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Our Church School Offerings for the Program Year (Sept-June)
Lower Church School classes take place every Sunday from 9:45 am to 10:45 am during the Program Year (September 10th to June 10th). Parents should plan on bringing their children to their respective classrooms 20 minutes before the 10:00 am service and having them brought back by their teachers part-way through the service (usually around The Peace).
The following are our 2018- 2019 class offerings:
Colors of Christ (Age 3 – Kindergarten) — taught by Skyla Garrigan, Grace Mescall, Aly Moore, Emily Ward, Christy McCusker & Meghan Wynne. The class meets in the meeting room the below the Sanctuary.
For our youngest children, we offer a fun, high-energy class full of guitar sing-a-longs, beautiful felt stories from the Bible, liturgical crafts, and good, old-fashioned ball play. We seek to create a warm and loving environment in order to ease separation anxiety and make every child’s first Sunday School experience a success!
Godly Play (1st Grade – 3rd Grade) — taught by Laura Barry, Debbie Collins, Katelyn Conklin, Jen Dowd, Rose Felzani, Larisa Ducharme and Katie LaRochelle. Meets in the room off the Parish Hall.
The Godly Play curriculum, developed by Episcopal priest Jerome Berryman, is based on the assumption that all children have an innate knowledge of God. What they lack is the language to express that knowledge. In our Godly Play Classroom, we will present the sacred stories, parables, and liturgical actions of our Christian faith as a means to wonder about all things sacred. Godly Play is very hands-on and sensory-driven, which we find works well with our first through third graders.
The Weavers (4th Grade – 6th Grade) — taught by Deb Forsberg, Paige Flick, Dan Wilson, and Joan Thomas. Meets in Cranberry Room.
This lively group of fourth, fifth, and sixth graders meets Sunday mornings to consider the ways in which the stories of our faith connect us, weaving us together as members of God’s family. The curriculum we are using is called Weaving God’s Promises. We’ll explore stories from the bible and connect those stories to our own faith journey as well as to our world today.
The Upper Church School: Grade 7 to Grade 10
Our Upper School Students are organized into two classes:
7th & 8th Grade will be taught by Adam Felzani.
9th & 10th Grade will be taught by Debbie Psilopoulos
The classes take place after the 10am service from 11:20- noon on Sundays. Classes meet in the downstairs classrooms under the Sanctuary. Our focus is on learning about the Episcopal Faith and other Faith Traditions as youth embark on their own Journey of Faith. Confirmation classes are also offered during Lent each year.