Christian Formation

Education for ages 3 through 6th grade is presented on Sunday mornings during the 10:30 am service. There are also youth group activities, confirmation, adult formation, and Vacation Bible School in the summer. Check out our Bible Study and our Lenten Series.

Christian formation is central to our mission here at Epiphany to manifest Christ’s love to the world.

Christian Formation Commission Chair:
Heidi Hathaway
(763) 533-5382
shrinkheidi@gmail.com

We have educational and spiritual opportunities for people of all ages on Sunday mornings and during the week.

Sunday School

From age 3 through 6th grade, from September to May, dedicated teachers help children learn and grow in Christ through bible stories, activities, crafts and more. Classes meet Sundays during the 10:30am service. Children come to the service until they are excused for Sunday School and return to their families at the peace for communion.

Youth Group

We offer youth group activities year-round including lock-ins, trips to Valleyfair and corn mazes, and games. We host a Halloween party for the younger children and help with an Easter egg hunt. Many of our youth participate in the annual Mission trip to the White Earth reservation.

Youth Confirmation Class

Confirmation at Epiphany follows the Alpha program which includes 12 meetings with a video, discussion time, and a meal. We have a retreat weekend where we dig deeper into what it means to be a Christian and an adult member of the church. In addition, our confirmation class members participate in Teens Encounter Christ and the Mission trip.

Adult Membership Class

We have classes every year for people who want to become members of our church. They take place in the Fall and in the Spring. Check with the church office and on our web site for dates and times. A confirmation service by the bishop takes place at St. Mark’s Cathedral every Fall and Spring for people wanting to become Episcopalian.

Nursery Care

Our nursery is open from 9:15 am to noon every Sunday morning for infants through age three. The adult staff and teen helpers are there to keep your little ones safe and happy.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School takes place for one week every Summer, Monday through Thursday. Every year we have an exciting adventure and learn a lot about God and the Bible. Children up to age 11 are invited to participate and many adult volunteers make this a memorable week for all.

Library

Check out great books, videos and DVDs from our professionally run library here at Epiphany. It is located just off our main gathering area in the narthex.

Thursday Morning Bible Study

Covering a wide range of topics and books of the bible, our Thursday Morning Bible Study group is a great place to grow in spirit! We meet every Thursday morning from 9:30 am to 11:00 am from September through May. Come and join us!

Via Media

The basics of being Episcopalian come alive with this class. Videos showing people from Episcopal churches around the country relate different issues and how we respond to them as Episcopalians. Great for new and long-time members alike! Check with the office to see when this class will next be offered.

Education for Ministry

Education For Ministry provides Continuing Education Credits to its participants. Meeting Monday nights from September to May, this four year curriculum covers the basics of the Old and New Testaments, church history, liturgy and theology. Deepen your faith and gain confidence as a lay minister in the Church. There is a tuition charged, but financial help is available.

Men’s Group

Our men’s group meets the third Saturday of the month, from September through May, in the church fellowship hall from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Prayer, study and support are shared by men of all ages, and breakfast is served!

Lenten Series

During Lent we meet every Wednesday night from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm for worship, meals and study. This program is a wonderful way to get in shape spiritually for a very Holy Lent. This year we are exploring the Alpha Series.  Our program will run through May 2 and offer a weekend in April to delve further into the topics.

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