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Christ Episcopal Church

Riverton, New Jersey

 

 

  • Christian Education

"grant that those who teach and those who learn may find You to be the source of all truth"
                                                                           The book of Common Prayer pg 824

 

Sunday School

Christ Church has an active Sunday school Program serving about 38 children of the Pre-K age through the eighth grade. Several age appropiate programs are being offered including the"Godly Play" and "Rite 13". From September through mid June, children attend Church School every Sunday following the Gospel Reading. On the fourth Sunday of each month, they participate in Holy Comm-union with the rest of the parish family. Children are generallly confirmed while in middle school and are encouraged to join the youth group program, "Journey to Adulthood" therafter. Along with a superintendant and nursery coordinator, the Sunday School is taught by a corp of volunteer parents who participate in ongoing teacher training.

 

Youth Group

Comprised of about 25 children in grades 9-12, the Youth Group is involved and helpfu; in many aspects of our parish life. Under the direction of the co-ordinator and several parents, some of the groups activities include writing, producing and directing the Christmas Pagent, participating in the World Vision 30 hour famine ( which raised over $2000.00 in 2004), and helping to feed the homeless through Project Interaction. The Youth Group has hosted the annual parish picnic and other social activities, including trips with other diocesan Youth Groups. Many of its members also lead the reading of the Psalm during the ten o'clock service.

 

Adult Education

From September through mid-June, Bible study is held every Wednesday morning after the Eucharist and again on the second Wednesday evening of the month after the fellowship of a pot luck supper. During Lent there are also specia; programs that are coordinated with other Episcopal Churches in the Burlington Convication. Parishoners also participate in programs, work-shops and retreats for lay ministries offered by the Diocese. In the past, sev-eral groups have traveled to England, Europe and the Middle East, touring churches,cathedrals and many points of intrest. Exaamples of these special tours were " Cathedrals Of England" which included Canterbury, and "The Steps of Saint Paul" through Greece and the Holy Land.

 

Readers

From our beutifully carved lecturn, lessons from the Old and New Testaments and Psalms are read by members of the congregation at every service. A sound system has been installed to assist the speakers. This group of men, women and youth have been coached and scheduled by a professional speaker who is a member of the parish.