From September to May, Sunday mornings offer a wonderful opportunity for our children to delve into the discovery of God’s creation. Sunday School classes are offered from Children’s Time (or Children’s Sermon) in worship until 11:15 AM for children from three years old to eighth grade. Here is the schedule for the 2013-14 year:
September 15 – All Classes with Anne Fuehrer, Director of Children and Family Ministries
Getting to Know Each Other and Finding the Lost Sheep
September 22 – Preschool-Grade 8 classes begin
September 29 – Preschool-Grade 8 classes
October 6 – Christ Kid’s Club – Celebrating Communion from the Four Corners of the Earth
(World Communion Sunday)
October 13 – Columbus Day Weekend – Preschool-Grade 8 classes
October 20 – Preschool-Grade 8 classes
October 27 – Preschool-Grade 8 classes
November 3 – Christ Kid’s Club – The Saints in your Back Yard
November 10 – Preschool-Grade 8 classes
November 17 – Preschool-Grade 8 classes
November 24 – Preschool-Grade 8 classes
December 1 – Christ Kid’s Club – Celebrating Advent at Home/Making Chrismons
December 8 – Preschool-Grade 8 classes
December 15 – Pageant
December 22 – Preschool-Grade 8 classes
December 29 – No Sunday School
January 5 – Christ Kid’s Club – Kings and Cake
January 12 – Preschool-Grade 8 classes
January 19 – Preschool-Grade 8 classes
January 26 – Preschool-Grade 8 classes
February 2 – Christ Kid’s Club – Service and Mission
February 9 – Preschool-Grade 8 classes
February 16 – Winter Break – No Sunday School Classes
February 23 – Preschool-Grade 8 classes
March 2 – Christ Kid’s Club – Mardi Gras and Mask Making
March 9 – Preschool-Grade 8 classes
March 16 – Preschool-Grade 8 classes
March 23 – Preschool-Grade 8 classes
April 6 – Christ Kid’s Club – About Those Disciples
April 13 – Palm Sunday – Preschool-Grade 8 classes
April 20 – Easter – No Sunday school Classes
April 27 – Preschool-Grade 8 classes
May 4 – Christ Kid’s Club – Preparing for Children’s Celebration Sunday
May 11 – Preschool-Grade 8 classes
May 18 – Children’s Celebration Sunday – No classes, All In Worship
With the gifts of our volunteer teachers, we use a curriculum called the Seasons of the Spirit to explore meaning and mystery in the Bible; celebrate in worship, sacraments, education, and service; engage in ministries of love, justice, and witness; and live in inclusive communities of faith, shaped and led by the Holy Spirit. We offer six traditional Sunday School classes for the following age groups:
- Preschool (Ages 3-4)
- Kindergarten (Age 5)
- Grades 1 and 2 (Ages 6-7)
- Grades 3 and 4 (Ages 8-9)
- Grades 5 and 6 (Ages 10-11)
- Grades 7 and 8 (Ages 12-14)
If you’re interested in registering for this meaningful experience that offers both children and adults to engage in their faith, please register for all Family Formation programs with this form.
CHRIST KID’S CLUB
On the first Sunday of the month, our children from Grades K-6 take a break from their usual Sunday School classes for a different kind of learning experience. They begin in the chapel to expand their knowledge of God with Anne Fuehrer, our Director of Children and Family Ministries and special guests from the church community. The children then move to the Community Room for activities relating to the topic presented in the chapel. Children maybe picked up in the Community Room.
Preschoolers are invited to continue classes with Mrs. McAloon and Nursery care is provided for infants and toddlers. 7th and 8th grades are welcome to participate in worship or assist with the large group activities.
BIBLE DISCOVERY WORKSHOP
A favorite spring tradition, this program for 3rd and 4th graders began in 1989 with Debbie Riley and Loretta Pond. In 2011, Deb Theriault and Beth Hess took on the challenge to continue to teach the three afternoon classes through a combination of discussion, games, snacks and song. The children are engaged in the competition of the games and learn to navigate through the Bible at a rapid speed in order to be successful in the games. It is an opportunity that adds to the Sunday School experience so that our youth have a better understanding of the 66 books in the Old and New Testaments. Each year, the program concludes with a presentation of Bibles in Sunday worship and the congregational singing of The New Testament Books of the Bible song, led by our newest graduates. Dates and times for 2014 are TBD.
CHILDREN’S CELEBRATION SUNDAY
We honor our children on CHILDREN’S CELEBRATION SUNDAY which will be May 18, 2014! On the Sunday of this special worship experience, our children lead us in worship, prayer and song as we celebrate their presence in our community. After church, we will share in food and fellowship at an All-Church Picnic!
GREETINGS FROM THE CHURCH NURSERY
The nursery is overseen by our Director of Children of Youth Ministries, with advisement by an informal team of Early Childhood Development specialists. Our little ones are cared for each week by volunteers: One Adult and one -two caring youth helpers who serve our church every Sunday. Each volunteer is asked to submit an application for a background check. This September our nursery was relocated upstairs next to the Community Room and comfortably situated between the Kindergarten and Pre-school classrooms.
If you have a child between the ages of 4 months and 3 years, please consider visiting the nursery. It’s a great way for your little one to spend time with our church family.