Christian 

Education

We grow through

Learning

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 includes classes for adults, youth, and children. Our mid-week education offers learning opportunities for youth and adults. 

"An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge."

Proverbs 18: 15

Christian Education

Bible Study and Other Growth Opportunities

Elementary School (K-6)

Each week in Sunday School, students enjoy a Bible lesson and crafts and activities to reinforce the lesson. They  meet in person and on Zoom Sundays at 10 am.

Middle School (7th&8th)

Middle School Sunday School students enjoy Bible study and fun fellowship. They meet in person every Sunday at 10 am. They engage in Bible lessons and active games. 

High School (9th-12th)

High School Sunday School students will begin the year studying Adam Hamilton’s Half-Truths. They will also meet in person.

Adult

The Adult Sunday School Class is continuing their study of the Book of John this fall. For now, they will continue to meet at 11 am on Zoom.

For more information or Zoom links, please contact our Christian Education Coordinator at education@washingtonfarmumc.org

There will be no Sunday School November 28, December 26, January 2, April 17, or May 8.

Acolyte Ministry

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!

 

Youth Group

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in Youth Group on Sunday evenings. Students grow in faith and fellowship through opportunities for service, Bible study, socializing with friends, games, activities, and occasional outings. Middle School meets from 6-7 pm and High School meets from 6:30-7:30.

Confirmation Class

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 youth@washintonfarmumc.org.

Bible Study: On Wednesday evenings, we meet at 7. Topics are generally 6-8 weeks long with a break in the summer.  

Lenten Devotional: Our Lenten devotionals are led by our pastor. 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 the church office.