We’re committed to bringing kids into the life of the church with a lectionary-centered curriculum for age 3 through grade 6 that is fun for kids.
Every Whirl lesson follows a four-part sequence: Welcome, Hear, Respond, and Launch (WHRL!). Each week, kids and leaders start their time together by identifying where they are in the church year and watching an animated video to set up the lesson. Next, they dive into the Whirl Story Bible or Whirl NRSV Bible together, respond to the scripture lesson with creative leaflet activities, and circle up to review the lesson and pray before being sent out.
Our Sunday School meets during the school year at 9:20 am. Children go directly to their classrooms for their “Whirl!” experience. Then all grade levels meet in the sanctuary at 10:05 am for a closing with songs, prayer and a wrap up. Parents are welcome and are encouraged to be part of the wrap up and to stay to worship together as a family at the 10:30 am worship service.
Middle School kids meet in the Fireside Room at 9:20 for a more youth group like experience. They start by sharing the high’s and Low’s of their past week and praying for each other. Then have short devotion about topics that impact their lives. Things like self image, bullying, pressure to do well at school or in sports, peer pressure, and much more are talked about! Then youth close with a fun activity or service project! -For more opportunities for Middle Schoolers be sure to check out our Middle School Youth Page!
2016 / 2017 Sunday School Calendar
Sept 11th– Rally Sunday Worship at 9 am, Kid’s Carnival and picnic at 10:30
Sept 18th– First day of Sunday School- 9:20 am-10:15 kids report directly to Classrooms, parents pick up elementary students in the sanctuary!
Sept 25th– Acolyte training during Sunday school
Oct 23rd –No Sunday School- MEA Weekend
Nov 21st– 3rd and 4th graders sign up for parts in Christmas Program
Nov 27th– Thanksgiving Weekend- No Sunday School
Oct 30th– 4:30-6:30- Fall Family Fun Night
Dec 17th– 9:30 am-11 am- Christmas Program rehearsal-
Dec 18th– Christmas Program-
Dec 25th –Christmas Day- No Sunday School
Jan 1st– New Year’s Day – No Sunday School
Jan 8th– Winter Rally Day- Special games and activities for kids and families during Sunday School!
Feb 12th– Winter Family Fun Night- Oscar Party- 4:30-6:30
April 9th–Kids Sing for Palm Sunday and Easter Egg Hunt
May 21st– Last Day of Sunday School- Spring Program