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

September/October Schedule
* September 24th
– PreK-K: Joseph and his Coat
– 1st-3rd: Joseph and his Brothers
– 4th-5th: TBD
– 6th Grade: Confession and Forgiveness

* October 1st
– PreK-K: Joseph and his Coat
– 1st-3rd: Joseph and Pharaoh
– 4th-5th: The Chief Priests
– 6th Grade: Stay in Worship

* October 8th
– PreK-K: Baby Moses
– 1st-3rd: Joseph and Pharaoh
– 4th-5th: Parable of the Vineyard
– 6th Grade: Small Catechism Intro

* October 15th
– PreK-K: Baby Moses
– 1st-3rd: Moses and the Plagues
– 4th-5th: The Wedding Banquet
– 6th Grade: Stay in Worship

* October 22nd
– ALL AGES: Family Worship (See Below)

* October 29th
– PreK-K: Baby Moses
– 1st-3rd: Moses and the Red Sea
– 4th-5th: Martin Luther/The Reformers
– 6th Grade: Reformation

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 first Family Worship of the 20017-2018 School Year is scheduled for Sunday, October 22nd

MILESTONE EVENTS are grade specific events that happen periodically throughout. Our goal (eventually) is to create a milestone event for each grade level. Below are some upcoming Milestone Events
* WELCOME TO SUNDAY SCHOOL MILESTONE for all incoming 3 year olds will be a 2-part milestone the weekend of September 16th and 17th. On Saturday morning the 16th all incoming three year olds are invited to join us here at Church as we walk through what a Sunday morning will look like now that they are in Sunday School. THEN, on Sunday, September 17th they will receive their new Spark Story Bible as the second part of the milestone event.

* BIBLE MILESTONE EVENT is for all 2nd graders and their parents and will happen on Sunday, September 17th. During worship (whichever service you normally attend) your child will receive a new NRSV Spark Bible that they will learn how to use during a Bible Class that will happen after the 2nd service.

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.