Below is an outline of Christian Education offerings for children during and after services. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these offerings have been suspended. It is our hope that indoor worship and education will resume in the near future. Sunday worship is currently offered via YouTube each week, with links to a bulletin for this service as well as for Morning Prayer at home. A children's online Bible Study with Director of Family Ministries, Priscilla Hooper, is also offered each Sunday. If you would like more information on how to join in on the children's service, contact Priscilla Hooper.
An outdoor Sunday service at 5:00pm on the Walden Street side of the building will be offered each Sunday beginning August 9 (weather permitting). If you would like to attend, please bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Masks must be worn by all in attendance, and social distancing protocols followed. Please contact the rector, Bob Hooper, for more information on the outdoor worship service.
When we are able to offer our regular worship schedule, 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: Kids for Christ (KFC)
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 An Illustrated Compassion: Learning to Love Like God, created by Adam Walker Cleaveland, Founder & Illustrator. This curriculum uses music, storytelling, and coloring pages to encourage children’s biblical literacy. This 12-unit curriculum emphasizes compassion found in the Bible in three modules: the Hebrew Scriptures, the New Testament, and Living a Life of Compassion.
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.