Children’s Sunday School
SUNDAY SCHOOL STARTS
For Kindergarten through Grade 5
On September 10th
Parents should bring their youth and children to the church service with them, beginning September 10th, 2023. After the first prayer, the children, youth, and parents will be asked to come down to the chancel. There, they will be asked to participate in a short opening activity. Afterwards, volunteers will take the youth and children, Kindergarten through Grade 5, downstairs for the remainder of Sunday School. Parents should pick up their youth and children in the Children’s Library after the worship service.
Looking forward to seeing everyone then!
Nursery Note: Our wonderful nursery is continuously open from 9:30 – 11:30 during each Sunday church service. Children up to the age of 5 are most welcome to come to our nursery, which is located in the Lower Sanctuary. It is staffed by two highly qualified attendants who meet all state requirements.
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
Sunday School meets every Sunday from 10-11 am in the Lower Sanctuary, during the worship service. Signs on the ceiling there indicate where the Sunday School’s main room is located. We expect Sunday School to continue until mid-May, which is when we usually stop for the summer.
There is one class with two teachers and one assistant each Sunday for children in Kindergarten through Grade 5. 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.