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Christian Formation & Education

NEW! 2021 Vacation Bible Camp (VBC) curriculum - a free resource for households, churches, and individuals. Click the image below to download your copy. 

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Exploring Collaborative Faith Formation Networks:   Mondays 1:00-2:00pm

In addition to our ongoing general information sharing sessions on Thursday nights (see below), on Mondays we will hold faith formation meetings about building collaborative networks. ALL are welcome!! For more information and the Zoom link to attend, please contact Emily Keniston

Christian Education Collaboration of Maine Meetings:  Thursdays 6:30-730pm

Join us to discuss your programs and challenges. Here are the foci for the Maine Formation conversation meetings - all taking place on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm. In rotation -- First week of the month: in-person formation/ Second week of the month: online formation/ Third week of the month: at home formation/ Fourth week of the month: supporting one another and caring for our spirits. All are welcome to attend! Please contact Emily Keniston for the Zoom link to attend. Also reach out to Emily if you are looking for support or connections in this work or have any questions about youth formation by email or cell 207-210-7500.   

Here's some other ways to be connected with people in other Maine Episcopal churches who do ministry with children and youth:

1. Email your questions about and get support for Christian Formation to Emily Keniston, Diocesan Consultant for Christian Formation or call (207) 210-7500. Do you want to visit another church's Sunday School?  Or visit other leaders? 

2. Join the Christian Ed Collaboration. Start by joining the Christian Ed Collaboration Facebook Group.  This is one of the ways that people connect. The Christian Ed Collaboration is a network of people (laypeople and clergy, volunteers and employees) from Episcopal congregations all over Maine, who are dedicated to sharing resources and ideas.  We support and help one another. During 2020, the group has been meeting on Thursday evenings over Zoom to discuss planning for the program year. Email Emily for the link to join this meeting!

2. Subscribe to the Dio Log (our diocesan newsletter).  That's where to find notices of Christian Ed Collaboration meetings, Maine Episcopal Youth Events, continuing education opportunities, etc. 

3. One of the best ways to connect with Episcopal Christian Ed leaders from all over the country and beyond is to join the FORMA facebook group or attend one of the upcoming Forma conferences. If you are interested, please reach out to Emily Keniston as we may be able to purchase an institutional ticket package for the conference. 

For links to resources, click here

Youth Ministry 

 Maine Episcopal Youth  

Online Gatherings for Youth Mondays

Maine Episcopal Youth will be meeting the third Monday of each month from 7-8:30 pm starting September 21, 2020. Youth grades 6-12 are welcome to join as we check-in and get to know one another and Christ. Please join using this link 

Youth Leaders Invited to Connect with One Another

Do you work with youth at your parish? Join our monthly meetings as we support one another, talk about our individual and communal challenges, and figure out how to be Christ in the world with and for our youth. Meetings will be second-Mondays from 6:30-7:30 pm starting on September 14. Please email email and ask for the Zoom link to join.

MaineYouth.org

You'll find out about Maine Episcopal Youth at maineyouth.org  These include these current IN PERSON summer 2021 opportunities for kids & teens in grades 6-12 and past mission events. You can also contact our Canon for Youth Ministry, Sara D'Angio White at 207.772.1953 ext. 130. 

 Camp Bishopswood

To find out about our summer camp in Hope, Maine, go to Bishopswood.org. Check out Summer Finale diocesan summer opportunity for individuals and families at Camp Bishopswood at the end of August here.

Where Mainers find resources and ideas

Children's resources collected by FORMA - Episcoforma Children’s Page
Pinterest page maintained by FORMA - FORMA's pinterest
From the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary - Building Faith and Building Faith: Home Practices.
Ask questions and respond to the questions of others on the very active listserv for FORMA members.
 


 

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