Faith at Home Workshop
Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (PST)
FAITH FORMATION AT HOME
"Our job is not to be the experts, the paid professionals. Our job is to encourage parents to accept this role as the primary pastors of their children and to give them the vocabulary they need to articulate their faith. We must reassure them that in forming their children’s faith, there is room for and grace in uncertainty and doubt, questions and ambiguity.” (Faith at Home by Wendy Claire Berrie p. 117)
DETAILS OF THE DAY
Everything is included: supplies, lunch, and community. You just need to bring yourself, and perhaps a friend or two. Each workshop also includes a replicable ideas to take back to your community, making it easy to include faith formation for children and youth in your home or church.
Childcare provided with advance registration by February 22, 2017.
10:10AM: Workshop Session I
11:40PM: Lunch *Lunch is catered by Ingallina's Boxed Lunches with your choice of sandwich or salad.
12:30PM: Workshop Session II
2:00PM: Eucharist with Wendy Claire Berrie preaching and Church of the Apostles liturgy & music
Wendy Claire Barrie is currently the program manager for Children and Youth Faith Formation and Education at Trinity Church Wall Street and has previously served at St. Bart’s in midtown Manhattan and All Saints Pasadena among other Episcopal institutions over the past 30 years. It was while listening to Christian Smith deliver the Ensign Lecture at Yale Divinity School in October 2014 she heard what prompted her to write this book:
“The fourth wave of data from The National Study of Youth and Religion (a longitudinal study of three thousand youth) is in, and it has determined that parents are the most significant influence of on the religious and spiritual lives of American teens. The study also noted that the home is where the transmittal of faith happens, that clergy and youth ministers place a very limited role in that transmission, and that ordinary life practices—not programs, or rites of passage, or preaching—is the means of transmission.
Religious language has become a foreign language for so many in America, and even for those who grew up in religious households, the faith they want to pass onto their children is not necessarily the one they grew up with. Let’s talk about God, about following Jesus, about what we believe and where we struggle so that we can model our messy, life-giving Christian faith with integrity, joy and wonder.
Workshop presenters are still being set. You will be able to sign-up closer to the date for specific workshops you are interested in attending.
1. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is ample and can be found off of Military Road S.
2. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact Rebecca Kirkpatrick: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (206) 325-4200 with any questions.
3. Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes. Please feel free to share it with someone else in your parish or a friend should you not be able to attend.
4. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. We will have a list of those who registered.
5. What is the refund policy?
Yes, refunds will be granted if requested by 2/22/2017.
6. Do I need to be a parent or children/youth ministry leader in my church to attend?
Nope. We hope that anyone can join and feel comfortable in this setting.
7. What should I wear?
What makes you feel comfortable.
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