Children’s Academy Sunday School

Each Fall and Spring we begin a new semester of our super-fun and content-rich Children’s Academy Sunday School for children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Once enrolled in Academy classes, children will stay in the same rooms with the same teachers all semester. Some classes are designed for younger elementary and some for older elementary. 5th Grade has its own class, called High Five. While the subject areas are varied, each class will work from the same Bible story and memory verse each month.

Contact: Janice Cooper

9:20 – 10:00 am
Singers in Pre-K – K go to Children’s Choir
Singers in 1st – 2nd go to Children’s Choir
Singers in 3rd – 5th go to Junior Worship Leaders
Children in K – 2nd who choose not to sing go to Mission
Children in 3rd – 5th who choose not to sing go to Mission

10:00 – 10:45 am
All children in K – 5th go to Academy Classes. Children will be brought to their classes by their teachers. Pre-K rejoins first floor friends.

10:45 am
Parents sign out children from Academy Classes.

11:00 am
Children’s message in the Sanctuary.

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Mixed grade level class.

Threadbare Puppet Studio | K – 1st
Our church has a national reputation for our innovative use of puppetry — from shadow puppets to giant processional puppets, to the beloved Wendell and Lorraine. Children build different kinds of puppets out of household objects, and even put on puppet shows.

Workshop of Wonders (W.O.W.) | K – 1st
This class is part Sunday School, part Children’s Museum. There are times when the whole group will sit together to experience a Bible story, a prayer, and a devotion based on one of the Workshop of Wonders activities. And there will be plenty of time for children to explore what they choose to at their own pace. They can build ramps and marble runs, experiment at the Light Laboratory, see what can fly at the Flight Lab, and much more.

Mad Scientists | K – 2nd
Is your child fascinated with how things work? It doesn’t get much more hands-on than Mad Scientists, where children explore the wonder of God’s world through numerous fun experiments, writing in their log books (prayer journals), and even taking care of live animals and plants.

Creation Care | K – 2nd
Children explore the values of care, kindness, gentleness, and responsibility as they take care of several classroom plants and animals. The class helps reinforce the important role children play in caring for God’s world and for one another.

Dig In | 2nd – 4th
This room is a real dig site! Children search for scripture tablets and Bible artifacts. They scour the entire Children’s Wing for hidden code breakers and clues. No two weeks are alike in Dig In. It’s Indiana Jones-meets-Sunday morning.

Faith In Action | 2nd – 4th
We’re bringing back an old favorite. In Faith in Action children take the stage to play improv and theatre games, put on costumes to act out Bible stories, and use instruments to create a Bible story “radio show.” The children become a part of the story!

Play Together, Pray Together | 2nd – 4th
Play is the work of childhood. Play is how children make sense of the world and their place in it. Children will explore the great stories and ideas of our faith through play. They won’t just build with Legos, but with GIANT Legos. They’ll play GIANT Bible board games where the children themselves are the game pieces. Ten Commandments Hopscotch, model train layouts of Bible stories, and so much more.

The Visual Arts | 2nd – 4th
Children paint, sculpt, mold, and build. Their work is featured throughout the Children’s Wing as well as in worship. This is no mere “Sunday School craft class.” These kids make art!

Therapy Dogs | 3rd – 4th
A hit since they first joined us, our therapy dog teams are back! Children work with trainers and real therapy dogs each week. This class explores some of the many ways therapy dog teams exhibit the Christian traits — love, peace, patience, kindness, forgiveness, acceptance — we all should have. Because we have actual live dogs in this class, a requirement is that your child not be allergic to dogs.

High Five | 5th
ALL our Fifth Graders have their own class. They explore their faith through Testament, our creative journaling, and holy conversation curriculum. They also have time to hang out with friends in a cool environment that they get to help design. This class is like Pre-Youth — loads of content, loads of fun.


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