Three levels of Sunday School are offered for children and young people. Classes usually begin the second Sunday after Labor Day in September and continue through late May, with breaks for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter.
Kindergarten – Grade 3
Children in Kindergarten through third grade meet in the Atrium. They use a curriculum called Holy Moly. Every Holy Moly lesson follows a four-part sequence: Discover, Relate, Connect, and Create. Each week, kids watch an animated Bible story video, talk about the story, read their Bible Storybook or Bible, and try a creative leaflet activity.
Grades 4 – 6
The intermediate Sunday School class meets in the Education Wing. They use a Bible-centered curriculum tailored for tweens called Connect. Every Connect lesson follows a three-part sequence: See, Explore, and Make. Each week, tweens focus on and reinforce a theme by watching a witty video, exploring biblical text, and creating projects that range from games to art and more.
Grades 7 – 8 (and beyond)
This curriculum in this class alternates yearly between providing instruction for confirmation and utilizing a curriculum called Making it Real and Relevant. Making it Real and Relevant draws upon contemporary media (movie clips, popular songs, etc.) to explore the meaning of Bible stories in the lives of teenagers. The Bible study is keyed to the lectionary, so it based upon the same Scripture readings used in worship on any given Sunday. In 2014/2015 the class will be using the Making it Real and Relevant curriculum. High School students are welcome to join this class if they wish.
Every year at the beginning of the Sunday School year the children paint a window mural in the Atrium classroom. The photo shows them working on a depiction of the parable of the mustard seed.