New Christian Formation Network Holds First Meeting

Join others around the Diocese who are interested in Christian Formation as the Formation Network hosts its first meeting on Tuesday September 20th at 7pm, at St. Matthew’s, Goffstown. The Church is located at 3 North Mast Street in Goffstown.

The discussion will include the following topics:

1)      Sharing resources- please bring anything you have found that is helpful, or just interesting.

2)      Are there areas you are struggling with? Perhaps others can help.

3)      There is some discussion of creating a “Formation track” at a future Lay Leadership day (held on the first Sat. in May). What would you like to see included?

4)      How can we reach out to others? Do you know of people who might be interested in Adult, Intergenerational, youth or children’s formation? Is there something we should do for Diocesan convention in November?

5)      Are there programs we can do better as a larger group? Perhaps a Bible Study available over Skype?

Other ideas for consideration include a Summer Bible reading/activity program. Last summer Sparkhouse offered a summer Bible  reading program for kids, including activities. ( see herehttp://blog.sparkhouse.org/summer-reading-program-christian/ ). Next summer there will be a group paddling down the Connecticut river to focus on our care of creation. Are there ways we could support that effort? Perhaps with online meditations? Or activities?

Another opportunity for Christian Formation leaders is Province 1 .  More information is found at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ed54i5lw13c7eb40&llr=zei84bqab The Episcopal Church of NH  is offering five $100 scholarships for this event. For information about the scholarships, contact Tina Pickering tpickering@nhepiscopal.org