The concept 30 Good Minutes is a result of a parish wide survey asking for more Christian Education at St. David's Episcopal Church, specifically on Sunday mornings. With discerning prayer along with the practicality of how, it seemed the best way to do this was to offer this between services enabling the 9:00am congregation to stay after service and the 10:45am congregation to come early. This is how 30 Good Minutes: Christian Education for all ages, preschool - adult was born.
The pilot program was launched during Lent of 2014. This was a success having over 100 participants each week. The results in a follow up survey along with verbal input resulted in the decision to offer this 3 times in 2014-2015: Fall, Advent and Lent.
Each 30 Good Minutes series will be themed based and rich in discussion as we explore and learn together.
The Bible: God's Story, Our Story is our fall series.
Beginning September 14th we begin a 4 week exploration of "The Bible: God's Story, Our Story" between services on Sunday mornings. There is something for everyone. At 10:00 am Rev. Mary Kay will meet adults in the Adult Ed room for an in-depth discussion of the Bible.
At the same time, the children in preschool - 5th grade will meet in the preschool for weekly lessons and hands on activities. together with their teachers they will widen their discovery of faith in many ways.
Middle School and High School youth will meet in the Boslaugh classroom and living room using both contemporary and Christian music weaving their story and love of music with God's story.
Sunday School will continue to be focused on Sunday's readings and offered at the 10:45 service. Whether you attend the 9:00 am or 10:45 am service, we invite you to come, learn and explore as we walk through the bible together.
Online registration begins August 17th at bit.ly/30GoodMinsReg
For more information email 30GoodMinutes@sdlife.org