The Cathedral of St. Paul, Burlington, VT
Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Making Time for God: Nurturing a Life of Faith
School, soccer, ballet, scouts, homework, and play dates – our children’s calendars are as full as ours these days. How do we help our children slow down and make space for God? Children experience God all the time, but it is nurtured at home and in caring communities. How can we help our children grown up with a life of faith while nurturing our own spirituality as parents and teachers? Join us as we explore a variety of ways adults can guide and share a life of prayer with children using different methods of prayer at home, worship, or in the classroom. Whether it is adoration, confession, thanksgiving or supplication (ACTS), we can grow in our relationship with God. A variety of resource materials will also be available and plenty of ideas to take home to try on with your family.
Sharon Ely Pearson has been the Christian Formation Specialist for Church Publishing Incorporated since November 2007. Prior to joining CPI, she was the Children’s Ministries & Christian Education Coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut for ten years. A book editor and curriculum writer, she travels throughout the Episcopal Church offer workshops and consultations. A graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary and a lifelong Episcopalian, she lives in Norwalk, Connecticut with her husband, John, of 36 years, Shadow the cat, and Chobe a year-old rescue black Lab.
The author of The Prayer Book Guide to Christian Education, 3rd edition (Morehouse, 2009), Call on Me: A Prayer Book for Young People (Morehouse, 2012), The Episcopal Christian Educator’s Handbook (Morehouse, 2013), Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Theologies of Confirmation (Morehouse, 2014), and Marked for Mission: Youth in Action (Morehouse 2014), she blogs at Rows of Sharon (www.rowsofsharon.com). Follow her on twitter @rowsofsharonp