Children’s Sunday School Program
Preschool (ages 2 ½ through 4 years old)
Curriculum: Lesions out of picture Bible
Purpose: To start building the basic foundation of a Christ centered, C.O.B. based lifestyle through teaching and church worship experiences.
Our classroom is large, painted in bright primary colors. The furniture is age-appropriate sized, with a reading center (in a bath tub), a house keeping center, play center, and art center. The area is handicapped accessible and equipped. We are ready and able to include special needs children.
Teachers Sue Bock, Bonnie Hoffman
Our youth class provides the entire Children’s Dept. with a Christian based carnival the last Sunday in August during the usual class hour. Our youth provide an Easter egg hunt Easter Sunday morning during the usual class hour also.
Children's Church meets on 2nd. and 4th.Sunday of each month after the scripture reading in church. This worship experience is designed for children enrolled in kindergarten thru 5th grade. We meet on the first floor.
Children will hear scripture during God's Story/Our Story. This is followed by a message about the scripture - the messages often involve skits and puppets or games. Children will learn worship songs - both traditional hymns and contemporary praise songs. We will work on learning the doxology and the Lord's prayer so we can participate during "big church." Children will also create a classroom project about the worship topic for the day. Come and join us at Children's Church ... we can't wait to see you!
Upcoming Youth Activities
Junior High Students, It's called "40 Instant Studies" from the Old Testament. "True to life stories that challenge teens to engage culture." The Senior High students are studying the books of 1 and 2 Samuel. All youth participate in activities and projects throughout the year.
Youth Hand Bells
We practice on Thursdays from 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
Director Margie Behnke
Kindergarden - Grade 2
Teacher Margie Behnke
The class meets in a large room on the second floor at the top of the front stairs, next to the Good Shepherd wall mural.
The Shine Curriculum includes various ways to present, dramatize, and respond to the Bible stories.
We work on learning the memory verses that go with the quarterly theme. Prayer, music and movement, and puzzle and craft activities help expand and reinforce the lessons. Any kind of eating is always enjoyed! Sue Newcomer and Margie Behnke alternate months teaching the class from September - May. In the Summer months June - August the KINDERGARDEN - Grade 2 class and Grades 3, 4,5 class are combined into one group and taught by Angie Baker.
Grades 3, 4, 5
Curriculum Shine; Shine: Living in God’s Light is co-published by Brethren Press, publishing ministry of the Church of the Brethren, and Menno Media, publishing ministry of Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada. Many know us for our longtime commitment to peace, service, and Christian discipleship. We’re the folks who have brought you the acclaimed Gather ‘Round and Jubilee curricula. We also publish Generation Why for youth
Purpose: Our third graders would have received their own Bible during Christian Education Sunday in the fall. We continue building children’s foundation of a Christ centered, C.O.B. based lifestyle through teaching and church worship experiences.
Teachers Beth Cox, Angie Baker, Jean Berklite
All children from Preschool through Grade 5 are invited to be part of our Cherub Choir. Rehearsals are during the fifteen minute worship prior to Sunday School. Our Cherub Choir provides music during the Worship Service at least once a quarter.
Children's Praise Group
Meets Sunday 9:15 - 9:35 a.m. exc. June - August
Margie Behnke Accomparnist
Purpose: To provide a safe environment for care and play in a Christian setting.
We have adult supervised childcare for infants through 2 years old during Sunday School and Worship hours. The area is fully equipped, child safe, and a homey appearance. The crib nursery is handicapped accessible and equipped. We are able to provide care for special needs children.