This outreach ministry program is directed toward children 4 years-old through eighth grade. Children’s Faith Formation meets on Monday nights, September – April. Our dynamic learning experience begins each week with a prayer service that includes scripture readings, songs, and prayers. These services are led by the students and parents are welcome to join us during this time.
After the service, students are grouped by grade level to continue their learning in the classrooms where our dedicated and qualified Catechists encourage and guide their students into a deeper love and understanding of our Catholic faith.
Along with learning the Catholic faith, we teach our students to live it! Students take part in service projects such as visiting the home-bound, making greeting cards, caroling, doing yard work, and group projects like food drives, assisting at soup kitchens, and visiting nursing homes.
Contact Lori Thelen
(517) 647-6505 EXT 419
New Sacrament Requirements
Preparation for the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation will last two years. If your child is of age to receive these Sacraments, they must attend Faith Formation classes in first and second grade for First Communion and seventh and eighth grade for Confirmation.
Call the office if you have any questions regarding this requirement.
Sharing of your time and talents
Our Parish is responsible for providing meals for the First Congregational Church on the 2nd Monday of each month. Event facilitators need students from grades 6-8 to help on these evenings. Students will need to arrive at 3:45 pm.
This is a great opportunity for Confirmation Candidates to start building up their “time and talent” service hours needed in preparing for Confirmation.
There are incentives provided for students that volunteer. There are green slips that will need to be returned to Lori Thelen for a reward. Students will receive these slips from the adult at the church organizing the meals.
Any questions? Contact Lori Thelen.
When Portland Public Schools are closed due to weather issues on a Monday, Monday Night Faith Formation classes are canceled.