Middle School Access is run by Director of Christian Education, Christine Geeding, with help from the middle school parents. Access is a 3-year program for grades 5-7 (8th grade confirmands are welcome, too!).

Access 2020-2021 begins on Saturday, September 26th from 4-5pm in the Lower Parking Lot. Fall schedule to come!

Access divides 1 hr between an interactive lesson digging into the structure, origins and purpose of the Bible, social time, and a snack. Using differentiated methods of learning, Mrs. G. moves students through stations that interact with the day’s material in different ways.
Throughout the cycle Mrs. G. touches briefly on orthodox Christian beliefs, perspectives on the bible, authorship and genres, comparative myths, Hebrew/Jewish history, and important biblical themes. The students often ask about angels, miracles, the creation story, and the incarnation, so we usually spend some time there too.
Access’ main goal is to get students asking real questions about what they have grown up thinking about the Bible or Christianity, and to learn together that sometimes we won’t find a satisfactory answer…but we can still have a robust and joyous faith.

Access is a pre-confirmation class.

Contact cgeeding@uccdarien.org for more info.