Christian Education

Church School

We offer church school classes for all ages on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. from September through early June. We believe that Christian Education is a lifelong process and that we are always learning more about how to walk as Christians.   

 + preschool through first grade,  

+ grades two through five, and 

+ youth from sixth grade and older.    The children’s church school classes present a pageant during worship in mid-December, and we celebrate Children’s Day in early June, with presentations by each class about something they have learned during the year.    

We have an adult class for post-high school through octogenarians. That class has a curriculum which is primarily Bible based, that is used as a discussion starter. 

Youth Group

Our youth group meets twice a month during worship to work on a service project, such as cards for shut-ins, and to play games, prepare the coffee hour refreshments, and discuss questions of interest.  

Childcare

We provide child care for infants through kindergarten children, from 9:30 a.m. through noon each Sunday. Our caregivers have received training and supervision by our Christian Education Board.

Make & Learn

Twice a month during worship, children in Grades 1 to 5 leave worship after the morning prayer to participate in a craft activity or watch a movie, which may be faith-themed, or seasonally themed. This allows children to be in worship for the entire service on a regular basis, so that they learn our faith traditions, hear the music, and worship with their family or church friends. 

Vacation Bible School 2017: 7/31 - 8/4

We host a Vacation Bible School each summer for one week, near the end of July. This program is held Monday through Friday, from 9 to noon, and offers an immersion experience based on the theme, with activities in music, crafts, science, Bible stories, a video program that tells about real-life experiences of children in other places, a snack related to the theme for the day, and a mission project to which the daily offering is applied. We host a program for families and friends on Friday at the end of the session.

Worship Assistants

At least once a month youth and children take turns assisting the minister in parts of the worship service, such as scripture reading, prayer concerns, the offering, and charge/benediction, each according to their abilities and interests.