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10 am Sunday School: Godly Play (Grades Pre-K to 1st), Living the Good News (Grades 2 to 4), Journey to Adulthood (Grades 5 and Up)
November 3, 2019, 5:00 am - 5:50 am
Godly Play, meets at 10 am following the Family Service, serves our youngest school-age parishioners—those in pre-K, kindergarten and 1st grade. The focus is on engaging children in the joy and wonder found in religious teachings. The Godly Play curriculum is an imaginative approach to religious education influenced by the Montessori method, which encourages teachers and children to be partners in learning. The lessons are hands-on, and children are encouraged to question and explore. The course draws parallels between the Biblical Gospel of compassion, mercy, justice, truth, faith, hope and love, and the children’s daily lives. A dedicated team of teachers and assistants rotates throughout each month to lead Godly Play.
Living the Good News Sunday School classes are for students in the 2nd through 4th grades. The curriculum is synchronized with the lectionary, so the children study the lessons read at that Sunday’s Family Service.
One-hour classes led by experienced and dedicated volunteer parishioners include discussions, drawing, contests and great works of religious music and art. While weekly attendance is encouraged, drop-ins are welcome.
Journey to Adulthood is geared to young adults, grades 5 and up, Journey to Adulthood uses an engaging, discussion-based format, drawing young people into thoughtful consideration about what it means to be a faithful adult in today’s world. The program is based on the key concept that “Personhood is a gift from God, but Adulthood must be earned.” It encourages teens and ‘tweens to explore all areas of their developing selves and to learn to connect their faith to all areas of life.