Learn and Grow in Your Faith

Children’s Bulletin for Sunday, October 2, 2022

Faith Formation is back in session!
Music with Mr. Alex: All grade levels will meet in the Youth Room from 9:15-9:30 with Mr. Alex. Kids will have fun playing instruments, singing songs, and dancing. Once music time is over, their classroom teacher will pick them up and take them to their classroom.

Download the 2022-23 Faith Formation Calendar

For more information, please contact the church office at 615-824-6244, or email us at stinfo@sttimothyonline.org.

Affirm
Affirm is the ELCA’s church camp for teens. For one week, teens and chaperones from the Southeastern Synod congregate on a southern college campus for a deeper look into their faith and what it means in their lives. https://www.sesyouth.org/affirm
Confirmation
Confirmation, the Lutheran Affirmation of Baptism, is a one-year program for middle school students, and runs from September to May, with Confirmation in May of each year.  Confirmands, led by St. Timothy staff and Pastor, study Luther's Small Catechism and important aspects of Lutheran doctrine and practice.
Cradle Roll
When a child aged 1 month to 3 years is welcomed to St. Timothy through baptism or joins St. Timothy from another church, they are enrolled in the Cradle Roll.  The Cradle Roll uses the Splash! program published by Augsburg-Fortress, an education and nurturing program for parents. The Splash! packs cover three age ranges: 1-12 months, 13-24 months, and 25-36 months.  Each month parents will receive a mailing with age-appropriate faith-filled play, worship, meals, and prayer  activities for parents and their children, including helpful parental guidance. We encourage parents to be their child's first Faith Formation teachers as they begin their lifelong faith journey.
Faith Formation – High School
High School students will meet together with the Adult Faith Formation & Book Discussion class from 9:15 - 10:00 am each Sunday morning beginning September 18, 2022. In October, we will celebrate our 5th Anniversary as a Reconciling in Christ congregation. As part of this celebration, our members have been engaging in conversations about diversity and inclusion. This class will focus on the book Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US by Rev. Lenny Duncan. For more information, please contact Jen Yamin or Bridget Radford. 
Faith Formation Grades 4-8
Faith Formation Classes are held every Sunday at 9:15 am for Grades 4-8. The class will be following the Spark: Activate Faith curriculum, which connects children with Sunday worship service through the lectionary, explores the salvation story, and introduces participants to 48 Bible stories through art, music, games, and more. Music with Mr. Alex: All grade levels will meet in the Youth Room from 9:15-9:30 with Mr. Alex. Kids will have fun playing instruments, singing songs, and dancing. Once music time is over, their classroom teacher will pick them up and take them to their classroom. Students will be with Ms. Heather and Mr. Thomas from 9:30 - 10:15 am. All classes are led by teachers trained in Safe Church and background checked.
Faith Formation Grades Pre-K thru 3rd Grade
Faith Formation Classes are held every Sunday at 9:15 am for Grades Pre-K-3rd grade. The class will be following the Spark: Activate Faith curriculum, which connects children with Sunday worship service through the lectionary, explores the salvation story, and introduces participants to 48 Bible stories through art, music, games, and more. Music with Mr. Alex: All grade levels will meet in the Youth Room from 9:15-9:30 with Mr. Alex. Kids will have fun playing instruments, singing songs, and dancing. Once music time is over, their classroom teacher will pick them up and take them to their classroom. Students will be with Ms. Janel from 9:30 - 10:15 am. All classes are led by teachers trained in Safe Church and background checked.
Vacation Bible School
Each summer, we welcome children from throughout the community to join in a week of learning and fun. Engaging themes and music help bring the Bible to life for youngsters four and up. Adult volunteers help plan, equip, construct and teach in this popular annual event.  Please visit our Youth page to find out about upcoming activities during the year; information will be posted about a VBS in 2023 when available. 
Youth
The St. Timothy Youth are very active with service activities in the community, Bible study and fellowship. Our students also participate in state and national Lutheran gatherings such as Affirm and All Tennessee. We encourage all youth from grades six through high school to join in the fun.
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