Since the beginning of Lent the youth Sunday school class has been engaged in a multi-sensory, multi-media curriculum called “Worship Feast Lent”. Worship Feast is a journey of sorts that helps us to discover or rediscover our faith in Jesus and how best we can relate our daily life to that faith. Worship Feast challenges us to learn not only about our own faith but also how others whose cultures are different from ours express their faith in Christ.
One week we made “chotkis” and learned the “Jesus prayer”. Chotkis are prayer beads used in the Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition and the Jesus prayer is a prayer that helps one to focus on God using the beads to count our prayers.
This is not your typical Sunday school and youth are encouraged to attend and bring their friends. Our theme for this year is “Lent is about making room for God” and this Sunday school class is one way that youth can do just that “make room for God”. When compared with our busy schedules of school, homework, music, and sports, the hour or so we spend in church and Sunday school each week is miniscule. However committing to this small amount of time for our faith formation each week can and mostly likely will have positive results in our lives.
Highlighting the Christian Education programs of First Congregational United Church of Christ, Spencerport, NY