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.
9:15 – 10:00 am
Singers in Pre-K – K go to Children’s Choir (Room 200)
Singers in 1st – 2nd go to Children’s Choir (Room 262)
Singers in 3rd – 5th go to Junior Worship Leaders (Room 205)
Children in K – 2nd who choose not to sing to go Mission (Room 203)
Children in 3rd – 5th who choose not to sing to to Mission (Room 260)
10:00 – 10:50 am
All children in K – 5th go to Academy Classes. Children will be brought to their classes by their teachers. Pre-K rejoins their first floor friends.
Parents sign out children from Academy Classes.
At 11:00 am the second floor of the Children’s Wing will essentially be closed. We are encouraging families to worship together in one of our many wonderful worship opportunities. We in Children’s are devoting a ton of energy and resources into making the 11:00 am Sanctuary Service accommodating, meaningful, and spiritually fulfilling for families.
This is always a popular class. Children build Bible scenes, make Lego prayer beads, run Lego Bible Verse relays, and even build on our two enormous Lego walls.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The rockstars of the Children’s Wing are at it again! Children learn basic guitar chords as they jam to hymns, carols, and other fun Bible songs.
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.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Preparing for Marriage
Congregational Care Ministers (CCMs)
Parish Nurse Ministry