Children’s Sunday School
Sunday School at First Presbyterian Church Newark runs from mid September until end of May.
Mission Statement of Children and Youth Learning at First Presbyterian Church
- Teach the wonder of God’s love for children
- Encourage excitement about worshiping God through interesting activities
- Nurture the total child – personal, interpersonal, and spiritual
- Create church-wide support for children
The Children’s Learning Committee is pleased to announce that our Sunday School is once again open for children in Kindergarten through Grade 5. We have had a tremendous response to our opening, and we are very pleased to see all the children again. Covid safety precautions are in place such as social distancing, wearing masks, and new air purifiers in each room being used. In addition, all the teachers and assistants have shown proof of Covid vaccinations, have passed a background check, and agreed to the church’s Child & Youth Safety Policy.
Sunday School meets every Sunday, from 10-11 am, during the worship service in the Lower Sanctuary. Signs on the ceiling there indicate where the Sunday School main room is located. We expect Sunday School to continue until mid-May, which is when we usually stop for the summer.
Sunday School has a new look. There is one class with two teachers and one assistant each Sunday. Sunday School starts with a prerecorded message from Pastor Eric, who introduces the lesson. Next, we break into a younger and older group for the Bible lesson followed by a discussion and then provide accompanying activities.
We continue to use the PC(USA) curriculum, Growing in Grace and Gratitude. This curriculum encourages children to not only learn biblical stories but also think about how the lessons apply to their lives.