Our Sunday School groups meet during the 10:00 a.m. service each Sunday.
School-Age and Preschool Groups: Children from 2.5 to 12 years of age gather in the children's activity area in the North Transept of the church before the 10 a.m. service, remain in church till after the Children's Focus, head to the classroom for Bible stories and activities, returning to the service in time for communion.
Infant Toddler Group: Children under 2.5 years of age can be dropped off in the Infant/Toddler space in the Reception Room before the 10 a.m. service and picked up from there when it is over. A parent may choose to remain with the child until he or she feels comfortable or if the teacher suggests that you do so.
Child care is offered in the Preschool classroom during the 9 to 10 a.m. Christian Education Hour.
How interconnected do you feel with other Christians outside your congregation/denomination? What things can you do each day/week to feel interconnected with all creation?
Prayer: May we find community - whether alone in prayer, or together in worship and prayer, or just going about our daily activities. Creator God may we ever be mindful of "All our Relations". Amen.
This Week in Sunday School:
All My Relations - John 17: 1-11. To listen to Jesus' prayers for his followers and explore how we can pray for others.
The Ark (11 and up), The School Age Group (6-10) and the Preschool Group (2.5-5) will all focus the above story together with activities appropriate to each age level.
The infants and toddlers are now using the book "Images of God for Young Children." This book presents images of God that we can discover in our world, in age appropriate language while remaining faithful to the spirit of the biblical texts. This week we will read "God is Light."
Below are also some suggestions as to how you can extend the learning at home:
Read John 17:1-11 in an age-appropriate Bible or story Bible.
Something to think about, talk about, or do:Jesus was concerned for his friends. He knew what was coming and prayed for them. He had cared for them during his time on Earth and entrusted them to God's care. Jesus asked for protection; protection from temptations, fears, and discouragement. Above all, Jesus wants his friends to stay close to God.
Together this week:
Make a prayer chain. Cut paper into strips. When you are together, write prayer wishes for your selves, others, and the world on the strips. Create links by bringing the ends together and securing with tape or staples. Connect links as you go.
Prayer Thank you, God, for our community of loving friends. Help us to always welcome others. Amen