Infant - 3 Years: Nursery Care
Nursery Care is available on Sundays from 9-11am.
3 Years - 3rd Grade: Worship Center
Worship Center incorporates song and stories and is designed to teach children about the themes, characters, and stories from the Bible. Worship Center is offered every Sunday from September-May, beginning at 9:30AM and running through the first half of the worship service. Worship Center is an open program, with no registration required.
3 Years - 5th Grade: Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a five-day program of stories, song, crafts, and games centered on a thematic telling of Bible stories. VBS runs from 6:15-8:15PM Sunday-Thursday during the week of Father's Day. Registration forms are available in the church newsletter and on the church website beginning in May of each year.
3rd Grade - 6th Grade: Upper Room
Upper Room sessions provide children with a transition from the Worship Center experience to mentoring and/or Confirmation. Upper Room is a three-year rotation of lessons that helps children become familiar with the liturgy, the catechism found in The Book of Common Prayer, and selected lessons from the Bible. The aim of Upper Room is to encourage students through exposure and experience, to learn words and actions for participation in worship and liturgy. The illustrations used in the Episcopal Children's Curriculum and the Reform curriculum are very appropriate. Clergy, churches, liturgical actions, text and language are all used and portrayed as people in Episcopal setting, as children are most likely to experience them. Selections from The Book of Common Prayer and the Bible are incorporated into every lesson. Upper Room is at 9:30 AM on the first and third Sunday of the month, from September-May. Upper Room meets in the fellowship hall. On the second and fourth Sundays of the month, students are encouraged to join their families in worship, and to assist in the worship service as readers, acolytes, choir members, etc. Upper Room is an open program, with no registration required.
7th Grade - 8th Grade: Mentoring
Qualified members of the congregation provide mentoring to students. Mentors help to provide spiritual guidance, teaching and resources, and companionship for young people as they transition into adulthood. Mentoring is intended to transition children into the Confirmation Class, but can extend into high school as desired. Mentors and students meet for an hour, once a month, at a public place, most often after church on Sundays. The mentoring program runs all year round. No registration is required, but parents are encouraged to talk with the clergy about pairing their student with a mentor.
8th Grade-12th Grade: Confirmation
Students learn about the history, polity, and theology of The Episcopal Church, as well as the Bible. Students begin to develop their own personal faith and practice. Confirmation Class prepares students for the Rite of Confirmation, a public commitment of faith administered by the Bishop. Students may attend the Confirmation Class, even if they do not wish to receive the Rite of Confirmation. Confirmation is offered once every two years.
If you have any questions or would like more information about St. Aidan's formation programs for children, please contact the church office at 262-673-7273.
9th through 12th Grade: RE-Form-Ancestors
Starting in January, we are introducing a new program for our High School Students entering 9th grade through 12th grade. RE:Form–Ancestors will explore the stories of various people from both the Old and New Testaments. Every other week there will be a different ancestor featured. The class will begin with an 8-10 minute video that tells the story of the ancestor, followed by a discussion and an activity book to help with the discussion. RE:Form-Ancestors will be held twice a month, every 2nd and 4th Sunday and will meet in the Fellowship Hall starting at 9:30am and will last approximately 25 minutes. This class is different from the Worship Center and Upper Room. There is no teacher, just an adult mediator, to keep the conversations focused. The first class will be on Sunday, January 10. The Ancestors will be Adam and Eve.
St. Aidan's Episcopal Church
670 E Monroe Ave
Hartford, WI 53027
The Rev. Lars Skoglund, Bishop's Vicar
Office Hours: Monday 9 am - 2 pm; Tuesday 12 pm - 4 pm; Wednesday, 9 am - 2 pm and Thursday as needed or by appointment
Every Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. – St. Aidan's Breakfast at George Webb on Hwy 60
First Saturday of every month at 8:00 a.m. - St. Aidan's Men's Breakfast. (September 2, 2017)
Last Saturday of every month at 11:30 a.m. - Hartford Community Lunch
(August 26, 2017)