Faith Formation Lessons 10/22

6th Grade Confirmation

Preparing for Sunday

E-mail Mr. Austin BEFORE Sunday with the answers to the questions on this week’s email. Be sure to have the Big Journal, paper, pen(cil) with you for class.

The votes have been counted and we have a class verse!  It is:

Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”

Sunday Morning Zoom Sessions: Please reference your weekly Confirmation Faith at Home email for your Sunday morning Zoom links.


4th & 5th Grade Groups

Please try to watch the video prior to Sunday morning’s group Zoom. It will help you be prepared for group discussion and thinking! Parents, you’ll enjoy this, too, and will empower you to engage the family in the way of Jesus. NOTE: These videos are password protected due to copy-write; see the weekly newsletter email for details.

Beatitudes | Session 5

5th Grade – Please take a minute to choose the day/time for your child’s Weekly Small Group check-in via Zoom. This is a vital element of this fall’s structure. The check-ins begin on Monday. Small Group Sign Ups


4-year-old to 3rd Grade Groups
Growing in God’s Love

Session 7: How Esau and Jacob Got Over It
Genesis 32-33 | Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible, p. 36
Listen to the story here

NOTE: These videos are password protected due to copy-write; see the weekly newsletter email for details.


Nursery Group
God Loves Me

October 25: Safe in a Basket


Did you miss signing up for at-home sessions and a DIY bag?

Contact Tina for information about how to join in the fun.

Growing in God’s Love: Jacob and Unit

October 4

Session 4: How the Twins were Born
Genesis 25:19-28 | Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible, p. 30
Listen to the story here
Connecting Links from pg. 9 in the Parent Guide:
Jacob and Esau Commentary | Parenting Multiples | Grand-parenting Tips

October 11

Session 5: Jacob and Esau Both Want Their Share
Genesis 27:1-29 | Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible, p. 32
Listen to the story here
Connecting Links from pg. 17 in the Parent Guide:
Jacob & Esau Conflict Commentary | PCUSA Peacemaking Resources

October 18

Session 6: When Things Get Really Scary
Genesis 32:22–32 | Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible, p. 34
Listen to the story here
Connecting Links from pg. 27 in the Parent Guide:
Jacob Wrestles Commentary | United Nations Main Tasks | Prayers for Peace

October 25

Session 7: How Esau and Jacob Got Over It
Genesis 32-33 | Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible, p. 36
Listen to the story here

Confirmation Session Videos

October 25:

Session 7 | What Is Sin and How Do We Turn From It?

October 18:

Session 6 | What Is Sin?

October 11:

Session 5 | The Bible

October 4:

Session 4 | Knowing & Trusting God Part 2

September 27:

Session 3 | Knowing & Trusting God Part 1
Be sure to watch the video! Emmett Russell, Ruby Mae’s dad, created this for you!

September 20:

Session 2 | Jesus Christ 101
Who is Jesus Christ? Who is he to you? Click the video to watch this week’s lesson. In this video, there is a prompt to watch this YouTube video from Colt McCoy.

September 13:

Session 1 | Welcome to Confirmation + Joshua
Meet Confirmation Leader and Elder Austin McMullen, and follow along with Session 1 video – “What is Confirmation?” Covenant Loyalty and the story of Joshua

4th & 5th Grade Session Videos

NOTE: These videos are password protected due to copy-write; see the weekly newsletter email for details.

October 25:

Session 5 | Beatitudes

October 18:

Session 4 | Beatitudes

October 11:

Session 3 | Beatitudes

October 4:

Session 2 | Beatitudes

September 27:

Session 1 | To Be Blessed

God Loves Me Nursery Stories

This Week’s Story

October 25: Safe in a Basket

Stories from Previous Weeks

October 18: Plenty to Eat
October 11: Two Coats for Joseph
October 4: Count the Stars
September 27: A Very Sad Day
September 20: A Rainy, Rainy Day
September 13: Take Good Care of My World

October 2020

October Verse of the Month

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

~ Jeremiah 29:11

Growing in God’s Love: Creation Unit

September 13

Session 1: How God Made Everything
Genesis 1:1-2:4a | Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible, p. 20
Listen to the story here | Purchase the Story Bible on Amazon here
Connecting Links from pg. 7 in the Parent Guide:
Genesis 1 Commentary | Earth-Care-Congregations

September 20

Session 2: We Were All Farmers Once
Genesis 2:4b-22 | Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible, p. 22
Listen to the story here
Connecting Links from pg. 21 in the Parent Guide:
 Genesis 2 Commentary Feeding America

September 27

Session 3: When the World Started Over Again
Genesis 6-9 | Growing in God’s Love: A Story Bible, p. 24
Listen to the story here 
Connecting Links from pg. 27 in the Parent Guide:
Flood Podcast Flood Commentary | Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

For Parents: Go Deeper with Todd Jones
Check out Pastor Todd’s Lecture Series on Genesis Part 1 & 2
Click here for Lectures

Young Children and Worship 2020-2021

For more information about Young Children & Worship, click here.

This Week’s Story

October 25: The Ark and a Tent for God

Stories from Previous Weeks

October 18: The 10 Best Ways to Live
October 11: Exodus
October 4: Abram & Sarai
September 27: Noah
September 20: The Story of Creation
September 13: The Good Shepherd
September 6: Welcome to Young Children and Worship

September 2020

September Verse of the Month

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”
~ Isaiah 43:1

Milestone Study Sessions

Dear Galatians parents,

This Sunday, January 12, your first grader will begin their 3-week Milestone study, Exploring the Sacrament of Baptism.

The leaders of your child’s Sunday School group, Ramsey and Chase Corn,  Keats and Phil Leach, Gena and John Moran, and Meredith and Mike Stewart, will be guiding the children through this unit.  Children will use their senses, symbols, and Scripture to learn what a sacrament is, what baptism means to them and remember their own baptism (or look forward to the time when they will be baptized).

You can be an integral part of this exploration of baptism. We have created some activities and talking points that you can use during the study to reflect with your child on their experience on Sunday and then look ahead to what will be explored the following week. These can be done at any time during your week together as a family or one-on-one with your first grader.

We’ve also provided the catechism language from Belonging to God: A First Catechism to give you language to talk about the Trinity, baptism and Sacraments.

You can find the activities, talking points, and catechism for use at home here.

We encourage you to check it out this week to introduce your child to the unit and begin the conversation about the symbol of water used at baptism.

Looking ahead, please put Sunday, Feb. 2 at 9:45 on your calendar. This is the Milestone Celebration for you and your first grader.  We encourage you to attend with your child as we culminate our time of learning about this important part of discipleship and worship.

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