CHILDREN AND YOUTH CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Education opportunities are available for children and youth ages 3 through high school.
Sunday School from 10:30-11:20 am is after 9:30 am Sunday Worship.
Sunday School is open to 3 year-olds through Grade 6.
Wednesday School from 6:00-6:50 pm is before 7:00 pm Worship On Wednesday. Wednesday School is open to 3 year-olds through Grade 8.
SPARK is a new curriculum published by Augsburg Fortress that is being used in Sunday and Wednesday School for Age 3 to Grade 4. The Bible stories being taught during education times are the same as the Bible lessons heard during worship. Classes are taught by volunteer members of the congregation September through May. Students have the same teachers for the entire school year so that they can develop a bond with adults in their congregational family.
Youth Christian Education
Grapple is the curriculum from Group Publishing that is used for Route 56 our students in Grades 5 and 6 on both Sunday and Wednesday. This is an interactive discussion curriculum that uses the Bible to help students answer the faith questions they are encountering in their daily lives.
Re:Form the Anti-Workbook from Augsburg Fortress is the curriculum used at the Revive 78 classes for our students in Grades 7 and 8. Revive 78 is education, confirmation and youth group rolled into a one night a week event. Wednesday is the night for Revive 78 meetings.
Classes for 7th & 8th Grade students are held monthly on Sunday nights using a retreat format. Studies are led by Pastor Tony Haglund and Kari Elling, Youth Director.
7th Grade students and their parents work through a guide called “Confirmation Journey for Parents and Youth” before beginning the retreat classes.
Mentoring for 9th Grade students is held Sunday evenings. 9th Graders and their chosen mentors spend time talking about faith using the “Confirmation Journey for Mentors and Youth” books as a starting point.
Confirmation is held on Reformation Sunday each year for 9th Graders completing the classes.
Adult Faith and Fellowship Forum
Adults gather weekly on Sunday mornings from 10:45-11:20 am to study and discuss what it means to live out the Christian life. Our current curriculum is a video, Bible study, discussion series called “Living the Question”. Grab a cup of coffee and a treat then head to Bethlehem Chapel.
Women's Circle Bible Study
Join the women of Canton Lutheran in studying the Bible the second Thursday of each month. Faith and Hope Circles meet to study from “Women of the New Testament”. Hope Circle meets at 9:30 am, Faith Circle at 2:00 pm. Joy Circle meets over the noon hour to study “How Lutherans Interpret the Bible” a video and discussion series. All Circles meet in the Church Library. If you have any questions, please contact Judy Stearns through the church office at 764-2429.
WELCOMEThe Canton Lutheran Church welcomes you to engage with us on life’s journey. Go ahead and ask questions. Strengthen your faith. Help your community.
MISSION"The mission of Canton Lutheran Church is to support and ENCOURAGE one another in the Christian faith,
that we may be witnesses, PROCLAIMING near and far the saving and healing power of Jesus Christ,
and SERVING our neighbor with love and compassion."