Traditional Sunday School is offered September – June during the 10 AM Worship Service. Children gather with their families in the Sanctuary for the Call to Worship, Confession, Sign of Peace, Anthem, and Children’s Message. Following the Children’s Message, children in preschool through grade 6 are dismissed to the Sunday School classrooms to learn about God’s Love, Worship, Prayer, and Service in multi-age learning groups. A lectionary based curriculum, Feasting on the Word, is used to hear Bible stories, ask questions, and interpret the stories in meaningful activities.
Through active participation in Sunday School and Worship, children come to realize:
- They are called to be disciples of Christ
- The Holy Spirit is at work in their lives, our church, and in the world
- God calls each to love and respect one other
- The Church is a special place where all are welcome
- All are called to have a personal relationship with God
- Faith guides their lives and helps them make choices
Family Worship and Communion Sundays
During the school year, on the first Sunday of the month, children remain in the worship service. Participation in worship is a vital component of a child’s faith formation. Children are provided opportunities several times during the year to actively participate in worship through singing, special prayer services, presentations, reading scripture, and serving as an usher. In June, the older Sunday School students, along with the Confirmation Class, will lead the regular worship service on Youth Sunday. Youth in Grades 3-8 are invited to read Scripture and serve as Ushers during Communion Sundays.
4 PM Christmas Eve Worship Service
The 4PM Christmas Worship service is a traditional worship service for the young and young-at-heart. This service is geared towards a child’s perspective and encourages families with children of all ages to worship together.
Along with the Pastor and Adult Choir, the youth serve as readers, ushers, youth choir, and actors in a dramatic portrayal of Christ’s birth during the worship service.
Faith and Friends Days
Approximately one Sunday per month during the school year, children are invited, and encouraged, to bring a friend or two to Sunday School. During these special days, children of all ages will gather and grow in faith by participating in holiday activities with a Christian perspective: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Advent/Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Lent/Easter, etc.
Grades 3-8 Service Days
Once a month during the school year, youth in grades 3-8 are invited to join together in service for the community and Church. Service opportunities take place during the 10AM Worship Service.
- Host Chili Cook-Off (fall)
- Hosting intergenerational Advent event
- Collecting donations for Heifer Project
- Lenten Pancake Breakfast
- Lenten Pretzels
- Easter Egg Hunt
- Coffee Hour
- Community Outreach
During the summer months, children are invited to participate in interactive learning stations to help them grow in their faith. Summer Sundays allow children to grow and discover their faith in an informal setting in a multi-age learning environment.
Church Office: 908-234-2733