Adult supervised childcare for infants and toddlers is provided each Sunday from 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. in Room 216 while parents attend worship.
Each week parents are also asked to sign their child in and provide contact information so they can be reached that morning.
After the children’s message each Sunday, three and four year-olds are invited to meet in room 214. However, on the first Sunday of each month when Communion is celebrated, they begin in church school at 10 a.m. Church School classes end at 11:10 a.m.
Children are introduced to the Christian faith through stories, music and simple crafts. Our preschoolers will also be encouraged to get to know one another and our teachers through creative play.
After the children’s message each Sunday, children in kindergarten through fifth grade are dismissed to their classrooms on the 4th floor. Church School classes end at 11:10 a.m. On the first Sunday of each month when Communion is celebrated, however, children begin church school at 10 a.m. and re-enter the service to participate in the sacrament with their families.
Our Faith Journeys church school program uses the Workshop Rotation Model. Children rotate by class in a different themed workshop for a four to six week period. Volunteer teachers lead each workshop on a flexible rotating schedule.
During each rotation, children hear about a Bible story in a different way. Our rotation workshops include: Bible Quest, Jonah’s Workshop, Gather Round the Community Garden, and Moved By the Spirit. Children have the opportunity to explore the stories of their faith through drama, games, cooking, building and art.
Middle School youth also begin each Sunday in worship and leave for their classroom after the children’s message. Church School classes end at 11:10 a.m. However, on the first Sunday of each month when Communion is celebrated, the youth begin in church school at 10 a.m. and re-enter the service to participate in the sacrament with their families. Youth meet in the Community Room on the 2nd floor.
Our Middle School class will explore Bible themes and how the Bible stories fit together. Using interactive Connect Bibles, they will be able to highlight, underline, sketch on and search through the pages. This class serves as both a review of stories and skills learned in their early church school years, and as a preparation for confirmation class.