The diocese offers several formation opportunities for children. Here you will find useful information, including registration procedures, registration forms, event opportunities and flyers to help spread the word.
Children's Curriculum Resources
The Love First program (and now its own organization, The Love First Project) was started by a husband and wife team – a family therapist and Episcopal priest – and the busy parents of young children who wondered if the busyness was helping them raise the loving, kind children they’d intended. Families are finding that Love First works to increase the volume on love and kindness, teachers are finding it intuitive and rewarding to teach, children are hearing and seeing that love is important, that their love matters, and that they can have a positive impact on the world, and, the Church has found a way to make religion, God and faith an integral and meaningful part of children’s everyday, busy lives. What started as a Sunday school program in a mid-sized parish in the Diocese of Massachusetts has grown to 20+ churches in more than a dozen dioceses.
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The transition from 5th to 6th grade is often a time filled with excitement and anxiety. The trait that most accurately zeros in on 5th-graders’ identity is that they are “inbetweeners.” Even at church, fifth-graders often feel as if they don’t belong. Many think they’re too old for Sunday school but are intimidated by junior high kids. 5th Grade Bridge Retreat allows rising 6th-…Read More »