At St. Peter’s, Christian Education is taken very seriously. It is important for children, youth, and adults alike to study God’s Word and learn about the love of Jesus Christ.
There are many opportunities for adult learning. Sunday mornings at 10:15 between worship services, there is an in-depth study of that day’s Bible readings. Tuesday mornings we gather at church for a delicious breakfast and Bible study at 8:00 am. Thursday evenings, a women’s Bible study is held at 7:00 pm. Short-term studies and retreats are also offered and open to all.
The Community Christian Seniors ministry, a gathering of seniors and retirees, meets every Wednesday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. It includes fellowship, Bible study, educational programs, and lunch. All seniors from the community who are interested in exploring things from a Christian perspective are invited.
Children and Youth Education:
St. Peter’s offers Sunday School every week during the school year at 10:15 am for ages preschool through grade 6. Confirmation, a course of Bible and catechism study, is offered for grades 7 and 8, and St. Peter’s Youth Group meets on a regular basis to plan service projects, activities, and events. For more information on any of these programs, please contact the church office at 363-5211.
Community Nursery School:
St. Peter’s sponsors a Christian nursery school for children in the area who are 3 and 4 years old. Classes are on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:15 am to 11:45 am. For more information, please contact Linda Hartman, director, through the church office at 363-5211.
As part of our Confirmation program, the youth spend one week at the Mohawk Valley Lutheran Confirmation Camp at the Vanderkamp Retreat and Camping Center in Cleveland, NY.
Vacation Bible School:
During the summer, St. Peter’s offers Vacation Bible School (VBS) for children ages 3-grade 6 in the community, usually in the middle of August. All kids are welcome and the program is free. For details, please contact the church office.
St. Peter’s also participates in the Verona Area Council of Churches VBS program, which is held in July. Both programs are centered on the Bible and on helping kids learn how to follow Jesus.