"Let the children come to me"
God is blessing Sunday School each week as our twenty children gather for worship and study the Bible. With the Holy Spirit’s help, we are all learning more about who God is and the promises we have through Jesus.
We start each Sunday with a time of worship. Our worship includes three songs, a time of confession, saying the Lord’s Prayer and also a time to learn about what is happening in the church calendar. We have special services during Lent and Advent to teach the children about the Christian seasons and their importance.
In the summer months we offer a Vacation Bible School that takes place over a period of six to seven weeks in place of Sunday School. This year we are looking at The Lord’s Prayer.
Teen ALPHA and the new ACNA Catechism form the curriculum for those who are being prepared for the sacrament of Confirmation.
Our little ones attend our group worship time and then move to their classroom for teachings which are lead by Ms. Jeana. Ms. Jeana is a junior at Augustana College majoring in music education. The children love to sing songs related to the Bible story accompanied by her Ukulele.
Our preschoolers begin their Sunday also attending group worship and then in their class, lead by Ms. Moo Nay, they spend time reading the Bible story of the day, discussing what they have learned and then coloring or crafting.
Our oldest group are those children who are able to read and range from 6 years old through elementary school. Ms. Anna and Ms. Tracy alternate teaching this group and also lead our worship. Our current curriculum is The ABCs of God. The curriculum uses the alphabet as a framework for teaching the attributes of God, and explores many questions like "Who is God?" "What is He like?" and "How should I act toward Him?". On the first Sunday of each month this group is in church and actively participating in the service by serving at the altar, reading and greeting.