Beginning at age 3 years through 5th grade, we offer an hour of guided Christian education, led by volunteer church members, on Sunday mornings from 9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Children are grouped by age and grade. Curriculum is selected to introduce age-appropriate Bible stories from both the Old and New Testaments.
Our Childcare and Sunday School rooms are located on the first floor of our Education building, below the Murchison Chapel. Please see our building maps for more details.
Gathering and Praise
- 3-4 Year Olds – Room 102
- Kindergarten-3rd Grade – Room 108
- 4-5th Grades – Room 110
- 3 year olds – Room 106
- 4 year olds – Room 102
- Kindergarten – Room 101
- 1st & 2nd grade – Room 108
- 3rd grade – Room 215
- 4th – 5th grades – Room 110 (next to Wesley Hall)
|3s and 4s
Our youngest age group spends time exploring God’s love and relating to others through simple bible stories. “Grow, Proclaim, Serve!” curriculum incorporates Bible stories, activities, crafts, media, and games into a full faith experience for children.
|Godly Play – Kinder, 1st and 2nd Grades
Godly Play teaches children the art of using Christian language – parable, sacred story, silence and liturgical action – helping them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives. The goal of Godly Play is to show how to be open to the Holy Spirit, the Creator, and the Redeemer all at once and all the time in every place. Godly Play encourages participants to make meaning for themselves by inviting them into stories and providing the opportunity for them to connect the stories with their personal experience.
|3rd– 5th Grades
3rd Grade Sunday School is the first introduction to the Bible and how to use it – a very exciting year! We learn the books of the Old and New Testament, perform 2 plays each year and test our Bible knowledge in “Are You Smarter Than a Third Grader.”
4th – 5th Grade classes utilize the “Grow, Proclaim and Serve” Cokesbury curriculum as a guide for parts of the year. As a special tradition, the class studies “Feasts and Festivals” learning about weekly Jewish worship traditions. This class plays an integral role with our homeless Manna Bag ministry by writing up to 100 notes of encouragement and sharing God’s love. We welcome and encourage all children to participate in our worship services. We do provide child care for children through kindergarten if that is a better choice for your family. Worship folders are available at each entrance to provide a quiet activity for children during the service. Children are encouraged to participate in the service as much as they are able, finding hymns and responses, standing and sitting with the rest of the congregation, coming to the chancel area for children’s time and learning prayers and responses.