under forms. Click here.

Our children are invited to attend the following Faith Formation classes:

  • Preschool Ages 3-4 Class (Age 3 on Sept 1)
  • Kindergarten Class (includes Age 5 as of Sept 1)
  • First & Second Grade Class
  • Third, Fourth & Fifth Grade Class

We use the Spark “Classroom Model” curriculum for preschool through 2nd grade and the Shine “Classroom Model” curriculum for our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade class.

In order to assure the safety of our children and youth, all adult volunteers have been cleared through a background check and have signed our Safe Church policies.

Youth Ministry Mission Statement

(Created by the Faith Formation Team 4/28/2016)

The Youth Ministry of Peace United Church of Christ is a fun and inclusive community that:

  • Nurtures and develops youth on their faith journey
  • Fosters safe and trusting relationships
  • And provides opportunities for service

Middle School Faith Formation

SUNDAY MORNING YOUTH FAITH FORMATION

September through May from 9:40 am to 10:45 am

Our Middle School classes use a curriculum called “Caffeine &  Character” for the Spring 2017 semester. Caffeine & Character is written in an accessible way, and includes imaginative retellings of Bible stories that put Christianity into contemporary language and experience.

In order to assure the safety of our children and youth, all adult volunteers have been cleared through a background check and have signed our Safe Church policies.

 

High School Faith Formation

SUNDAY MORNING YOUTH FAITH FORMATION

September through May from 9:40 am to 10:45 am

Our High School classes use a curriculum called “Generation Why” for the Spring 2017 semester. Generation Why helps answer the world’s tough questions.

In order to assure the safety of our children and youth, all adult volunteers have been cleared through a background check and have signed our Safe Church policies.

Confirmation

(September – May)

At Peace UCC, Confirmation officially occurs for youth during their 8th grade year (Sept – May, being confirmed in May).

Women of Peace

Thursdays from 7 – 8am in the Peace Room

Intergenerational women’s group that shares our life experiences in relation to a chosen topic. All women invited. Current book being discussed is: “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeline L’Engle.

Men of Peace

Tuesdays from 7 – 8am in Peace Room
Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:30pm in The Dwelling (during the school year)

Bible Study and conversation around relevant church issues. All men are welcome to join us.

Women’s Bible Study

(August–June)
Tuesdays from 10 – 11am in Peace Room

Lectionary based bible study using the Scripture for the coming Sunday as the basis. Open to all women.

Beverage & Bible

Tuesdays from 5 – 6pm at Glynner’s Pub
(1643 North Broadway, Rochester)

Each week we will review two interpretations of scripture and discuss how it relates to our every-day lives

OWL (Our Whole Lives)

OWL LIFESPAN SEXUALITY EDUCATION CURRICULA

Our Whole Lives is a series of sexuality education curricula that was co-written by the United Church of Christ and Unitarian Universalist denominations. We offer the 7th-9th and 10th-12th grade classes every other year, usually on Wed nights from 6 – 8:30pm, January through March. Each class has one male and one female teacher that have been trained in the OWL curriculum and teaching methods. These classes have been taught at Peace UCC since 2009 and we recently completed our first Kindergarten – 1st Grade class in the Fall of 2015, and our 5-6th Grade class in March 2016.

Our Whole Lives equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, Our Whole Lives not only provides facts about anatomy and human development, but also helps participants clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality.

You can read more about the program at on their website. These programs are not offered every year.

The K – 1st Grade OWL curriculum will be delivered in the fall of 2017.

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