We offer children’s religious education classes at both 9 and 11 a.m. on most Sundays. The children join their parents in the Sanctuary for the first 10-15 minutes of the worship service and are then led to their classes in the Lower Level by their teachers. The classes are described below.
There are no R.E. classes once a month when we have multi-generational worship services. On those Sundays, the children are invited to be with their parents/guardians in the Sanctuary the entire time.
On all Sundays we offer free nursery care for infants to 3-year-olds from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
9 a.m. Sunday School
On Feb. 5, 2017 we began offering religious education at 9 a.m. in addition to the traditional 11 a.m. classes. The curriculum, called “Spirit Play,” is based on a Montessori approach to learning that encourages self-directed exploration and allows children to engage deeply with their own religious education in a way that meets their own individual needs and interests. This semester, we have one mixed-aged class, most appropriate for children ages 3-9. Read more.
11 a.m. Sunday School
We offer the following children’s R.E. classes at 11 a.m.:
|Barnum (Nursery)||4 mos. – 3-year-old|
|Potter (Pre-School)||3-year-old* – Pre-K||Chalice Children|
|Schweitzer||Kindergarten – 1st Grade||Love Surrounds Us|
|Thoreau||2nd – 3rd Grades||Love Will Guide Us|
|Adams Family||4th – 5th Grades||Love Connects Us|
|YUUTS||6th – 8th Grades||Heeding the Call|
* Potty-trained 3-year-olds are invited to attend the Potter Class.
11 a.m. R.E. classes end at 12:15 p.m. Pre-school through 3rd Grade children will await pickup by their parents or guardians while older children will be dismissed to join their families on their own at that time.
Our spacious and well-equipped nursery is available for use at no charge during the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services. Our nursery class serves children from 4 months through pre-potty-trained 3-year-olds. Our nursery aides are contracted to have full responsibility for no more than three children each. Two aides work each Sunday. Parents and others are strongly encouraged to assist with care when there are more than six children in the nursery.
Pie and Board Games – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 6, 2017
May 6, and every first Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the monthly Pie and Board Games event for all ages takes place at church. Bring your favorite board game, your favorite pie, or both, and join us for a time of fun, fellowship and pie.
Junior Youth Night – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 12, 2017
This will be the last Junior Youth Night of the program year. We will have a potluck and some outdoor fun (that may involve water balloons, so dress for possibilities!).
R.E. Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon – noon-2 p.m. May 13, 2017
Our R.E. Program exists because of our amazing, dedicated volunteers, and we want to thank you and celebrate the year. We will have lunch and childcare provided for children downstairs, and a special luncheon for the grown-ups upstairs. Please RSVP by email to DRE Jamila Batchelder if you are planning to attend.
Graduation Sunday – 10 a.m. May 21, 2017
We will celebrate the completion of our church year and celebrate our graduating high school seniors leaving behind our youth programming and entering into adult church life. If you have a graduating senior, please email DRE Jamila Batchelder to let us know if you are able to attend the service.
R.E. Team Meeting – noon-1 p.m. May 21, 2017
Join us to discuss summer plans and think ahead to the new church year.
Hike at Grindstone Nature Area – 1:45 p.m. May 21, 2017
Hike at Grindstone Nature Area – 9:45 p.m. May 22, 2017