“Train children in the way they should go and when they are old they will not turn from it.” ~ Proverbs 22:6
Lauren Schlegel leads our Christian Education program.
I am so excited to be back at St. Luke's Church as the Director of Christian Education. I have celebrated significant milestones at St. Luke's Church. I was baptized, confirmed, married, and two of my three children were also baptized here. Prior to moving back to Scituate, I was a teacher in the Chelsea Public Schools as an eighth grade math teacher and special education liaison. I am looking forward to raising my children in Christian faith at St. Luke's Church and in the church school. I look forward to meeting the many wonderful families and members of the parish!
Christian Education Mission Statement
Children of all ages are welcome at St. Luke’s. The primary aim of Christian Education in the Episcopal Church is to support people of God as they seek to live the Baptismal Covenant and to express their unique calling as followers of Jesus Christ. We at St. Luke’s respond faithfully to our youngest members of the church by having a safe and nurturing environment that encourages the spiritual growth of all of our children.
Our goal at St. Luke’s is to impart an understanding of Episcopal traditions and liturgy and a reflection of Christ’s teachings.
The purpose of Christian Education in the Episcopal Church is to equip us to live out our Baptismal Covenant, which calls us to live in relationship with Jesus Christ which causes us to live our beliefs.
Classes meet on Sunday mornings at 10:00AM. We use "Weaving God's Promises" for Pre-K to 2nd grade and "Building Faith Brick by Brick" for 3rd to 5th grades. Our children also participate in many church-wide events throughout the year in various ways, so they are fully included in the life of our community. Activities include baking cookies for our annual Harvest Fair, making flowers for Mother's Day, and taking part in the Christmas Pageant.
We complete CORI reports (a background check of criminal history) on all teachers. Our teachers complete the Safe Church training program presented by the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and attend training specific to our curriculum.