Grace Episcopal Church has suspended all in-person campus events, activities, and worship services until further notice. Please visit our Grace@Home page to see ways we are staying connected to one another, to Grace, and to God during the days ahead.
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Youth in grades 6-12 will be using Tim Sean Youmans’ Blessed to Bless: An Introduction to the Bible as our curriculum for Sunday School this fall.
This is a systematic study of the Hebrew Scriptures (6th – 9th grades) and Christian Scriptures (10th – 12th grades). Because we hear you loud and clear that you are “over” virtual/online classes, we are proposing the following:
We will mail (or deliver) a copy of the Study Guide along with a Bible to EACH student! Each week, I will give suggestions about what to read and direct the youth to questions or statements to guide their reflection. Youth will be asked to record their thoughts either in their books or in a separate journal. At some point, we hope to be able to announce plans to gather in person and at that time we will want to have our notes with us.
When we are able to gather in person, our plan will be to gather 6th and 7th graders one week; the next week 8th and 9th graders; and the following week 10th-12th graders. The fourth (or sometimes fifth) week will be open for some outdoor activity (weather permitting) that allows the possibility of keeping safe distances. By separating the youth this way, we are confident that we can gather in the Youth Room and still have space between the kids.
Please know that Cheryl Kelley, Fr. Stuart, and the staff is praying for each of you during these days. We are still the Church.
Grace and Peace,