At St. Peter’s we believe that Christian Education is a journey, not a destination. We strive to promote lifelong learning beginning at age 3 through adult, as described in the offerings below. Mid-week confirmation classes are held during the school year for 8th and 9th graders, while a nightly Vacation Bible School is offered one week in the summer for the children. Come get started on your journey!
Our Youth Group gathers on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 10 am in the Hang Out Room. Our youth meet to discuss important issues in their lives and explore their Lutheran faith together. Sessions may include games, art, music, snacks, or just hanging together. Special outings are held periodically and have included trips to the Philadelphia Christmas Market, Dorney Park, Phillies games, and pool parties. The gatherings are led by James and Lisa Miller.
Classes are held in September and October for 4th graders or older children who did not yet receive Holy Communion instructions. Usually, they consist of four sessions. First Holy Communion is celebrated on All Saints Sunday, the first Sunday of November, Children who will receive their First Holy Communion have to be baptized first.
Confirmation Classes are provided for 7th and 8th graders in a two-year program that starts in September of a given year and ends two years later in spring with a service of Confirmation or Affirmation of Faith. These sessions provide in-depth knowledge about the history of the church, the Bible, the Christian faith, Lutheran teachings and how it relates to everyday life. Sometimes older kids can join this group. Part of the confirmation journey is retreats, service projects, and involvement in church and fellowship youth gatherings.
Our Vacation Bible Schools are big, fun, and full of creative touches. They include a family meal, Bible lessons, crafts or science experiments, videos, and lots more. Skits and upbeat music are presented nightly which really get the children involved.
Usually, VBS takes place the third week of July, Sunday through Thursday nights during evening hours.
Here are some comments from parents whose children attended our VBS:
“This was our first year, and we’re absolutely amazed at how wonderful everything was. My girls applied the lessons and we had great family discussions.”
“I liked VBS because the themes were important lessons that we’d like to instill in our children. The staff was energetic, excited and friendly and the dinners were fantastic!! Thank you!!”
“I liked VBS because ... my son came home declaring “Jesus loves me!” This warms my heart!!”