At All Saints Church, we prize learning, seeking to know the mind and will of God through Scripture, reason, tradition and human experience. A wide variety of educational opportunities for all ages are offered on Sundays and during the week throughout the year.
Senior Associate for Adult Education
All Saints Church offers a comprehensive adult education program that includes Bible and theology, spirituality and pastoral care, the impact of arts and literature on our lives, and practical ways to live out our commitment to peace and justice. Information about the adult education offerings each week can be found in the Saints Alive newsletter and on the All Saints Web site.
Confirmation is a program of lectures, discussion and small group meetings for those seeking confirmation in the Episcopal Church and those wishing to reaffirm their confirmation. The class is designed for those who have completed Exploring Membership and seek to enter more deeply into membership and discipleship in the Episcopal Church.
Following the liturgical year from Advent through Pentecost,
participants discuss significant issues of Christian faith, practice and theology within the framework of the Church's teaching and worship; its understanding of sin, evil and forgiveness; personal and social ethics; and the call to be agents of justice and peace in the world.
The program begins each January and concludes with confirmation in May.
EFM (EDUCATION FOR MINISTRY)
EFM is a four-year group seminar that studies Hebrew/Christian Scriptures and church history. As lay persons we face the difficult and often subtle task of interpreting the richness of the churchís faith in a complex and confusing world. We need a theological education which supports our faith and also teaches us to express that faith in day-to-day events. Through discussion and guided reflection, the seminar provides the opportunity for deeper understanding of how our lives and actions are part of our rich theological heritage. Group members are part of a small group in which the events of each personís life may be examined in the light of the materials being studied. By examining our own beliefs and their relationship to our culture and the tradition of our Christian faith, we can learn what it means to be effective ministers in the world. The program is produced by the University of the South, an Episcopal University. The class meets weekly on a weeknight from September through May. Tuition is approximately $340 per year.
See the Greater Pasadena EFM website here.
Senior Associate for Adult Education
On Sundays at 10:15 a.m. (between services), the Rector's Forum welcomes speakers from around the country, as well as from our congregation, to address issues of current importance. Speakers are selected by the Rector. Suggestions for dynamic speakers are welcome.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: ELEMENTARY
During the 10:15 a.m. education hour, children in kindergarten through fifth grade encounter the Bible, our Episcopal traditions and our story as a people of God. The curriculum we use is Godly Play, a Montessori-based program of Christian formation and an interactive way for the children to learn Bible stories, our traditions, and how they fit into the larger story of God's people.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: PRESCHOOL
During Sunday morning worship, each classroom has story time, art time and snack. We welcome parents to come and take their children to Communion. If you wish to take your child to Communion, the best time to come and get them is at the Peace.
During the 10:15 a.m. education hour, children in Rooms 3, and 4 have Sunday School, taught by wonderful and dedicated volunteers. Sunday School concludes with a brief worship service from 10:45 to 11 a.m. During this service, children will receive Communion. Parents are welcome to join us for worship! Please check the Sunday School calendar for specific information such as themes and dates for each classroom.