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Children’s Church School

We provide our children with opportunities to play, learn, grow, and serve together in order that they may nurture faith in Christ, wonder in God, curiosity for God's word, and hearts for mission.


September - May
9:45 am to 10:45 am
Ages 2 - 5th grade
Child care is provided for infants and toddlers.
 

Ages 2 and 3

God Loves Me
D-104, D-106

God Loves Me is a storybook-based curriculum which, through 52 illustrated retellings of Old and New Testament Bible stories, relates the theological theme that God loves us all. Faith foundations are also built through the songs sung with "Mr. Music" (e.g. Deep and WideHe's Got the Whole World in His HandsJesus Loves MeB-I-B-L-E), play, and activities which reinforce each Sunday's lesson. Lessons are taught by volunteer teachers and supported by child care staff. 

 

Pre-K, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade

Spark
D-119, D-110, D-118

Spark is a faith formation program that encourages children in Pre-K through 2nd grade to open the scriptures and explore God's work. Spark lessons bring to life 150 stories from the Old and New Testaments through games, art, music, and science to accommodate all the different ways kids learn. It walks through key Old Testament and New Testament Bible stories each year, in a two-year cycle. The Old Testament Stories are presented in the fall quarter, and the New Testament stories are presented in the winter and spring quarters. Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost stories are include in the lesson sequence each year. Lessons are taught by volunteer teachers and supported by child care staff. 

 

2nd Grade

Holy Moly
D-116

Holy Moly is designed to ignite a biblical imagination! This very creative curriculum uses animated videos, inventive activities, and age-appropriate Bibles.  It walks through key Old Testament and New Testament Bible stories each year. The Old Testament Stories are presented in the fall quarter, and the New Testament stories are presented in the winter and spring quarters. Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost stories are include in the lesson sequence each year. Lessons are taught by volunteer teachers. 

 

3rd Grade

SBC - Sacraments, Bible, Creed
D-112

SBC is a three-part foundational faith-building-block course for our 3rd–grade children.  Our 3rd-grade children begin the year with a study of the two sacraments of the Presbyterian Church – communion and baptism by examining the biblical roots, theological meanings, and current practices. These children process in worship with the communion bread on World Communion Sunday (first Sunday of October). Then they study the Bible – its formation, organization, authors, as well as the broad sweep of the Good News. This study culminates with the presentation of Bibles to each 3rd grade student. Next, these young scholars study the church year and some of the gospel stories as well as the book Who Am I? by Katherine Patterson.  Students culminate the year with a study of the Apostles Creed and writing his/her own statement of faith which are affirmed and celebrated on the 3rd grade breakfast (April or early May). Lesson are taught by volunteer teachers and the Associate Pastor for Children and Their Families.

 

4th and 5th Grade

ROAD Trip
A-109, A-110, Play Place

ROAD is an acronym which stands for “Riding on the Avenues of Discipleship” and describes a multiple intelligences approach to faith formation in Sunday School for 4th and 5th graders. These older students engage in and explore a single Bible story from three different perspectives (e.g., art, drama, video, cooking, computers, games).  Because of their advancing cognitive abilities, these children are challenged with deeper theological conversation. Adult volunteers serve as “crew leaders” and teachers with this age level.


 

For more information about children's church school, contact:

Erin McGee, Associate Pastor Children & Family Ministries | (404) 495-8448 
Elizabeth Davis, Director Preschool Ministries & Children's Recreation | (404) 495-8423
Veronica Ridenhour, Administrative Assistant | (404) 495-8440

 

Church School Rooms

Infants (non-toddlers): D-100
1-year-olds: D-102
2-year-olds: D-104
3-year-olds: D-106
4-year-olds / Pre-K: D-119
Kindergarten: D-110
1st grade: D-118
2nd grade: D-116
3rd grade: D-112
4th and 5th grade: A-109, A-110, and the Play Place

Classes are assigned on the first Sunday of the program year by age or grade, and remain stable through the next 12 months. Every enrolled child receives a Church School invitation postcard in early September with the location of his/her class the names of the teachers.

 

 

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