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Children’s Sunday School

The last day for Sunday School before our usual summer break will be Sunday, May 22.  We have enjoyed seeing the children return to Sunday School these past few months.

Over the summer, there will be a link to a special summer Sunday School lesson each month for the months of June, July, and August.  This will be available on the Sunday link email that is posted each Sunday, beginning on Sunday, June 5th.  We hope the children will enjoy these special summer lessons and continue their growth in faith. 

In September, Sunday School will resume in the Lower Sanctuary.  More information will be emailed to parents in August.  Announcements will also be included in the various church communications then.

The entire Sunday School teachers and staff wish all families a very joyous and healthy summer!

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

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.