Our class is a one-room schoolhouse structured classroom using a rotation-style curriculum with multiple learning stations designed for various ages and learning styles. Children from preschool age to grade five will meet together with adult leaders and some Middle School/Senior High youth as mentors. This class meets during the 11:00 worship hour and begins after the “Stepsitters” children’s message in the Worship service. The class incorporates music, singing, movement, story-telling, and hands-on projects, all guided by the excellent curriculum, Come Join the Circle, published by Logos Productions, which seeks to teach not only about the stories of faith but also about the work of social justice and advocacy in the world and to empower children and youth to act and to do good in the wider world.
Where to find it: Look for our multi-age class in Upstairs Nursery I, located on the main level of the church.
Periodically, throughout the church school year, our younger children will also have the opportunity to try their hand at ringing children’s handbells (color-coded to the notes) during our Multiage Children’s Class. They will then have the opportunity to share what they have been practicing in worship. Please contact Julie Flowers at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this initiative, which represents a fun crossover between our Music Department and our Christian Education Department!
Our Middle School and Senior High youth are invited to a special time of learning, discussing, and breaking bread together one Sunday each month, immediately following worship. On the 4th Sunday of each month, these young people are invited to meet in the church kitchen at 12:15 p.m. to prepare and share a meal together, as they discuss the Bible, their lives, their faith journeys, and the spaces and places that all of these aspects of a life of faith intersect.
Where to find it: Look for our Middle School/Senior High lunch group in the church kitchen, on the main level of the church.