Church School

The Church School is a place for students to explore their own spiritual path in an age-appropriate setting. There is a mix of storytelling or reading, discussion, and creative work with peers. Children also have the chance to participate in the regular church service during the monthly "Multi-gen Mission Sunday" service. Students are introduced to our spiritual community in a fun and loving way. There are opportunities for children to be further involved in all the missions of the church.
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nursery
0 - pre-k

The nursery provides a great opportunity for parents to enjoy the service while their young children begin to build relationships with other kids, laying the foundation for their future church school experience. The staff is a consistent cadre of parents, teens, and young adults who have experience with babysitting and/or caring for young children. Staff interact with the children through play, age-appropriate crafts and activities, reading and/or singing.

Although we encourage parents to use the nursery, infants and young children are also welcome to stay with their parents during the service. There are coloring books and toys in the back of the church that are available for children to use during the service.

Sundays during 10 a.m. service.

 
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godly play
grades k - 2

The Godly Play classroom is a place for children to be themselves, to learn to live in a community, to come closer to the mystery of God's presence and to learn the language of the Christian people. Teachers act as guides to help the children use the language of religious narrative and symbols that will allow them to express themselves spiritually and make meaning. Children are treated seriously and with deep respect They are encouraged to do the work of discovering answers.

Sundays during 10 a.m. service.

 
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special communion class
grade 2 and above

Led by the Rector, children learn about the significance of the sacrament of Holy Communion. They visit the altar and explore what is on it, have an opportunity to try on vestments, and bake the bread which they will receive for their "Special Communion".

Five consecutive weeks in spring.

 
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Weavers
grades 3 - 5

This class focuses on helping children become more familiar with the Bible as they read together, participate in activities, and wonder about God's Love. Each lesson centers around an Old Testament (fall) or New Testament (spring) passage or a parable where students are encouraged to think about, illustrate and/or “build” what they think God’s message is. Students enjoy the opportunity to participate in “wondering” to explore God’s messages and Jesus’ teachings and make connections to their own lives and today’s world.

Sundays during 10 a.m. service.

 
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rite 13
Grades 6 - 8

Recognizing that the spiritual road traveled in adolescence can be tumultuous, our Rite 13 youth group’s focus is on recognizing the gifts God has given us, celebrating our creative potential, and fostering a strong community of faith. We celebrate a liturgical rite of passage with our young people the year of their 13th birthday, loosely based on the Jewish bar/bat mitzvah tradition. It is a way for the entire congregation to celebrate the unique gifts and abilities of its young teens.

Sundays during 10 a.m. service.

 
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journey to adulthood
grades 9 - 11

The Journey to Adulthood (J2A) group is a vibrant group of youth currently in 9th to 11th grades. The J2A program is a journey through a curriculum to prepare them for a spiritually based trip and life as young adults in church. The J2A program will culminate with their J2A Pilgrimage in the summer of 2020.

Sundays during 10 a.m. service.

 
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young adults at church
grades 11 - 12

Young Adults at Church (YAC) is a program for older teens to consider and carry out a ministry within their church or the community at large. They are guided through a process of discernment and encouraged to write their own credo, which helps them to find their ministry.

Sundays during 10 a.m. service.