The Christ Church Quincy Sunday School uses materials from Weaving God’s Promises, a three-year Christian education program for children ages 3 to 11. The curriculum was developed and written exclusively for the Episcopal Church to encourage the process of faith formation and to learn how God’s promises of salvation are inextricably woven into our lives.
The goal of Weaving God’s Promises is to teach children the way of Christ, not only in the church but also in the world, and to give them a solid grounding for future youth formation programs, which in turn will prepare them for Christian adulthood.
Weaving God’s Promises provides children with basic knowledge of Church teachings in the three elements essential to the practice of our faith. Each is dependent on the other in order for the faith to stand firmly:
- Christian education- the great stories of the Old and New Testaments are the core of the lessons, with special emphasis on the life and teachings of Jesus
- Worship- the curriculum includes information about church history, seasons of the Church year, church practices, use of The Book of Common Prayer, our Anglican and Episcopal tradition, the principal sacraments of our Church: Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist
- Service- applying Christian principles to our lives as essential to faith. Includes the principles and practices of: prayer, outreach and service, Christian ethics, and contemporary issues
The Christ Church Quincy Sunday School incorporates age appropriate activities, plus active discussion of the day’s lesson.