September 11 through May
Sunday School is held in our Education Building on the east (Fishers Road) side of our campus. This space includes a nursery for infants and toddlers, classroom spaces for children age 2 - grade 5, a centrally-located lobby (street level) for fellowship at 11:00 a.m., and a children's library. In order to truly welcome children into our faith community, all children Grades K-5 begin worship in the Sanctuary with their families each Sunday and depart for Sunday School after the Childrens' Message. The first Sunday of each month is Worship Together Sunday, when children in grades 4 - 12 worship with their families for the entire hour.
While our program varies according to age group, each class has a curriculum that is enriched by worship, biblical storytelling, and music and visual arts. Our aim is to address the spiritual formation of children at their appropriate developmental stage within a faith community.
From Sept.- May, the schedule is as follows:
- Infant and toddler care with electronic pagers, 7:45–12:30 p.m., Nursery (Ed. Bldg, Room 102).
- Art@9, a mixed-age art class for age 3 to grade 5, 8:45 a.m., Ed. Bldg., Room 201.
- Sunday School for age 2 - age 4, 10:00 a.m., Ed. Bldg. (Age 2: Room G3; Age 3: Room G2; Age 4: begin in Room 106 and finish in Room 105). In the 2 and 3-year-old class, children are introduced to bible stories in traditional classrooms. Our 4-year-old class uses a unique worship space environment with multi-sensory materials and biblical storytelling.
- Grades K-5 begin Sunday mornings in the Sanctuary with their families. After the Children’s Moment, they are dismissed down the center aisle to their “Shepherds” who walk them to the Chapel and then to their classrooms in the Education Building (please accompany your child if it's your first Sunday). Sunday School for Grades K-3 follows in assigned classrooms (see bulletin boards at building entrances), while Sunday School Workshop Rotation for Grades 4-5 usually takes place on the top floor. Rotations provide variety as children experience the Bible story in a different way each week through art, drama, computers, and even cooking.
What happens after Grade 5?