October 30, 2014

Children

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We love children! We delight in them even when they aren’t miniature adults behaving perfectly in worship. We are devoted to compassionate, safe and fun care for your child.ag

During Sunday worship we provide the following:

 

Pathways of Faith 9:45am-10:45am

Children attend about the first 15 minutes of the 9:30 worship service, participate in the Children’s Message, and then move to our Rotation Sunday School – Pathways of Faith.

See our Schedule on the Christian Education Calendar.

 

Musical Sunday

10:45- 11:00 (5 years- 5th grade)

Every Sunday except the 5th Sunday of the month

Grace Place 10:45am-11:00am

A Children’s Friendship Time with toys, fun, and good company. Adult supervised, of course! (Held in Fellowship Hall)

Stories and Songs 11:15am-11:45am

Children attend about the first 15 minutes of the 11:00 service, participate in the Children’s Message, and then move to Sunday School – Stories and Songs. They come back for the Shalom Circle and final blessing in the sanctuary.

 

Believing that each child has unique, God-given, abilities but that each child learns in different kinds of ways, we employ a rotation model of Sunday School during this time with our children between the Kindergarden and the 5th grade. Believing that practices, symbols, and pictures are important vehicles for forming the faith, we currently use the “We Believe” Curriculum (Presbyterian Church USA) with those who are Preschool age (4 and 5 years old). Our Middle (6th and 7th) and High School (8th- 12th) youth have Sunday School classes during this hour (the Middle High explore and test their beliefs using the “Connect” Curriculum and our High School critically examine and reflect upon their faith using “LinC” Curriculum-both come from Cokesbury). We also have a 18-24 Sunday Morning group that meets on the 2nd and 4th Sundays during this hour, and Musical Sundays (5 years to the 5th grade) between the time of the two services.