ALL ARE WELCOME!
The Church School Program Year runs from September 10, 2023- June 9th, 2024
We meet on Sundays during/after the 10am service.
We serve children aged 3-18 years old with in-person classes on Sundays. The Church School programming is supported by the generous pledges of our members and there is no cost to attend.
All of our volunteers are CORI checked and complete Safe Church Training.
If you would like to join us, we would love to have you!! Email the Director of Religious Education, Laura Marshall, at email@example.com to learn more and get connected.
Register for the 2023/2024 Church School Year HERE:
View our Church School Calendar of Classes and Events:Church-School-Calendar-for-the-Program-Year-2023-2024-2
WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR?
The Church School Program for the year 2023-2024 is full of exciting plans. Here are some of them:
The church is doing All Together Sundays on the first Sunday of the Month.
On normal Sunday mornings, our Church School programs are scheduled:
Discover Class (pre-K) A gentle time for play, prayer, stories and art.
Explore Class (K-2nd) Bible stories told with the felt curriculum from Beulahland. Crafts and prayer.
Wonder Class: (3-4th) Godly Play curriculum: the stories, traditions and prayers of our faith shared with wonder and grace.
Weavers Class (5-7th grade) Using The Way of Love curriculum, modified for their age.
In the Lower School, on the last Sunday of the month the children will meet with the Children’s Chapel Team: Jess Maloney, Laurie Bestvater, Deb Forsberg and myself. We will be teaching them about worship and then worshiping together in the Chapel as part of a Children’s Chapel service. On those Sundays, all Lower School Teachers will be free to worship with the congregation at the 10am. We will bring the children back to the service at the Peace as normal.
In the Upper School, their class time will be after the 10am service until noon.
The Youth Group will be meeting every Sunday after the 10am in the Grotto.
We will have a Holy Communion Class this program year on Saturday, January 20th, 9am- 1pm. All ages are invited.
We have exciting events planned: the Fall Bulb Planting, The Fall Carnival, The Halloween Party, Christmas Pageant, Advent Food Drive, Live Action Game Nights for all the kids, Christmas Stories and Duckies for the Little Ones, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Lenten Pretzels, Palm Sunday Art, Easter Egg Hunt, Quidditch, Strawberry Shortcake Festival, Church School Sunday and Summer Mystery Club.
We also hope to have overnight retreats at BCH Camp for our older youth. And to continue to encourage attendance of Summer Camp at BCH.
- The spaces in the church which we will be using for the Sunday program:
- The youngest kids (Discover Class) will be in the long room off of Steve’s Corner. This will also be a self-serve nursery space.
- The Explore Class (k-2) will be in the Rainbow Room (the classroom next to the downstairs meeting room.
- The Wonder Class (3-4th) will be in the classroom off the Parish Hall
- The Weavers Class- which meets after the service- will be in the Downstairs Meeting Room
- The Youth Group will be in the Grotto.
- The Children’s Chapel will start in the Parish Hall and use the Chapel/Memorial Garden
CHURCH SCHOOL NOTICES- WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Flat Jesus Fun! Download one of these files and print Jesus out for your child to cut out and color! Then take photos and keep a journal of Flat Jesus time in your family...email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. each week by Friday to be part of Sunday’s short video, “Flat Jesus is With Us.”
We have three options for Jesus:
Check out Flat Jesus among us!
2020 HOLY WEEK AT HOME
Click here for a breakdown of each day of Holy Week and Easter…crafts and coloring pages, simple worship ideas for the home…
Maundy Thursday at Home
Good Friday Stations of the Cross Live Worship
6:45pm room open/ 7pm service. See Sunday’s email with the subject line; “Holy Week Service and Prayer through ZOOM” for zoom link…here is the Order of Service: