Sunday School

Sunday School

On a typical Sunday morning, children are invited to sit with their family in worship through the children's sermon. Children participate in the children's sermon and give a blessing to the congregation, and then they are dismissed to their classrooms. Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are welcome in the nursery anytime during worship.

Preschool

Skilled staff and volunteers greet children, make a point to talk about your families' needs, and work in teams to create a familiar and stable environment for children.

Lessons, written by church staff, follow a three-year sequence of Bible stories with messages that young children can grasp.

Kindergarten and Grade 1

Kindergarten and first grade are taught as advanced levels of the nursery. Like in the nursery, experienced volunteers work in teams to create a welcoming environment.

Lessons, written by church staff, build on the themes taught in the nursery and follow a three-year sequence.

Elementary Grades 2-5

Elementary Sunday school staff and volunteers know the children and watch for ways to develop their interests and connect them more deeply with the ministry of the church. Families connect to learning opportunities through a weekly family e-newsletter highlighting Sunday and upcoming activities.

Children are grouped into age and skill-related groups: grades 2-3 and grades 4-5. Information from parents about their children's needs and best learning environment is welcome. Weekly workshop details are communicated in the famiy newsletter, in the Sunday bulletin, and on signboards at entrances to the Sunday school area. Children go to the workshop location directly from worship.

Middle School, Grades 6-8

Youth ministry staff coordinate Sunday morning educational programs, Wednesday fellowship, and special events. Our goal for middle school students is to connect them with faithful adults and involve them more closely in the life of the congregation. In a time of busy schedules, our goal is to practice faith together. Using scripture, worship, mission, current events, and service experiences, youth are encouraged in their faith practices and toward full participation in the congregation. A weekly family newsletter highlights programs and activities.