On May 23, 2021, as our church physically reopens for worship children are invited to attend a 20-minute Faith Formation session every Sundy in the Sanctuary or via ZOOM at 9:30 am.
We call our Sunday School a "one room school" because our students reflect a wide range of ages and share the same learning space and experience. Sunday School is in session the second and fourth Sundays of each month, and each session begins in the Sanctuary during our Time with the Children – a regular and always anticipated part of our worship service. The children are invited to sit with Pastor Mary Jo as she introduces the topic of that Sunday's Message in "kid-speak" and encourages the children to react to it. There's nothing like the honesty of children – their frank contributions and general cuteness are sure to bring tears or laughter, and sometimes both!
After the Time with the Children, the young ones gather with our Sunday School leaders to continue learning about that Sunday's message through storytelling, Bible searches, prayer and wonderful, artistic activities with different materials and projects for different age groups. And just like the dynamics of a "one-room school," the older children lend their talents and more advanced reading skills to help the "littles."
The Sunday School children also manage their own children's ministry – Pennies from Heaven. The children collect members' spare change during the Offering on Sunday School Sundays to fund a project of their choice.