Our dynamic Sunday program for Pre-K thru 7th Grade begins at 10:30 AM. Our children and youth start their morning in worship with the adults– singing hymns, saying prayers, and participating in a Children’s Talk with the Pastor or one of our lay leaders. By 11:00 AM, they leave for their classes.
Pre-K thru 5th Grade students participate in a workshop rotation curriculum called PowerXpress, which makes Bible stories come to life through art, music, science, cooking, games, storytelling and technology. Our adult teachers provide the materials and basic instruction, and the children take off into their own sensory learning experiences. Our music director leads regular music instruction for this age group and the children perform in worship several Sundays during the year.
Middle School students engage in a curriculum called Jesus and His Kingdom of Equals , which focuses on the life and teachings of Jesus within the historical context of 1st century Jewish Palestine. These students also enjoy quarterly field trips to learn about other faith traditions (both Christian and non-Christian), and serve as “junior” Deacons during worship on the first Sunday of each month.
Students in pre-K-7th grade also participate in two special Sunday morning services during the year, which are run almost exclusively by the students: The Christmas Pageant (held usually on the last Sunday morning before Christmas) and Children and Youth Sunday (held the first or second Sunday in June to celebrate the end of the school year). In the pageant, students tell the story of the birth of Christ, sometimes with original twists or perspectives thrown in. Christmas Pageant Photos
For Children and Youth Sunday, students write and practice skits and musical numbers that review the past year’s studies. Children’s Sunday Photos
During the summer, we offer a Sunday morning program for all ages that includes bible stories, peace and social justice themes, and a variety of craft and mission projects. In September, we begin the new programming year with a “Blessing of the Backpacks,” teacher training and other reconnecting activities.