Faith Formation on Sundays

Sunday Mornings · 9:30 am · Fellowship Hall

Faith Formation 2022-23 Registration Form

Hello Faith Formation Students and Families!

The second semester of the 2022-23 Faith Formation year is underway! On January 8, we implemented the plan of splitting our students into two Faith Formation groups (3K-1st graders & 2nd-5th graders) for small group time. This is in hopes of more age-appropriate activities and discussions for everyone. This will take some adjustment and additional volunteer work, so if you’re interested in helping out, it is still not too late to reach out to Barbara or Becca!!!

What To Expect on Sunday Mornings:
Faith Formation begins at 9:30 am every Sunday morning in the Fellowship Hall. Each week, we ask that you please find your child’s name tag and check them in at the bulletin board outside the room before your child chooses a carpet square to sit on for Large Group.

Following the Large Group Lesson, we will divide the children into smaller groups for a related activity. After that, we will reconvene for Large Group Music Time with Miss Colleen.

Following the sermon, children will be brought to the Narthex to join their parents/guardians for the remainder of the 9:40 am worship service. For the younger ages (Little Lambs - 2nd grade), we ask that you come to the Narthex to get your child. For the older ages (3rd - 5th grade), your child will find you and join you in the Sanctuary.

In order to best meet the diverse needs of our families, we are also offering an at-home option. This is NOT Virtual Faith Formation, but we will provide the lesson with supporting materials via email each week. This will give you the option to "do Faith Formation at home" (read the lesson to your child(ren) and they can do the activity), if you so choose this option.

If you haven't already done so, please register your child(ren) for the 2022-2023 Faith Formation year using the online Registration Form. The deadline for Faith Formation registration is Sunday, 9/4 (but of course, we will take your form, and your child, after the deadline :) ). If you have questions or concerns regarding Faith Formation, please reach out to us. 

We are excited for another fun and fantastic year of Faith Formation together!

IMPORTANT DATES (Jan - May 2023):

  • Sunday, 1/8: Faith Formation Resumes / 2nd Graders Presented with Bibles | 9:40am Service | Bible Class 10:45-11:15am in Fellowship Hall
  • Sunday, 1/29: Students lead the 9:40am worship service closing song, He Has Made Me Glad
  • Sunday, 2/19: NO FAITH FORMAION | Winter Break!
  • Sunday, 3/19: 4th Graders First Communion Class | 9:40 am | Gathering Room
  • Sunday, 3/26: 4th Graders First Communion Class | 9:40 am | Gathering Room
  • Sunday, 4/2: NO FAITH FORMATION | Spring Break! | Palm Sunday Worship at 8 am & 9:40 am | 4th Graders may Receive their First Communion
  • Thurs, 4/6: Maundy Thursday Worship | 6:15 pm | 4th Graders may Receive their First Communion
  • Friday, 4/7: Good Friday Worship | 6:15 pm
  • Sunday, 4/9: NO FAITH FORMATION | Happy Easter! | Worship at 8 am & 9:40 am | 4th Graders may Receive their First Communion
  • Sunday, 5/21: LAST DAY of FAITH FORMATION!

First Communion Classes Coming Up!
Just a reminder that 4th Grade First Communion classes are on Sundays, March 19 and March 26 from 9:40-10:40 am in the Gathering Room. Ple/ase plan for your child to attend both dates. Students may receive their First Communion during any of the services on Maundy Thursday or Easter Sunday. We ask that you please take a photo of your student posed on the alter by the baptismal font or in the Narthex by the Luther Rose. Please email photos to Erin Larson. Be on the lookout for more details directly to your inbox!

Previous Posts

Sending Song was a Smash! | Jan. 29, 2023
Faith Formation kiddos did a fantastic job leading the congregation with the closing song, “He Has Made Me Glad,” last Sunday!! The energy was high, the voices were beautiful, and we got a lot of positive feedback from our members who loved seeing our children more involved in worship. The kiddos sent us off with joy in our hearts, and a super catchy song in our heads 😊. Have a look!

Get Ready to Decorate Some Birthday Cards! | Feb. 5, 2023
This Sunday, Feb. 5, we would like for our kiddos to help make birthday cards for PoP’s oldest member, Hildegard Bauhs, who is turning 103 on Feb. 19! The cards will be provided. Students can simply write a short message, draw/color pictures in the cards, or simply write their name. Whatever they are comfortable doing. Staff will then mail them out to her. Hildegard will be thrilled to receive all these birthday well-wishes from our youngest PoP-sters!!

Nursery CLOSED This Sunday! | Feb. 5, 2023
Unfortunately, the Nursery will NOT be open THIS Sunday, Feb. 5, as there will be no volunteered staff coverage. As always, children are welcome in worship.

2nd Graders Received Their Student Bibles! | Sunday, Jan. 8 | During 9:40 am Service
It was an exciting day for our 2nd graders last Sunday! During the 9:40am service, our 2nd grade Faith Formation students were presented with their very own Bibles by Pastor Jennifer, as a gift from Prince of Peace. The Common English Student Bible will help children grow in their Faith Journey from this age through Confirmation and beyond. Following the service, the students and their parents/caretakers took part in a brief Bible class with Pastor Jennifer, in which they learned the basics of navigating and using their Bibles and which they will get to use through Confirmation and into adulthood.

Please take a look at some photos, captured by staff, Erik Larson and Kathy Buffington, of the important milestone in our children’s Faith Journey in receiving their Bibles, as well as a few other sweet moments captured.

Below is information from the first semester of the 2022-23 school year, for your review and information:

We are excited to continue Faith Formation classes in-person this fall!

Fall Kickoff for 2022-2023 Faith Formation was on Sunday, September 11 at 9:15 am. Take a look at the fun that was had that morning!

On Kickoff Sunday ONLY, Faith Formation students will gather for a larger group lesson at 9:35 am in the Fellowship Hall. Parents can help their children select a carpet square to sit on during our large group lesson. Parents of Little Lambs children are welcome to stay for the first day. Otherwise, parents can head to the Sanctuary for worship at 9:40 am.

Also, on Kickoff Sunday ONLY during our Faith Formation Time, we will be crowning our Princes and Princesses of Peace, our newest members of Faith Formation. Typically we have done this during the worship service in the Sanctuary, but this year we have decided to do this during Faith Formation in the Fellowship Hall. We plan to share a picture during worship announcements of our PoP Princes and Princesses on Sunday, Sept. 25.

For all Sundays following Kickoff Day (9/11), Faith Formation will begin at the usual time of 9:30 am.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM 2023:The Christmas Window | Sunday, Dec. 11 | During 9:40 am Service

The performance of The Christmas Window by our Faith Formation and Confirmation students was a delight to prepare and watch on Sunday morning. Everyone looked fabulous in their charming Christmas attire for the PoP Christmas Program 2022, and they all did such a wonderful job with their singing, scripture readings and line recitation to tell the TRUE MEANING of Christmas. Congratulations to all of them!!

Thank you to EVERYONE who had a hand in this year’s Christmas Program! It truly took a village to make this happen, and we want to especially thank our VILLAGE FOLKS: Linnea Dolan, Rebecca Egan, Barbara Ekern and Colleen Perrine. Your time, effort, creativity and enthusiasm are cherished, and we truly appreciate YOU! Kudos, also, to Adam Guthu for helping with the cue cards during rehearsal and on Sunday morning during the Program.

And finally, a HUGE THANK YOU to our ringleader and musician extraordinaire, Miss Colleen! We are so blessed to have you and appreciate all the creativity, passion and love you pour into your ministry at Prince of Peace. Bravo!!

Please enjoy some photos from the joyous morning!

IMPORTANT DATES (Sept '22 - Jan '23):

  • Sunday, 9/11: Faith Formation Kickoff! | 9:15 am Open House 
  • Sunday, 10/23: NO FAITH FORMATION
  • Saturday, 12/10: Christmas Program Rehearsal | 10-11 am | Sanctuary 
  • Sunday, 12/11: Christmas Program! | During 9:40 am Worship Service **Children Report to Fellowship Hall at 9:15!!**
  • Sunday, 12/18: Christmas Celebration! **Sign up to Bring Snacks!**
  • Sunday, 1/8/23: Faith Formation Resumes