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St. Patrick's Episcopal Church

Pagosa Springs, Colorado

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Christian Education

Children and Youth Ministry 

St. Patrick’s teaches our youngsters to embrace a faithful Christian lifestyle in three age groups: Toddlers to Kindergarten, 1st to 5th grades, and 6th grade and older. Twelve volunteer adults are participating in the Children and Youth Ministry.

Highlights of the past year include making Christmas Nativity sun-catchers for the children of Hands of God Episcopal Church in Honduras, enjoying acoustic music Sundays, baking bread for Eucharist, studying the works of C.S. Lewis, and attending the new “Narnia: Prince Caspian” movie.
Our youth served as acolytes and ushers and played acoustic musical instruments for the Christmas Eve pageant, while the children acted out the Nativity story in costume.

Our Children and Youth Ministry grows as the needs of our parishioners change. St. Patrick’s welcomes all families and youngsters to join us.

Adult Education

St. Patrick’s Sunday Adult Education curriculum is centered on Christ, based on the Bible and consistent with reformed theology.
   “The Scriptures are:
  • Still applicable today as a guide for how we should live.
  • A description of who Jesus is & proof of a living Christ.
  • A tool for teaching others about Christ.” – M. Borg
Topics range from Bible study and practical theology to contemporary issues and from Christian social justice to sharing God's love around the world. The teaching style and class format also vary according to the curriculum.

The variety of Sunday morning study topics are designed to broaden our understanding and application of the Christian life.   Seasonal studies – Advent and Lent - address specific areas focused on integrating Christianity into our daily life.  Classes provide an opportunity to meet and study God's word in a caring, loving and supportive environment & are scheduled from 9:00 am to 9:45 am each Sunday Morning.  For more information or to share suggestions for future discussion topics, contact Cherlyn and John Gwin.