Education

SCHOOL YEAR MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

SUNDAY SCHOOL meets during both Sunday Morning worship services (9:00 and 10:30).  We invite all children ages 3 (by September 1st, 2016) – 6th grade join us.  We encourage pre-registration, but it is not required if you would simply like to check it out on a Sunday morning. Our classes are divided by age group. Sunday School registration is now up and running! Full classes resume on Sunday, September 17th

Winter Schedule
February 25th
* PreK-K: Feeding of the 5000
* 1st-3rd: Wedding at Cana
* 4th-5th: Following Jesus
* 6th: STAY in WORSHIP

March 4th
* PreK-K: Feeding of the 5000
* 1st-3rd: Wedding at Cana
* 4th-5th: Trash Day
* 6th Grade: Baptism

FAMILY WORSHIP SUNDAYS happens 3-4 times a year and they give our young people a chance to be in worship for more of the Worship service. On Family worship Sundays our young people start in worship, leave during the readings and sermon, and return after the sermon is over. During their time out of the service they will be doing activities that will give them a glimpse of the Gospel in way that is applicable to their life. Our next Family Worship Sunday is on February 18th where we will help the Hearts and Hands for Jamaica team decorate bed sheets for the Childrens Home that we partner with.

MILESTONE EVENTS are grade specific events that happen periodically throughout. Our goal (eventually) is to create a milestone event for each grade level.

UPCOMING MILESTONE EVENTS
Communion Milestone – 5th Grade
* This milestone is designed to give our 5th graders a deeper look in the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Through video, discussion and study we will learn about Communion, discover why it is considered a Sacrament and MORE! This is a two part milestone. The learning part of the milestone will happen on Sunday, March 18th after the 10:30 service. We will be done no later than 1:30 (a light lunch will be served). The second part of this milestone takes place on Maundy Thursday (March 29th) as our 5th graders take an active part in the Maundy Thursday service. For many of our 5th graders this is also when they will receive their 1st Communion.

SUMMER MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES: Check Back in May for upcoming Summer Dates

SUNDAY MORNING DIG is offered two Sundays a month and is an informal Sunday School like gathering.  We meet all together (anyone 3 years old – 6th grade) right after Kids Time and return to worship after the Sermon. During our time together we explore the readings for the day through games, activities, crafts and sometimes a snack.  You do not need to pre-register for DIG, simply come on a Sunday morning.

On Sundays when DIG is not offered, we have Childrens Activity bulletins that follow the morning’s readings as well.  Those bulletins (and crayons) can be picked up as they return to their seats from Kids Time.

On some non-DIG Sundays we have a member of the Congregation who has volunteered to do some “Storytime Sundays”. Storytime Sundays will have the same time frame as DIG and will happen by the Wiggle Garden/Library area.

ACTIVITY TABLES are offered as part of our Wednesday night worship.  They are located right outside of the CLC (where we hold Wednesday worship) and provide different activities for the young people that go along with the Gospel reading and main topic for the evening.  The activity tables are available after Kids Time for the remainder of the service.