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Religious Education for Children and Youth
FAITH FORMATION DURING COVID
During this time, we are not registering children for Sunday morning religious education. However, we want to help parents learn more about spiritual and moral education for their children. The path of faith formation happens in the home, perhaps even more so than in church, but we believe that Cedars can provide resources and ideas to assist parents in that journey.
Every month, Cedars will send church members a packet of “spiritual suggestions” — meditations, activities, chalice lightings, and the like — that families can do together in their home. For October, the packet explores the first phrase of our mission statement: We worship with open hearts. If you would like to receive a copy of the packet, just let us know! Or if you want to talk to someone directly about ways to incorporate more robust spiritual practices in your family life, please contact Kathryn Jay, lead of Faith Formation at Cedars or Rev. Zackrie Vinzcen.
We believe that faith is a journey we take together.
Religious education takes a lifetime. It happens both within and beyond a congregation’s walls. We support one another as individuals, families, and communities in an ongoing search for truth and meaning. We strive to guide one another—all ages among us—in religious questioning, personal change, and discovering ways to better live in faith.
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Chalice Lighting as a Spiritual PracticeOctober 8, 2020by Admin-Faith Formation at Cedars You may have noticed a number of different folks lighting and extinguishing the chalice each week. It's part of an effort to get more people involved in the service, part of an effort to make sure… more
Paying Attention as a Spiritual PracticeSeptember 25, 2020by Admin-Faith Formation at CedarsFinding ways to pay attention when the world feels overwhelming can help us find and keep our balance. First shared on the Cedars Facebook page, this video from Kathryn Jay explores rewarding possibilities in this spiritual practice. https://youtu.be/ySSKxOTSIFI more
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Faith Formation Lead Joins Cedars StaffAugust 7, 2020by Kathleen Stearns-Rev. Zackrie Vinczen is pleased to announce that Kathryn Jay will join Cedars as the new Faith Formation Lead (formerly Director of Religious Education). In this role, Kathryn will partner with us to look at new possibilities for programming that… more
Religious Education NewsMay 22, 2020by Admin-RE Classes Suspended RE Classes will not meet again until worship services resume at The Island School. -The Religious Education Committee more
RE NewsFebruary 7, 2020by Admin_A-RE Classes SuspendedRE Classes will not meet again until worship services resume at The Island School.Families are encouraged to use this time to share stories, discussion, and reflection on topics that have been the focus of this year's Religious Education… more
Religious Education Transitions TeamJanuary 14, 2020by Admin-RE Transitions Team Update:Just after the new year, the RE Transitions Team finished their first draft of the job description for our next Director of Religious Education. This description still is being fine-tuned with input from the Board. We hope to have it… more
Religious EducationJanuary 7, 2020by Admin-Classes will resume on January 12 with a new series of lessons in each class. These will build on the fall’s review of different religions. more