Faith Formation During Coronavirus

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis intensifies, we have suspended most in-person gatherings until further notice. We haven’t cancelled church. We’ve MOVED it online! Not out of fear but as an act of social solidarity in order to slow the spread of the virus and protect the most vulnerable. This is loving our neighbor.

We can still worship together. We can still trust in Scripture. We can still be the church. We can still seek out new ways to serve people. We are in this together.

 

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The world news is shocking and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. But then God reminded me that I have said multiple times, “I wish my kid wasn’t growing up so fast. I wish time would slow down. I wish I had more time to play with him” and well… here we are.

While we pray for this virus to end, we can simultaneously choose to see the days ahead as a gift.

So in these times where your family may be together more than normal, we want to come alongside you and provide resources and materials for you to take advantage of that time together and continue faith formation at home. See below for how we are adapting our programs for all ages. 

 

We WILL have a modified, in-person Camp Eddie this August 17-21.
Read more here. 

 

KIDS

Information about our fall plans will be posted soon. 

For now, find our At-Home Lessons below and don’t forget,  having fun with your kids matters. Especially in this time of uncertainty and fear. We’ve compiled a list of 20 at-home ideas for you and your kids to just have fun together! 

Play Ideas

Sunday School

Elementary

May 27, 2020 “Fight the good fight of faith”

May 20, 2020 Paul is Shipwrecked

May 13 2020 Paul, Barnabas and Silas, spread the Good News

May 6 2020 Paul becomes a new creation

April 29 2020 The gift of the holy spirit 

April 22 2020 Jesus has breakfast on the beach with Peter, plus Earth Day Ideas Earth Day Ideas

April 15, 2020 Road to Emmaus

April 8, 2020 Easter Jam

April 1, 2020 Palm Sunday

March 25, 2020 Put our trust in God’s hands.

March18, 2020 Prayer

 

STUDENTS

Information about our fall plans will be posted soon. 

For now, watch some of our past Wednesday Night Lives on our Instagram @steds_youth each week. 

Instagram 

ALUMNI

We’ve always offered online small groups for our graduated almuni. Now with more time on your hand, you may want to take advantage of this! Led by Patrick, these small groups meet once or twice a month virtually with peers to discuss what faith looks like after high school and beyond. Contact Patrick for more details.

FORMED

Use our parish resource FORMED which is a website (and app) that has movies, videos, talks for adults and kids! Take advantage of your FREE subscription: Go to stedwardschurch.formed.org and click “Register Now” to enter your name, email, and desired password.

SACRAMENTS

First Eucharist will be celebrated on August 7th at 6pm. Please reach out to Nicole Smalley for more information.

Confirmation is still being discussed. As soon as we have more updates, we will share them with you. If you have specific questions, contact Patrick Smalley

CONTACT STAFF

Please contact us at any time with questions. We won’t be in the office to receive phone calls but we will be available by email. Include your phone number and we’re happy to give you a callback.

Patrick Smalley Director of High School Ministries

Nicole Smalley, Director of Faith Formation: Birth to Grade 8

Bridget Grotins, Sunday School Coordinator