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Formation 9/6/2015

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Our Children need YOU - NOW!
We are now two weeks away from the beginning of classes for our children and we only have one couple who has come forward to serve as a Faith Former! That's right - we may not have traditional children's formation. The time commitment is less than a few hours a month - one Sunday morning teaching slot and a short amount of prep. It's time to step up and let Sue know you are willing. 
Children & Youth Registration
Please be sure to fill out these forms so that we can adequately prepared to received your children in our formation programs which begins in September.
If you have children who are infants through grade 5, please use this Form
If you have young people in grades 6 through 12, please use this Form
Youth and their parents will also need to complete the Year-long Permission form to participate in any activities that will take us off the grounds of the church.  Because this form requires a signature, it is in paper format.  Copies are available in Founders' Hall and on the youth page of the website via this link
LEGOS - YIPPIE - Thank you!
We have the Legos - now we just need the leaders for this new program. Thank you to all the people who have committed to bringing in these might bricks. We could probably use some extra figures/people. Please consider add one or two to your shopping cart when you are in a store over the next couple of weeks. Any character will do!
Registration is now open for the first Diocesan youth event of the year. This new event, ROOTED, for High School Students, grade 9-12, is being designed for youth who are in confirmation programs and those who are interested in growing in faith. Sue has been a part of the planning team and Tucker will be attending and assisting with the music for the event. Come and join us. September 18-20 at the Bishop Claggett Center. Information on registration has been sent to youth and parents.
Sunday Adult Formation
We will open our Sunday morning Adult formation offerings with wisdom from The Rev. Eva Cavaleri. For more than 20 years her ministry has been focused on faith formation of children, youth and adults working in Episcopal churches and schools in both lay and ordained capacities. She currently serves as the Senior Chaplain at National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. Come and her passion for being a disciple of Christ and making disciples of Christ. 
She and her husband Jorma, along with their two young sons, JD and Eli, have moved to the DC area this summer from Minnesota. They has happy chosen to be apart of our faith community and we are excited to have them worship and learn with us. 
Come on Sunday, September 20 to hear her wisdom during our adult formation time and listen as she preaches at our services that morning. 
In October we will hear from our Economic Justice small group and their work on resolutions that will be presented to our diocesan convention. We will also welcome Mr. Paul Cooney, Canon to the Ordinary for the Diocese of Washington who will speak with us about the many gifts we receive from God's abundance. 
L. Sue von Rautenkranz
Christian Formation Coordinator


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