Christian education (i.e., Sunday School) is provided for children during the 9:30 a.m. service on most Sundays throughout the program year (September to June). There is no Christian education held on Sundays on holiday weekends, and occasionally on other Sundays when special events or other concerns interfere with the usual schedule.
Preschool Through Fifth Grade: Living the Good News
Before the 9:30 service, children in preschool through elementary school line up behind the small wooden cross in the narthex or join Priscilla Hooper, Director of Family Ministries, in the procession. Each Sunday Priscilla and a parent volunteer lead the children in a lectionary-based Sunday school lesson.
We use a curriculum called Living the Good News, produced by Church Publishing. This is a great curriculum available online with many great hands-on learning experiences. By using a lectionary-based Sunday school curriculum children of all ages and their parents can go home and discuss the same lessons. At the passing of the peace, the children return to be with their parents for communion.
Supervised Play During Coffee Hour
After a quick snack at coffee hour, the children who would like to, can join a group in the Godly Play room downstairs for supervised play, led by Priscilla. While there, I will go over the Gospel for the day and open it up for discussion with the children.