We grow through
Learning is an important part of what we do together and has been from our earliest moments. We did after all, begin in an elementary school! We have two main branches of learning: what takes place on Sunday and what happens during the week. Our Sunday School program is primarily geared towards children and youth with a strong core adult class. Our mid-week education is where adults find a variety of learning opportunities.
"An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge."
Proverbs 18: 15
Adult Sunday School: We are currently meeting at 11 am on Zoom Videoconferencing. We are studying Immersion Bible Studies: Galations, Ephesians, Philippians by Frank Ramirez. Please come and join for prayer, study, and fellowship. If you have questions, need help with Zoom, or would like to request the link to join, please contact Sam Barnes at email@example.com.
Bible Study and Other Growth Opportunities
Students in grades 3 and up are invited to participate in Washington Farm’s Acolyte Ministry. Interested students will be trained in how to perform the duties of an acolyte —lighting and extinguishing the candles, assisting with baptisms and communion, and aiding the Pastor. Acolyte Ministry will resume when we are able to meet in the sanctuary.
Other Children/Family Events
Throughout the year, fun activities are planned for children and their families. Highlights include Youth and Children’s Fall parties, family caroling by the fire barrel, Service opportunities, our family Christmas program involving all children and youth, a church-wide picnic, VBS, Music Camp, and more!
Students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in Youth Group. Students grow in faith and fellowship through opportunities for service, Bible study, socializing with friends, games, activities, and occasional outings. Youth Group meets every Wednesday evening at 6:30. Right now we’re meeting by Zoom or in small groups.
In the United Methodist Church, students of a certain age (usually around 6th grade) are offered the opportunity to participate in Confirmation class; this class teaches students about basic Christian beliefs, helps them in their personal profession of faith, and prepares the students for membership in the church and for leading a life of Christian discipleship. The 8-week class is taught by the Pastor and is offered beginning in January or February.
If your youth would like to join one of these groups, or you have questions, please contact Drew Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible Study: On Wednesday evenings, we meet at 7. Topics are generally 6-8 weeks long with a break in the summer. At the moment we’re on zoom, but normally meet at the parsonage.
Lenten Devotional: Our Lenten devotionals are led by Pastor Christina. They meet at 6:30 on Wednesday evenings during the Lenten season.
Various Small Groups: From a men’s breakfast group, a group meeting over lunch, youth that walk followed by tea, we have a variety of small groups that meet on a regular basis to maintain connections and share similar interests. If you are interested in being part of a small group, contact our Christian Education Director, Sam Barnes.
Stephen Minister’s are a group of individuals dedicated to learning and supporting one another in continued growth as they minster to the congregation and community. If you would like to learn more about how to be part of this ministry, please contact Bev Card.