We believe the overall purpose of Church School is to begin sharing with our children the love of Jesus and what it means to be a Christian in an increasingly complex world.
Church School will re-open September 2017 and will continue through June 2018. We have open enrollment. Children can start attending at anytime during the year. Our time is from 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Grades Pre-K – 8 meet in the chapel to have share and prayer time. Youth group meets in the library at 9:15 a.m.
We use The Good News Curriculum for grades Pre-K–7th grades. This is an online fully intergraded lectionary-based Christian Education Curriculum. We will integrate Godly Play Curriculum with the Good News Curriculum for grades Pre-K–3rd grade. Godly Play Curriculum use materials our teachers and children will be able to manipulate when telling Bible stories. The curriculum teaching skills are based on Montessori. Our church members can become involve with this part of Church School by helping us obtain or make these materials. Look for more exciting news to come on this curriculum.
Confirmation prepares children to be confirmed in the Episcopal faith. Therefore attendance is extremely important. Children in grades 8–9 are eligible for this class. Children in confirmation will learn about Episcopal Worship, The Eucharist, The Creeds, The Baptismal Covenant, The Bible, The Book of Common Prayer, The Episcopal Catechism, Prayer and their own Spiritual Journey. Community service is also required for confirmation.
Our Youth in Post Confirmation uses the ‘Scripture Verse’ of the day and will discuss how it is relevant to their lives. They will also discuss issues confronting young people in their daily lives. Community service is a requirement for this group.
Our teachers are volunteer members of the church. Parents are asked to support the Church School by bring, or sending their children to class faithfully and by discussing the weekly lesson at home. Parents are also expected, when needed, to volunteer as chaperone.
Our Christmas Play, as performed last year, will be held during coffee hour.
Although our Church School is small, we have seen signs of growth. If you feel you have the call to become a Church School teacher please speak to one of the clergy.
Our students for this Church School year are grouped as follows:
Youth Group Grades 8 and up
Grades 4 – 8
Grades Pre-K – 2
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