We grow in Christ
This program provides necessary abuse-prevention and harassment-prevention training for our staff and congregation, as well as other churches in the deanery. All people involved in paid or volunteer ministry positions are required to take Parts 1 and 2 of this training.
Join us for our Lenten Saturdays series.
10:30-12:30 Feb. 25 - April 1
Rest in God
a Lenten Series
at St. Charles Episcopal Church
2/25 Discussion: “Jesus and the Disinherited” (Chapter 1)
3/4 Walking a Labyrinth
3/11 Interfaith Gathering
(1:00 at the Islamic Center of Kane County)
3/18 Retreat of Meditative Practices
(followed by a salad luncheon)
3/25 Walking the Stations of the Cross
4/1 The Music of Lent and Holy Week
Sunday School and Youth Group
We have a history of wonderful Sunday School programs staffed by loving volunteers.
For pre-K through grade 3, we have used "Godly Play." Grades 4-6, have used "Connects." Grades 7-8 have a two-year commitment for Confirmation.
High school students travel together on pilgrimage trips and service mission trips.
Our youth groups organize food drives, fundraisers, and during the summer the high school students have gone on a "Mission in the Mountains" project in Kentucky, with the Christian Appalachian Project (CAP). There they have done work projects for people who cannot do the work themselves - repairing homes and growing in faith. Every 4th year there have been pilgrimages: to Scotland, Alaska,
and the Grand Canyon.
Ongoing education and fellowship
For adults, opportunities abound from traditional Bible study groups, Adult Forum, and Daughters of the King. Additionally, Education for Ministry is an academic and spiritual growth program for those who wish to delve deeper into their faith.
For more information about adult education programs, please contact the church office at 630-584-2596.
An Adult Bible Study meets Tuesdays at 1:00 over Zoom with a rotating schedule of books to study and discuss. Link Meeting ID: 865 3516 0570 Passcode: 702460
Education for Ministry is a four year class that prepares people for ministry. The program of study includes:
Year 1: Old Testament
Year 2: New Testament
Year 3: Church History
Year 4: Theology and Ethics
The program was developed by the Department of Theology at the University of the South in Tennessee. Our participants meet once a week to discuss reading assignments.
The rector conducts a series of sessions with Newcomers to the Episcopal Church about the history, life, and style of worship of our church. Classes are formed as the need arises.
The Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) is an international women's order devoted to daily prayer, evangelism, service, and personal spiritual development. Our parish chapter is named for St. Catherine of Siena.
Opportunities abound in our region
The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago offers many programs for adults and youth, including the annual Diocesan Convention, summer-time Camp Chicago, and the Happening.
For more information on youth programs, please click here.
The Diocesan Convention is held annually in November. For more information, please click here.