Sunday School is available for children from age three through middle school from early September until mid-June. Older teenagers are welcome to become assistants, helping the teacher with the younger children. All children begin in our worship service and stay until after the children’s sermon, aka the message for our youngest disciples. We teach our children that even the youngest of them can follow Jesus and, therefore, are disciples. A favorite of both the children and the members of the congregation is passing the peace of Christ. Some of our older members delight in a smile, a handshake, and the words “May the peace of Christ be with you” from our littlest children. When we celebrate communion, our children are welcome at the Lord’s table, so the children return to worship in time to sit with their families.
We use a one-room approach to Sunday School using the Deep Blue One Room curriculum as a basis while supplementing with simply telling the stories of Jesus and providing multi-age level games to reinforce the lessons. We sometimes do service projects, such as making a dessert for the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless. There are three days in the year that are particularly special for our children: the opening day of Sunday School in September, the Christmas pageant in December, and Children’s Day in June.