Child Care for infants and toddlers (0-3 years old during all Sunday morning services and 0-5 years in the Summer when Sunday School is NOT in session) is available every week of the year during the worship service. The Child Care area is located in the nursery on the first floor in the church vestry. We utilize a sign-in and -out procedure and also a nursery paging system to notify you during the service if your child needs you for any reason. Download the brochure below for more detailed Child Care information.
Sunday School is offered during the academic year (September – May) for children ages 3-12 years old. Each year we begin a new Sunday School year on Rally Day (generally the 3rd Sunday in September) and conclude on Children’s Sunday (usually the 3rd Sunday of May). The schedule is posted on the church’s calendar.
Children and their families meet before the service at 9:40 in the vestry for Circle Time, a gathering time of announcements, birthday celebrations, children’s offertory collection and prayer. Children then attend the beginning of the service with their parents and then leave for Sunday School after the Children’s Message or as otherwise indicated in the bulletin. Children are escorted by volunteers to their appropriate Sunday School class in our Education Building and parents pick them up their after the service.
Our Sunday School utilizes a Workshop Rotation Model curriculum. The Workshop Rotation Model is a method of teaching Sunday School that our church has utilized for many years. The goal is to teach bible and religious stories and concepts through multimedia workshops including: arts & crafts,
performing arts (music, drama, storytelling, puppets, etc.), games, cooking, movies, outreach projects, etc. In a rotational setting, the same Bible story or theme is taught for several consecutive weeks. Each week, learners rotate to a different workshop. The story remains the same, but children encounter it in different ways. The more different ways children explore a story or concept, the
more it is reinforced in their memories. The variety of experiences keeps interest high throughout the unit. Leaders teach the same lesson, with age level adjustments, for the length of the rotation. This curriculum is very accommodating to busy family with schedules that often prevent them from
attending every single week.
Youth Class, Sunday School for our teenagers, meets every Sunday morning when Sunday School is in session. The class is open to all students in 6th grade (and 7th grade in alternating years). The lessons occasionally relate to the story being taught in Sunday School for that month, but the intention of this class is to have more in depth discussions and activities in order to prepare them for their upcoming confirmation journey.