Children’s Ministry (PreK-8th Grade)
INTRODUCING A NEW CHILDREN’S MINISTRY PROGRAM (2018-2019)
Pre-K through 6th Grade
Seasons of the Spirit ENCORE is taught in our Pre-K through 6th Grade classes. ENCORE supports our faith beliefs and is structured by age-level so developmentally appropriate material is presented to cover areas of faith discovery, mission, justice and fairness. ENCORE’s schedule of lesson plans follows the lectionary (the established Christian system of selected Bible readings that are used each Sunday in worship). Art, drama, stories and activities are used in the younger classes to explore Bible stories, while discussion and engaging based activities are used in our older classes.
Every year, specific units of study supplement ENCORE which allow a deeper exploration into a particular topic such as “Life in Biblical Times”, the “Twelve Disciples”, “Psalm 23” and “Baptism”. These workshops are created by our Director of Christian Education and are taught over consecutive Sundays. Projects completed in class are displayed in the Parish Hall for worshipers of all ages to learn from and enjoy.
5th and 6th Grade Candle Lighters
Combined 7th and 8th Grade
Our Combined 7th and 8th Grade class curriculum rotates every two years. Lesson plans include exploring the Bible, learning the history of Christianity, participating in mission work within our church and local communities, experiencing other Christian denominations and world religions, and working to learn side-by-side with our younger Church School children. The curriculum is designed to help our young youth develop skills and knowledge to prepare them for Confirmation in 10th grade.
All registered families receive our monthly Church School online newsletter. Included in this newsletter is detailed information about calendar programming as well as photos and announcements. To sign up to receive the Church School newsletter, please contact Carrie O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office.