Christian Education

Christian education for adults, youth, and children

Adults

Adult Forum: Adult Forum is held on Sunday mornings during the 9:00 a.m. education hour in the Library Lounge from September through May. The Forum covers a wide variety of topics, including issues of Christian faith, history, theology, life, parenting, and Bible study. Guest lecturers contribute throughout the year.

Bible Studies:  Adult Bible studies are offered throughout the year, typically on Monday nights. Suggestions for topics or specific books of the Bible to study are always welcome.

Youth

Confirmation Class (Grades 6, 7 and 8)
: Grade 6 will participate in a Pre-Confirmation program this year.  Beginning in Grade 7, St. Martin’s offers a two year training for Confirmation.  The Confirmation class meets on Sunday mornings during the education hour at 9:00 a.m.  The program includes studies of the Bible, The Small Catechism, Martin Luther, and Lutheran traditions.  In addition, the class meets one Sunday after church for lunch and consultation with mentors. An annual weekend retreat is part of the program. The rite of confirmation normally occurs on Pentecost.

Confirmation 2016

 

Children’s Sunday School (Age 2 through Grade 5) ; Sunday School for children from age 2 through grade 5 is offered every Sunday during the education hour at 9:00 a.m. The curriculum is from Lutheran publishing houses and is Bible-based.

New for 2014-2015 school year—We have selected a new format for Sunday School which is based on a rotation model. The children will study a Bible story for multiple weeks through various mediums.

Also, new this year, we are offering online Sunday School registration. To register your child, please click here.

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Sunday School Music

We are blessed to have Kerry Heyes lead our Sunday School children in music for 15 minutes at the start of Sunday School each week. The children learn songs based on the day’s lectionary and prepare seasonal music. Kerry has also led St. Martin’s VBS Music since moving to Maryland. Kerry served as organist and choir director of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lindenhurst, Long Island for 30 years, and continues as a choir member, accompanist and substitute organist in New York and Maryland.

 

Vacation Bible School

Every summer, St. Martin’s offers a week-long Vacation Bible School (VBS) for children age 4 to grade 4. For more information, visit our Vacation Bible School page.