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CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD

in the SHARON CHAPEL ATRIUM

Sharon Chapel uses Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) in the children’s Christian education program. CGS embraces Montessori methods of education in a religious setting. Children from toddlers to age twelve go up to our Atrium, a space set aside for the children learn and experience God. Trained catechists help facilitate each child’s learning. 

Children are encouraged to come early on Sundays (at the same time as the first Adult Forum). The children will work in the Atrium through the beginning of the main church service then at the passing of the peace, all the children will come down to take part in the Eucharist with their families. 

 

On the last Sunday of each month, the Atrium is closed to allow our catechists an opportunity to worship. The main service is adjusted to ensure the music, prayers, and sermon are more accessible to children.

Learn more about: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

ATRIUM SCHEDULE​

The Sharon Chapel Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Atrium is open every Sunday at 9:00 AM for children 18 months to 12 years old. Children are welcome to come up to the Atrium at any time before regular services and will rejoin the main congregation in time to be with their parents for communion. The Atrium is closed on the last Sunday of each month and children join their parents for the main Worship & Holy Eucharist service.

Adult & Children's Formation*

Worship & Holy Eucharist I

Worship & Holy Eucharist II**

Coffee Hour

9:00AM

8:00AM

10:30AM

11:30AM

* Except Last Sunday of the month

+Nursery care provided for children under 3.

SUNDAY SERVICES

Adult & Children's Formation*

Worship & Holy Eucharist I

Worship & Holy Eucharist II+

Coffee Hour

 9:00AM

8:00AM

10:30AM

 11:30AM

* Except Last Sunday of the month

+Nursery care provided for children under 3.

ADDRESS

703-960-4808

3421 Franconia Road

Alexandria, Virginia 22310

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