During the school year, our Sunday School programs for children and teens meet at 10:30 am in the school building, except on the first Sunday of the month. On first Sundays, we 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!
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. The children will return and join their families and the congregation in time for Holy Communion. Find your child’s age group below:
Preschool class for 3-4 year olds
This year we offer a new preschool class for 3-4 year olds! This class is packed full of fun-filled activities centered around helping preschoolers know Jesus through purposeful play and joy-filled worship.
Grades K-3: Dig-In & Godly Play
This year we offer a new curriculum, Dig-In. Kids will be lead through walking in Jesus’ footsteps from birth to resurrection to ascension. Kids won’t just learn about the historical Jesus; they will get to know him personally. They’ll discover that Jesus is a real person—a real friend—who makes a difference in their lives today.
Godly Play will be offered once a month. It is a Montessori-based curriculum 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 an artistic response to the story.
Grades 4-6: Grapple
Our tweens will use a new curriculum as well, Grapple. Grapple will help 4th – 6th graders own their faith. This curriculum was created knowing that preteens need the truth, with a goal to help them find it. Grapple lessons are based on real questions asked by real 10, 11, and 12-year-olds. Here, tweens will learn how to search the Bible for answers and build a faith foundation that guides wise choices.
Teens will have their own Sunday School class with our new Youth Minister, Megan Grant. Teens, come and meet Megan on August 27 at a brunch in the small west parish hall in the school building to get to know each other and brainstorm about what you’ll do this year!
During the school year, teens will gather in the chapel in the office building to learn and share what it means to be a follower of Jesus today. Teens 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.
We offer loving nursery care during the 10:30 am service for children 0-3 years old.
On August 27, we will shift to an age-based breakout for Sunday School. Read about our Sunday School format during the school year.
First Sundays are Family Worship Sundays
In our church’s Sunday schedule, the first Sunday of each month offers a family worship service at 10:30 am, giving families an opportunity to worship together in a kid-friendly way, but there’s no Sunday School. Young people of all ages will be involved in our worship with readings, a children’s sermon and activities during worship.