Sunday Morning Small Groups

Sunday Morning Small Groups

We offer special programs for children ages 3 – 6th grade, with small groups that provide a curriculum engaging the Bible in fun and enlightening ways while focusing on building relationships with each other and with God. Our hope is for children to own their faith and find value in being a part of a faith community. Summer small groups (June, July, August) meet in larger age ranges and take a brief summer vacation while many of our families and volunteers are gone. Summer schedule is posted at the bottom.

To register your child for Sunday School, please register here. (Some of these items are only applicable for our weeknight program on Wednesday nights, but it is simpler to have one registration form.)

9:45 Small Groups

All groups begin at 9:45.  We welcome all children no earlier than 9:35 and kindly request that all students are back with their families or friends no later than 10:45.

Preschool:  Our preschool group meets in room 106.  For the 2015-16 school year, this group will be using the Faithweaver NOW curriculum as a resource.  This classroom is led by a team of teachers who rotate, with two teachers present each week.  We aim to keep the Bible lessons short and sweet, providing a lot of play time for this special age-group of friends!

Kindergarten:  Currently, our kindergarten friends can choose which class to join.  In general, we have found that our kindergarten friends are happiest remaining in the preschool room until the second half of the school year when they are starting to become more developmentally similar to first graders.  Feel free to chat with classroom teachers and try both out to determine which is the best fit for your child!

1st – 3rd Grade: 1st-3rd grade meets in room 207.  After a couple of fun games, these classes combine in room 209 for Bible Story Theater.  They return to their original rooms to explore our lesson in more detail through games and activities.  These classrooms are led by a team of teachers.

Tweens (4th-6th Grade):  Our tweens meet in room 212, exploring the Bible as it relates to their world through games, short videos, and discussion.

11:00 Small Group

Our 11:00 group for 1st-6th graders begins in the sanctuary.  Children may sit with their families or join the class leaders in the front pews no earlier than 10:55am.  Following the children’s message, the classroom leader will escort the students to Room 3 for the remainder of class.   The lessons vary in this classroom, often times including projects and other hands-on activities.

Family Worship Sundays

On Family Worship Sundays, children’s programming will not meet, allowing families time to worship together and children to experience worship services in full. Childcare will still be available for ages birth – five years in room 109 of the education wing. Family Worship Sundays for the 2018-19 school year include September 2, November 25, December 30, January 6, April 21, May 26.

August 2018: For the last month of our summer quarter, children in 1st-6th grade are invited to join us for Children’s Chapel during the 9:45 and 11:00 service. The chapel service will be the same for both services. Children begin by sitting with their families in worship. At a designated point in the worship service, children will meet the chapel leader at the door and head to Rooms 207-208 for a Bible story and fellowship. For the first Sunday, children will leave during the second song in the 9:45 service and right after the Children’s Message during 11:00. We hope to come back for communion on that week. For the remaining weeks, please refer to the bulletin to know when the group will leave and plan to pick them up in rooms 207-208 of the education wing.

Summer 2019: To be decided. Regular Sunday small groups for certain will not be meeting on June 23rd and 30th as we prepare and clean up from Vacation Bible Camp.