WE LEARN AND WE GROW
An archive of previous programs we've used at Gloria Dei can be found here.
ADULT CHRISTIAN ED
A Bible Study to Overcome Racism and Xenophobia
As a RIC parish, we're mindful of our commitment to anti-racism, as well as
days in late-January for Remembering Victims of the Holocaust and Victims of Islamophobia.
In the weeks after Epiphany, we are looking at these texts and reflections
(which draw from this resource from World Council of Churches)
A Bible Study from MNO Synod called
Questioning Privilege, Working Towards a Day Without Racism
We will begin this on February 21st, and follow the weekly reflections through
the season of Lent!
Download the resource here.
We will gather Wednesday mornings on Zoom (see our e-news for sign-in link) - the format will be
conversational, and questions are encouraged!
This is a two-year program on the basics of our Christian faith, through a Lutheran lens! Students usually begin the program in grade eight.
As we offer this program at Gloria Dei, we also connect with other Lutheran youth, and community groups, from time to time.
Sunday School lessons are offered during the Sunday morning worship service;
children from pre-school to grade seven are welcome and invited!
During the pandemic, we made some resources available online:
A playlist of videos is available here (each lesson is around 10 minutes long)
Some resources for downloading and using at home are available here.
A Palm Sunday resource available here.
A video about Palm Sunday and Maundy Thursday, here.
A video about Good Friday and Easter, here.
While not Christian education, per se, this link will take you to some learning opportunities
from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, which certainly have overlapping values with our faith!
Additional Resources for Christian Education
From KAIROS Canada:
Blanket Exercise Resources
From Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada: