Find your age group and time below; information for adults is on the bottom.
During the school year, our Sunday School programs for children and teens meet at 10:30 am in the school building. Please note that on the first Sunday of the month, we will continue to have a first Sunday family worship service at the 10:30 am service time, and no Sunday School for children. Our family worship service gives our community an opportunity to worship together in a “kid friendly” format and allows teens and children to serve as readers, ushers and more!
Sunday School for children, tweens and teens at 10:30 am
This year, we offer a simple equation:
Love God + serve others = change the world
We’ll strive to live this powerful statement each week in Sunday School at St. Martin’s. Our young people will have opportunities to grow in faith with meaningful lessons that connect them to God’s story. Special events will give hands on opportunities, put faith in action and help kids draw closer to a loving God. Building community, establishing deeper friendships and encouraging children to reach out will be the goal. This year will not only transform your child, but will change the world!
Godly Play (4 years – 2nd grade)
Godly Play is a Montessori-based curriculum developed by the Rev. Jerome Berryman, an Episcopal priest. This is a class that brings the Bible to life, giving children a foundation and understanding of God’s story. Gifted storytellers retell stories just like ancient storytellers passed down the sacred stories of the Bible. Children will see the “sand of the desert,” the “chains of the Israelites” and have a time to question and respond to the story with paint, clay and even Legos. The children are invited to choose their “work;” an artistic response to the story.
re:form (grades 3 – 5)
re:form is a Bible curriculum developed to prepare young people for confirmation. Kids will be challenged to dig deeper, share experiences of faith, build community and find connections to God. Video clips offer humor, while tackling tough questions. It’s not all silliness – substance and humor are paired in ways that deliver messages in ways that speak to tweens.
Teens (grades 6-12)
Teens will learn more about the traditions of the church, history and what it means to be a follower of Jesus today. Each month, we will focus on ways to look outwardly, with projects and discussions that are mission focused. Using a custom confirmation curriculum as a guide, we will tackle tough questions about faith as well as learn more about the Episcopal church and how teens are an important part of the church right now.
Got questions about Sunday School for young people?
- For children aged 4 through fifth grade, contact Children’s Minister Amy Pirk.
- For youth in grades 6-12, please contact Youth Minister Corrie Cabes.
Adult Sunday School – 9:30 am lectionary discussion
Join us at 9:30 am in the west parish hall to discuss our Bible readings for the day. We enjoy fellowship, reflection, and discussion; your questions, comments and insights are welcome. The crossover time slot of 9:30 to 10:15 between our Sunday morning services will also give us a fellowship opportunity as together we open up to what the Scriptures hold for us. Childcare is provided. This class is targeted to adults but suitable for teens and older tweens.
The Rev. Susan Slaughter shares,
In facilitating lectionary studies and Bible studies over many years, I have come to appreciate how God imparts wisdom to all God’s people, and it is in sharing that wisdom with one another that the Church grows in the knowledge and love of God and one another.
Because we will have the class between services on Sundays, it will bring together those who have already begun thinking about the Scriptures through the readings and the sermon at the 8:30 am service and those who will attend the 10:30 am service, preparing them to engage more deeply with the Scriptures and the sermon.
One of the beautiful aspects of The Episcopal Church is that we are encouraged to use our God-given ability to reason. We can question, agree, disagree and come to our own conclusions, recognizing that we are on a journey and that God welcomes us and loves us with an unfailing love.
For questions about our lectionary discussion, please contact the Rev. Susan Slaughter.
Sunday School news
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