March 10, 2019 by Candace Kostna, Family Ministry Coordinator Our day-to day lives are filled with so many things – work, school, household chores, kids’ activities, appointments, caring for family members, and to-do lists that never seem to end. Throw in keeping up with current events or dealing with challenges, and this list could go…

Supper, Study and Vespers in Lent Thursdays in Lent (March 14th, 21st, 28th, and April 4th, and 11th) Join us for a bread and soup supper, followed by two study session options, and concluding with Holden Evening Prayer. Supper: 6:00 – 6:30 pm Study: 6:30 – 7:15 pm Holden Evening Prayer: 7:15 – 7:45 pm Study…

February 24, 2019 by Candace Kostna, Family Ministry Coordinator Over the recent long weekend, my Facebook and Instagram feeds were filled with posts about families spending time together. Many were outdoors enjoying God’s creation, braving the cold temperatures! No matter what the activity, it was clear that this family time was special and full of…

By Candace Kostna, Family Ministry Coordinator Take a moment and think about your faith journey. Who has played a significant role in shaping your faith? Your parents, grandparents, and extended family members likely top your list.This makes sense, as parents do play an integral role in their children’s faith formation. Grandparents and extended family members…

January 10, 2019 by Candace Kostna, Family Ministry Coordinator “Baptism is so full of comfort and grace that heaven and earth cannot comprehend it. It promises and brings the entire Christ. The blessings of baptism are boundless. No greater jewel can adorn our body and soul than baptism, for through it we obtain perfect holiness…

December 7, 2018 by Candace Kostna, Family Ministry Coordinator Our lives are filled with rituals and traditions – our regular patterns of behavior that occur daily, weekly and seasonally. The familiarity and rhythm of what we do assure us all is well. These experiences connect us with each other and remind us of who we…

November 14, 2018 by Candace Kostna, Family Ministry Coordinator After washing his disciples’ feet Jesus said “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you should also wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you” – John 13:14-15 Service to…

November 4, 2018 by Candace Kostna, Family Ministry Coordinator How are devotions part of our life of faith? Ummm…devotions? Yes, devotions – taking time to pray, to read the bible, and to reflect on God’s presence in our lives as disciples of Jesus. Isn’t that what we do when we worship together as a faith…

October 21, 2018 by Candace Kostna, Family Ministry Coordinator Here is a closer look at Caring conversations – one of the key faith formation practices that our family ministry model is based on. Think about the many conversations you have with others on a daily basis. What are they about? Perhaps some of the topics…

October 7, 2018 by Candace Kostna, Family Ministry Coordinator On our website, we offer a snapshot of our family ministry model: “We worship together as families. Instead of sending our kids away for Sunday school, we share a worship experience and then provide resources and encouragement for parents to take an active role in their…

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