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Christian Education

ONLINE IN A TIME OF ISOLATION

 

Contact us for more information for online meeting time and link. We'll be using "Zoom" (you can download the app to your computer or device in advance, here) - it even works well on smartphones!

 

An archive of previous programs we've used at Gloria Dei can be found here.

ADULT CHRISTIAN ED

 

In January-February, 2023, we'll be having some conversation about other faiths, with a focus on what they believe about the planet.
This is an introductory treatment (more in-depth may be done at a later date where we would welcome members of other traditions and faiths to speak about their values and beliefs, personally) and this study is meant to open up conversation.
We will use this study guide reflecting on this poster (inspired by this poster, and sourced from this website); some of our conversation may also draw upon these videos created by Pastor Tyler. Some pages of comparisons between the religious traditions and Lutheranism are available 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!

 

January 11 - introduction (are there other traditions among us?)
and Judaism (study guide p.9, video clip)

January 18 - Islam (study guide p.8, video clip)

January 25 - Buddhism (study guide p. 6, video clip)

February 1 - Unitarianism (study guide p.11, video clip)

February 8 - Bahá'i (study guide p.5, video clip)


BONUS: Taoism (study guide p.11, video clip)
Sikhism (study guide p.10, video clip)
 

Recommended resource (if you can find a copy!): Honoring Our Neighbor's Faith

(comparison pages are scanned from this book)

 

 

CONFIRMATION

 

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.
We offer this program in tandem with St Mark's, Faith Lutheran, and Messiah churches.

We follow the Colaborate curriculum.

 

 

 

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM
 

As we gathered online, video Sunday School lessons were made available in a playlist here (each lesson is around 10 minutes long)

Some resources for downloading and using at home 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

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