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2020 Sunday School and Childcare beginning November 29

Childcare for 8:30 and 11:00 Services: Nursery (Room 204), Toddler (Room 209) | Click HERE to register.

Virtual Sunday School: 9:30 – 9:55 a.m. | Zoom link included in the Sunday morning email.

Nursery | Birth – 23 Months

Childcare: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 Noon | Main Level of the Spitzer Education Building
Nursery (Room 204) and Toddlers (Room 209)

We are delighted to have your baby join us! We believe that infants and toddlers are important members of our faith community. We are confident that when these little ones are in the program, they will feel comfortable and secure, will engage in stimulating activities, and will experience the love God has for all children.

“Play and Worship” leader, Meghan Diddle guides this special worship time for infants and toddlers during the Sunday school hour. Babies experience music based play-along Bible stories. These are multi-sensory experiences for babies to explore God’s truth with tactile softies and visual stimulating illustrations.

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Preschool | 2 Years – Kindergarten

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Main Level of the Spitzer Education Building

2 year old class (Room 220) | 3 year old class (Room 222) | Pre-K class (Room 224) | Kindergarten class (Room 226)

Preschool Sunday school teachers reinforce three basic truths:

  • God made me
  • God loves me
  • Jesus wants to be my friend

During Preschool Sunday school, children experience God’s love and care through lessons taught from the Bible. With this curriculum, teachers and shepherds use unique games, snacks and crafts to help preschoolers learn about God. “Hands-on Music” takes place each week during Sunday school with our traveling music teacher. The children enjoy singing and using a wide variety of musical instruments including handbells.

Extended Care (2-3 years) during the 11:00 Worship | 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Room 220)

Kingdom | 1st – 5th Grade 

 

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Lower Level of the Spitzer Education Building

The KINGDOM Sunday School uses a Workshop Rotation Model form of Sunday school. This encompasses a six-year schedule of lessons, assuring that all of the major stories of the Bible are covered. Each year is centered around a theme, moving from the Old Testament in the fall bridged by Christmas, Jesus’ ministry in the winter bridged by Holy Week and the Resurrection and ending the year with Paul and the early Church. While any unit can be taught independently, when used in sequence, the program lays a solid foundation for building a mature faith in our children. Each Sunday, students along with “shepherds” and grouped by grade level, rotate to a different center: games, drama, art, puppets, storytelling, food, music, multi-media center and computers. A Bible story or concept is taught in the scheduled centers over a period of five weeks, and is referred to as a unit. Kingdom teachers and shepherds rotate every 5 weeks so they can attend adult classes, too.

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Kingdom | 1st – 5th Grade 

 

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Lower Level of the Spitzer Education Building

The KINGDOM Sunday School uses a Workshop Rotation Model form of Sunday school. This encompasses a six-year schedule of lessons, assuring that all of the major stories of the Bible are covered. Each year is centered around a theme, moving from the Old Testament in the fall bridged by Christmas, Jesus’ ministry in the winter bridged by Holy Week and the Resurrection and ending the year with Paul and the early Church. While any unit can be taught independently, when used in sequence, the program lays a solid foundation for building a mature faith in our children. Each Sunday, students along with “shepherds” and grouped by grade level, rotate to a different center: games, drama, art, puppets, storytelling, food, music, multi-media center and computers. A Bible story or concept is taught in the scheduled centers over a period of five weeks, and is referred to as a unit. Kingdom teachers and shepherds rotate every 5 weeks so they can attend adult classes, too.

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Children & Worship | 4 Years – 1st Grade

Children and Worship is a unique and exciting approach to meaningful worship for and with young children. The program calls for a structured time with children based on an outline for worship found in most Reformed and Presbyterian churches – we Gather in God’s Name, we Proclaim God’s Word, we Give Thanks to God, we Go Out into God’s World. This approach translates the religious language of biblical stories, parables, and liturgy into concrete materials which children use to retell the stories of the Christian family themselves. Children and adults are drawn into the stories together as they experience, rather than merely learn, about worship.

Children & Worship is offered for children ages four to first grade during the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service. Participating children go to worship with their families for the first part of the 11:00 a.m. service. Following the Children’s Time, children go with an adult leader to the Children & Worship centers located downstairs, below the Sanctuary. In the worship centers, children experience worship through a Montessori-based program.

 

Mary Emily Morris, Director of Children’s Ministries

memorris@sequoyahchurch.org

Pictured with husband, Rusty, and daughters Caroline and Mary Handly.