Sunday School for Children and Youth

We encourage children and youth to set aside this hour each week to grow in knowledge and faith! Classes meet from 9:45-10:45 am on Sunday mornings. Our outstanding volunteer staff members undergo a background check and receive training to prepare them for the classroom. Special attention is given to the variety of learning styles. Children with special needs are joyfully welcomed!

Classes use curriculum resources to explore the Bible and our faith tradition through stories, games, art, music, drama, and fellowship. Classes participate in hands-on learning opportunities and mission projects to deepen their understanding. Each year, the Sunday School Program adopts a special mission project and all offering collected during Sunday School supports this project.

Please contact Rev. Sherry Scates, Minister of Faith Formation for more information.

We have a class for you!

Toddler Class – For children who are two years old by September 1st, 2015. During the hour, children interact with classmates and their teachers, learn new faith words and exciting Bible stories, and discover that church is a fun and loving place to be. Children take home Bible story cards so that parents can join in the learning process. Room 101.

Preschool Class and Pre-Kindergarten Class – For children who are three or four by September 1st, 2015. In these classes, children hear simple stories from the Bible, sing and move to Bible verses, pray simple prayers, experience the love of the church, and express wonder at God’s world. Room 102.

Kindergarten Class and First Grade Class – In these early elementary classes, children build relationships with caring adults who model Christian attitudes and behaviors. They sing familiar hymns and learn Bible verses, hear simple Bible stories, pray together, learn to help others, and experience belonging at church. Rooms 103 and 104.

Second Grade Class and Third Grade Class – These classes encourage kids to use their reading and emerging critical thinking skills to delve deeper into the Bible and begin to formulate questions about their faith. Third graders receive a Bible as a gift at the beginning of the year and learn how to use the text to nurture their growing faith and sense of community. Rooms 105 and 202.

Fourth Grade Class and Fifth Grade Class – At this age, children have the opportunity to apply the stories of the Christian faith to how they live and their relationship with God. They begin to learn more about our scriptures and about Bible times. They are encouraged to make connections between the stories and traditions of our faith and their own lives. Rooms 203 and 204.

Pre-Confirmation Class (Sixth and Seventh Grade) –  This class covers an overview of the Bible, exploring key basics of faith and engaging “tweens” so that the material is memorable and relevant to their lives. This class prepares students for the confirmation process and for developing their own faith. Room 205.

Eighth Grade Confirmation Class – Students are prepared and encouraged to make a commitment to Christ and to their church. Students grow through a deepening knowledge of scripture, tradition, and the world around them. Class time, worship, service projects and participation in retreats are expected. Class is led by the youth pastor. Room 106.

Senior High Class – This class is open to all youth who are in 9th-12th grade. Students deepen their spirituality as they work to apply the principles of their faith to their daily lives. Community in the classroom is emphasized as the youth grow into disciples of Jesus Christ. Room 207.