Church School is for children who have turned three by September 2016 through those in 6th grade. We begin at 9:50AM each Sunday morning. Teachers bring the children into Church at the Peace, which is shortly after the sermon, to join their families and caregivers for the Eucharist.
Look for a greeter in the hallway in the Education Center to direct you to the classrooms.
3-year olds – Kindergarten: Meet in Education Center for Godly Play
1st Grade - 2nd Grade: Meet in Library for Godly Play
3rd Grade – 4th Grade: Meet in Outreach Center for "Holy Moly"
5th/6th Grade: Meet in Youth Room for "Connect"
Godly Play is the curriculum used to teach 3 year-olds through 2nd graders. It’s a Montessori-based teaching philosophy that equips children for the life of Christian discipleship by providing the tools of Christian language, space, and community. Through captivating, visual storytelling, Godly Play makes use of biblical parables, stories and liturgical actions to help children become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives. They “practice” understanding their faith by learning to talk about it. Godly Play is not just about learning intellectual lessons or keeping children entertained. We believe young children yearn to know God and want to feed a spiritual hunger.
Holy Moly is a Christian education program for children in 3rd-4th grade. Children learn Old and New Testament stories that follow the narrative arc of the Bible, and how to apply those stories to their own lives.
Connect is a Christian education program designed specifically for tweens. Instead of learning individual stories each week, the children explore themes using several stories a week. Themes include "The Life of Christ," and "The Spreading of the Gospel."
Church School Reminders
As part of some lessons, and as a way to experience community and fellowship, we occasionally serve food during Church School. The food may contain or may have been prepared in a facility that processes milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat, soy and gluten.
During coffee hour, there are no Church School personnel watching your child[ren]. Please know where your children are.