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Welcome!  This is one of six pages about Christian formation for children and teens.

It's brought to you by the Christian Ed Collaboration network, who are dedicated to mutual support and sharing of resources and ideas. 

Do you want to be connected with people in other Maine Episcopal churches who do ministry with kids and teens?


Quick things for new leaders, clergy and teachers to do:

1. Join the Christian Ed Collaboration Facebook Group.  This is one of the ways that people connect.  The Christian Ed Collaboration is a network of people (laypeople and clergy, volunteers and employees) from Episcopal congregations all over Maine, who are dedicated to sharing resources and ideas.  We support and help one another.

2. Subscribe to the DioLog (our diocesan newsletter).  That's where to find notices of Christian Ed Collaboration meetings, Maine Episcopal Youth Events, continuing education opportunities, etc.

3. Email Katie Holicky, the Christian Ed Collaboration Chair, or Jane Hartwell, who is the Diocesan Canon for Formation.  Say hello.  We'll help you with support and connections.

4. You may want to join Faith Formation Connect, which is our online community and learning group for adults interested in faith formation/Christian Ed/spiritual growth for children and teens. This group also has a facebook group.  For more information or to join the next cohort, contact Emily Keniston.  

And also:

Take a look at the Maine Episcopal Youth Events calendar at maineyouth.org  You'll find out about summer opportunities and weekend diocesan events led by volunteers from many churches. Many kids & teens in grades 6-12 participate each year, and many of them help to lead. The leader is diocesan Youth Missioner Sara D'Angio White

To find out about our summer camp, go to Bishopswood.org for our regular summer camp (ages 7-16).  Our other summer opportunities for kids in grades 6-12 are at  maineyouth.org 

Do you want to visit other churches' Sunday Schools?  Or drive to visit other leaders?  We will reaimburse you for gas and coffee.  Contact Katie Holicky or Jane Hartwell.

Jane has a small lending library for your use.

Our diocese has grants to enable you to attend continuing education event.  Contact Jane for help, or see the Wolf Fund (for lay) and the Loring Fund (for clergy) online.

There are Christian Ed Collaboration gatherings once or twice a year.  We hope you come!  Please mkae sure that Jane has your name and contact information.



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