Our Sunday School program for children meets at 9:00 AM in our education wing. Each class is led by an exceptional team of dedicated adults who prepare engaging Sunday school lessons related to biblical stories. Children are welcome to join at any time. The program year begins with a Rally Day breakfast on the Sunday after Labor Day, which is a chance to register your child for Sunday School and meet some of the teachers. The lessons are age appropriate and usually connected to a craft and or activity.
- Preschool age cover stories like Noah’s Ark, baby Moses, Birth of Jesus, Zaccheus and the Creation.
- Early Elementary discuss Joseph, Abram, David, Jesus’ healings, Death of Jesus and Disciples.
- School Age learn about the how to find things in the Bible, Ten Commandments and relationships.
- Older Elementary is when we dig deep into to parables and teachings of Jesus.
- The Middle School class discuss Jesus and how his teachings relate to our lives.
For children younger than 6th grade, we offer a half hour worship service that relates to the weekly scripture shared in the traditional worship service. Children learn in many ways so the message is shared through many different varieties- object lessons, games, crafts or even movies shared in our movie theater. This is offered every Sunday during the school year from 10:30- 11:00. Before children’s worship the children are invited to attend choir rehearsal or the traditional worship with their parents.
We have our Cherub Choir, which includes toddlers to second graders (room 209). They practice so they can sing on the 4th Sunday of the month. Then we have the Junior Choir for our 3rd to 6th grades (room 204A). They sing on the 1st Sunday of the month. We also have the Spirit Singers for our 7th to 10th grades singing on the 2nd Sunday. Each choir sings once a month as part of our worship service because they are an active participant of our church and we want them included in worship. Choir practices from 10- 10:30 on Sunday mornings.
WINTER LOCK-IN FOR GRADES 3-5
An opportunity for older elementary students to enjoy fellowship and fun. Held at First Congregational Church on a Friday evening to spend the night after playing many group activity games, food and slow a midnight movie. More details will be available in the winter newsletter.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
First Congregational church offers a very active Vacation Bible School program every year. All children 4 years old to 6th graders are invited to join the VBS activities during the last week in June from 6 -8 PM (Sunday through Thursday). Vacation Bible School is an energized week full of engaging activities, crafts, songs and games all related to the theme for the year. For more information or questions, you can contact Wendy Brown, Director of Christian Education at 330-633-4931 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUMMER ONE ROOM SCHOOL HOUSE
During the summer months, we give our teachers an opportunity to take a few months off and become re-energized. During those months, offer a One Room School House for all children 2nd grade an younger during worship (9:30- 10:30 AM).