Church School Programs
Nursery Care for infants and 1-yr-olds is offered during worship in the infant and toddler nurseries (Room 7). Nursery Workers: Jordan Champeau, Brianna Skufca, Brianna Wagner and Ray Venn, with assistance from parents.
Church School: Runs through May 20, 2012 followed by a summer kid’s program. During the school years, children typically attend the 10 a.m. worship with families, and then leave for class following “Time with Children.” Church school classes are held from 10:15-11:15 a.m. High school youth are encouraged to serve as assistant teachers.
A weekly offering is collected during church school classes. Offering envelopes are available for each child. This year’s offering will benefit the Hygeine Kits program of Church World Service. The children will be purchasing washcloths, toothbrushes, combs, and towels to be sent to people in need due to poverty or disaster.
Curriculum: We are glad to be using the “Seasons of the Spirit” curriculum in our church school program. It explores the meaning and mystery of the Bible; nurtures the imaginative spirit; offers resources for all ages; and integrates the worship, learning,and serving ministries of the church.
4th & 5th grade Fellowship Group – Meets once a month for fellowship and mission during the school year (e.g., see plays, make pies, ring bells for Salvation Army, go hiking). Pastor Julia is the coordinator.
Acolyte Program – 4th and 5th graders serve as acolytes, lighting the altar candles, for Sunday morning worship. Ann Harden, coordinator
Sounds of Joy Church School Choir – Each Sunday during the school year, the church school children have a time for singing/music incorporated into their class time. The church school choir sings in worship regularly. Doug Holte, Children’s Music Coordinator for 4 year olds through 3rd grade. Ann Berchem and Jennie Andreasen, music coordinators for 4th/5th grade.
Middle High Youth Church School Classes – The 6th, 7th & 8th grade class meets in Room 3 from 10:15-11:15 a.m. and is a companion class to the 9th grade confirmation program. Kim Anderson, coordinator.