The new year for Sunday School began September 11, 2016. Children, nursery-aged through 8th grade, are dismissed to Sunday School right after the Children's Message. There are four classrooms: 1) babies through age one; 2) two-year-olds through Pre-K; 3) grades K through fourth; 4) grades fifth through eighth.
Children two years old through fourth grade will be using the Dwell Curriculum. It teaches many of the Bible stories we all learned as children. Fifth through eighth grades will also use Dwell, along with the Common Lectionary. It is our hope that by time children reach the eighth grade our Sunday School program will have them well-versed in the stories of the Bible.
This year we will incorporate music as a regular part of the Sunday School curriculum. The children love to sing with Mr. Jeremy! Jeremy, church music co-director, will work with children every week for the first few minutes of Sunday School. Learning to worship through music is a special expression of love for God! The congregation will get to hear them sing during worship throughout the year.
Also once a month (to be announced) children are invited to come to the sanctuary at 10 a.m. for 30 minutes of fun singing and praising God. Much like focusing on the stories of the Bible, we hope that children will learn songs to hold near and dear to their hearts.
Sunday School Mission Project
It is never to early to start our children thinking about those less fortunate than ourselves. Children of the Sunday School, in addition to supporting the local food pantry, will select two ministries/charities to support with their weekly offering. We'll announce the two selected ministries/charities for this year after the children decide.
Nursery: Tia Sue and Jon Falconer
Two-year-old to Pre-K: Lauren McBride
K through fourth grade: Sara Elder
Fifth through eighth grades: Moira Gargano
Sunday School season at the Clock Church traditionally ends on Father’s Day each June, when the congregation moves to Old Dutch Church for summer services at 10 a.m. Each summer, Bible lessons and nursery care are provided on the lawn of the Old Dutch Church. Nursery care, provided for infants and toddlers, is contained by a play yard fence and a person is hired for the summer. Bible lessons for elementary school children are shared under a tent. In the summer of 2016 we continued that arrangement. Middle School and High School children remained in the worship service.
Sunday School Bible lesson, teaching suggestions, and art materials were supplied, as always..